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Kooch wins Sony Open

Discussion in 'Other Georgia Tech Sports' started by LibertyTurns, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. LibertyTurns

    LibertyTurns Helluva Engineer

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    Helluva a back 9 to cap off a fantastic week. Congrats Kooch!
     
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  2. Bamajacket

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    Second win of the season, now ranks second in Fedex standings. Way to go Koch!
     
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  3. ramblinjacket

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  4. g0lftime

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    Matt was a little light on paying his substitute caddy when he won. However the 10% payoff is for his regular caddy who does a lot of off course prep at tournaments. This guy carried the bag and helped with course knowledge. That was it. He didn’t deserve the typical 10% but $5k was too light.
     
  5. LibertyTurns

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    Kooch lost the media war because the temp caddie probably aided by some lawyer type yapping in his ear knew he could extort more out of him. It was a great sob story, some dude trying to make it week to week on meager earnings with a family barely scratching by & a big hotshot PGA professional with gobs of money to throw around won’t share a small fraction of the proceeds. I thought he offered the caddie a total of $20k which was probably a fair amount given the fact this guy provided a fraction of what his normal caddie does over the course of a season.

    It just kind of rubbed me wrong because this whole thing came off like Matt has made millions so he should just hand over a bunch of cash to a guy whether he deserved it or not. After all they had a agreement up front and it was only after he won did this guy start thinking he was entitled to a bunch more. Well, one problem’s going to be solved. These stand in cadddies are going to get a signed contract from now on. You won’t find anyone getting shaken down like Kooch did.
     
  6. herb

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    Tim Rosaforte called it extortion on golf channel this morning. But you are right, it’s all in writing now and will probably be fewer of the locals being used, instead will bring in a friend for the week.
     
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    He’s getting booed all day today. Never seen that in a regular golf tournament. Must be from when he intitially tried to stiff his caddie a couple weeks ago after his last win.
     
  8. THWG

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    Is he being booed or are they saying "kooooooch"?
     
  9. bwelbo

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    Didn’t sound like the regular Kuch.
     
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  10. Rammy

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    Build the wall
     

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