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Kuchar apologizes, will pay caddie $50K

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Kuchar apologized Friday for what he said were insensitive comments about the caddie he used at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall and said he would pay the $50,000 the caddie requested.

He also said he would make a donation to the tournament to be distributed to charities in the Cancun area.

"Golf is a game where we call penalties on ourselves," Kuchar said in a statement released by the PGA Tour. "I should have done that long ago and not let this situation escalate."

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Money Leaders: PGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Xander Schauffele $3,302,073
2 Matt Kuchar $2,919,613
3 Gary Woodland $2,625,903
4 Marc Leishman $2,015,291
5 Phil Mickelson $1,968,160
6 Brooks Koepka $1,904,000
7 Justin Rose $1,894,795
8 Charles Howell III $1,840,949
9 Rickie Fowler $1,689,888
10 Bryson DeChambeau $1,638,000
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