“I’ve got a great pairing today with Matt Kuchar,” Mickelson said. “Obviously, we are not going to have any side action today because I’d probably see like 0.6 percent if I did win.”
Kuchar was criticized for paying a local caddie just $5,000 after a victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico in November. Kuchar won $1.296 million for the victory. Caddies usually receive about 10 percent of a golfer’s winnings. Kuchar later offered the caddie $50,000.