Watch: Matt Kuchar Use Free Labor to Make Big Bank at WGC-Match Play

Matt Kuchar
Fans help Matt Kuchar look for his ball on the 16th hole in his match against Jordan Spieth during the 4th round of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 27, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Matt Kuchar was in serious trouble on the 17th hole during the round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Match Play. Tied through 16 holes with Jordan Spieth, Kuchar’s tee shot went way right and was seemingly lost.

But then Kuchar did the ultimate Kuchar thing: he convinced – almost demanded – fans in the gallery to “come and look for my ball.”

Fans eventually located his Bridgestone golf ball, and without as much as a thank-you fist bump (see video), and a very favorable ruling, Kuchar miraculously halved the hole after Spieth missed a makeable putt.

Kuchar would go on to win the match on the next hole, and move on to the quarter-finals. That win alone was worth about $150,000 ($337,000 for 5th-8th, $189,000 for 9th-16th).

Fans on Instagram noted the irony of Kuchar once again using cheap labor to make money:

“Give you 0.00000005% if you find it and I win,” mocked one user.

“Bet he didn’t give them a tip,” added another.

A user named Ron zinged, “Then he hands them each a nickel.”

Watch Matt Kuchar convince fans to look for his lost golf ball in the fourth round of the WGC-Dell Match Play.


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