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.