Talking Points: Caddie prevails in the end
Monday, August 8, 2011
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Oh, the irony of it all.
To say it one way: Tiger Woods earned less this week at the Bridgestone Invitational than his former caddie.
To say it another way: Woods made less money this week at the Bridgestone Invitational than Adam Scott’s caddie.
Although Scott earned the headlines, it is impossible not to see the irony in the fact that his caddie, Steve Williams, carried the bag for Woods for 12 years.
Scott won the first prize of $1.4 million and it is customary to give a 10 percent tip to caddies, meaning Williams might be looking at a $140,000 payday. Contrast that to Woods, who tied for 37th place in the field of 76 players to win $58,500.
There was a big bonus awarded following Saturday’s UFC 133, and it was not what you might expect.
From Steve Cofield of the Yahoo! Sports blog Cagewriter:
There was no submission victory at UFC 133 so UFC president Dana White used the extra cash ($70,000) to award a brand new bonus — “the thanks for getting those horrifying shorts off TV as soon as possible” bonus.
Brian Ebersole’s victory was impressive, but White was happier with the fact that he no longer had to watch Dennis Hallman in the Octagon wearing tiny, tiny blue Speedos.
White argued that Hallman’s fight gear wasn’t even a Speedo.
“That wasn’t a Speedo. I’ve seen Speedos before, that had to be custom made,” White said with a tone somewhere between joking and still kind of irked. “(Ebersole) deserved every dime he got!”
“I was just worried about that cup, and his uniform malfunctioning to be quite honest,” joked Ebersole afterward.
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