Billy Horschel pocketed $10 million after winning the FedEx Cup in September, and his caddie, Micah Fugitt, immediately became a millionaire.
In addition to tipping the locker room attendants at East Lake Golf Club $10,000 each, Horschel gave Fugitt a $1 million bonus at the end of the season, according to a story in GolfWeek.
“Shock, happiness, joy,” Fugitt said about receiving the money. “You have such a wide range of emotions. He’s always been great about showing gratitude to people like that.”
Fugitt, who broke down in tears after Horschel’s emotional FedEx Cup victory, said he will use the bonus to set up college funds for his two children.
Horschel’s 2014 ended in a whirlwind. He finished second at the Deutsche Bank Championship and won the BMW Championship in addition to the Tour Championship. Horschel’s winning was too little too late, and the 28-year-old was not selected for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Soon after the Tour Championship, his wife had their first daughter, and Horschel said golf was “not life and death anymore.”
He hasn’t started his 2015 season with the same momentum. In seven tournaments, he has missed two cuts with his highest finish in a full-field event being a 22nd-place at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
No matter, as Horschel will always have 2014. And his caddie will always have that million bucks.