Rory McIlroy BURNED Matt Kuchar right in front of Brooks Koepka...

Rory McIlroy fires shots at Matt Kuchar during Wyndham Rewards presentation - and it's very awkward! 

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Wed, 7 Aug 2019

 

Rory McIlroy slammed Matt Kuchar as the pair lined up alongside Brooks Koepka during a Wyndham Rewards Top 10 presentation, and nobody quite knew how to react other than just laugh.

World No.1 Koepka clinched the top spot in the inaugural Wyndham Rewards Top 10 following three victories in the regular season, scooping a $2 million bonus from a total of $10 million being awarded to the top 10 players.

McIlroy finished second in the race - 572 points behind Koepka - and picked up $1.5 million for his efforts. 

But that's where the fun started during the presentation as Kuchar came third and realised he finished just two points behind McIlroy, resulting in a pay cheque of $1.2 million.

Watch the hilarious video below...

 

 

Kuchar joked he felt "mad" after realising he had lost out on $300,000 by finishing just two points behind the Northern Irishman.

McIlroy then interrupted Kuchar during the interview when saying: "We all know what money means to him!"

For those unaware of McIlroy's snipe, he was referring to the back end of last year when Kuchar denied his stand-in caddie anywhere near the 10% that a typical caddie would have earned when winning the Mayakoba Classic.

Kuchar has since issued an apology to his caddie that week, David Ortiz, and paid him $50,000.

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Koepka clinched the top spot in the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 and a $2 million bonus, with a total of $10 million being awarded to the top 10 players. 

The first-ever 'Wyndham Rewards Top 10' placed a greater premium on performance throughout the 43-tournament PGA Tour regular season.

“To finish No.1 in the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 is incredible. That's what you shoot for at the start of the season; you want to be No.1 going into the FedExCup Playoffs,” said Koepka.

“I’m thankful to Wyndham for their contributions and I'm excited to get the Playoffs underway.”

Over the last two weeks, Webb Simpson jumped from No.26 to No.9 to claim the final position in the Wyndham Rewards Top 10, thanks to back-to-back runner-up finishes at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Wyndham Championship.

With Simpson joining the top 10, Justin Rose was bumped from No.10 to No.11.

 

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