Zhang paid the caddie only $700 after the tournament ' because, he said, of Chinese restrictions on how much money he can leave China with.
I want to say sorry to Zhang, Osman said. This is actually a small matter and I never expected it to stir up so much controversy.
Tournament sponsor Caltex gave him an extra $2,000 and a trophy when they heard of the snub.
The additional $5,000 is nearly 10 times what Osman earns in a month as a storekeeper.