For seven days, Osman Juaini carried the bag of Zhang Lianwei at the 2003 Caltex Singapore Masters.
Hours after the China golfer won the US$150,030 (S$204,000) top prize, the part-time caddie received just US$700, in seven hundred-dollar bills, although the two did not make an agreement over payment.
There was a furore when news broke over the treatment of Osman, a storekeeper.
The title sponsor stepped in to give him a S$2,000 cheque in recognition of his contribution to Zhang's victory.
The player later sent him a cheque for another US$5,000 through the Asian Tour.
Zhang said later that it was all a misunderstanding, adding: "I had told my caddie that I would give him more. But it had to be later. Because at the time I had only US$700 on me."