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Matt Kuchar |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Georgia Tech

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Matt Kuchar settled for a 1-over-par 33-38=71 in his second round of the TOUR Championship.
This is the kind of lackluster play that gamers have come to expect from Kuchar at East Lake. He hit only half of his fairways and greens today and missed two looks from inside six feet. He circled all three of his birdies going out, but got stung by four birdies overall, including three on his inward nine. At 1-under 139, he's five strokes behind the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Sep 12 - 2:43 PM

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Matt Kuchar opened the TOUR Championship with a 2-under-par 35-33=68, finishing one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

Kuchar has understandably scuffled since his caddie's wife died on Aug. 27, but he was vintage today, splitting nine (of 14) fairways and hitting 15 greens in regulation. The stripe show yielded three birdies -- all from outside 12 feet -- to erase a lone bogey at the par-3 sixth hole. It's the fourth time in as many editions of the Playoffs finale that Kuchar has signed for a red number following his first round, but he went on to collect only two in the next three rounds of his last three appearances combined.
Sep 11 - 5:36 PM

Matt Kuchar turns his attention to East Lake Golf Club for this week's TOUR Championship.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket attended school just down the road, but that hasn't transitioned to success here in the past, as three of his four trips have yielded finished of 20th or worse. He arrives at East Lake ranked eighth in the FedExCup standings, not in control, but certainly in striking distance. Kuchar should have plenty of support this week as he tries to overcome a rough month and win one for his caddie Lance Bennett.
Sep 10 - 8:58 AM

Matt Kuchar authored a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

It's been a trying week for Kuchar, his caddie Lance Bennett and their loves ones. In the aftermath of the sudden death of Bennett's wife, Angela, Kuchar said on Golf Channel on Friday that the only time he considered withdrawing was on the first tee in the opening round. Forging on, after turning in a benign, 2-under 69 in the opener, Kuchar went crazy today, burying nine birdies against four bogeys. He hit 13 greens in regulation and possessed a strokes gained-putting clip of 4.650 for the round at last check. Today's notable conversions for birdie measured 28'2", 12'2" and 17'3" at Nos. 15, 3 and 8, respectively, but he also holed a look over bogey from 13'4" at the par-5 seventh. At 7-under 135, Kuchar is just one stroke adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 30 - 2:27 PM

Angela Barrett, wife of Lance Bennett, who caddies for Matt Kuchar, died on Wednesday morning in Texas.

In its report, Golfweek specified that Lance received word on Tuesday at TPC Boston that his wife had experienced a seizure. Kuchar's management firm, Excel Sports, released the following statement: "This is a very difficult time for our family, but we appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the caddies, players and entire golf community." Lance and Angela are parents to a four-year-old daughter, Emma. Matt Kuchar released his own statement: "(My wife) Sybi, the boys and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to Lance and Emma Grace during this devastating time. Angela was a cherished friend, a wonderful wife and a loving mother who made a major impact on all who were lucky enough to know her, and she will be greatly missed." The Deutsche Bank Championship is scheduled to begin at 8:20 a.m. on Friday.
Aug 28 - 1:12 AM

Matt Kuchar submitted a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of The Barclays to crack the top five at 11-under 273.

Kuchar circled a short birdie on the front nine at Ridgewood CC, and then posted several highlights among his three birdies on the back. He holed a 15'4" putt for birdie on the par-4 12th and ended his day with a chip-in birdie from 50'6" on the par-4 18th. Statistically, his 15 GIR stood as his most impressive feat. He entered the week fourth in the FedExCup standings and should remain in that spot.
Aug 24 - 5:48 PM

Matt Kuchar crafted a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of The Barclays to join Morgan Hoffmann in the clubhouse lead at 7-under 206.

The birdies were falling from everywhere at Ridgewood CC for Kuchar, with five of his six birdies dropping from outside of 13 feet. The highlight was a hole out from off the green at the par-4 14th from 38'8". Though he landed just 12 GIR, he gained well over a stroke with the long wand and putted to a 1.58 average. He will try and close the door on his second victory of the season in Sunday's final round.
Aug 23 - 4:21 PM

Matt Kuchar submitted a 3-under-par 36-32=68 for his opening round of The Barclays.

Given the detail he provided about how he incurred his back injury, you figured that he'd come out strong today. Well, Kuchar sat 1-over after 12 holes that included a birdie conversion from 19'2" at the par-4 11th. That was due to three bogeys after failing to find the green in regulation at each. However, he roared in with four birdies at two pars. The blitz included three straight beginning at the 15th hole, all from outside -- 24'10" (No. 15), 17'10" (No. 16) and 18'10" (No. 17). He signed his card with a strokes gained-putting clip just south of 1.900 and sitting just two strokes back of the fray atop the leaderboard. This was his first start since a T12 at the WGC-Bridgestone, but look for him every week now as he opened the Playoffs slotted fourth in points on the shoulder of a victory and a TOUR-leading 10 top 10s.
Aug 21 - 5:52 PM

Matt Kuchar declared himself healthy again in today's presser at The Barclays.

It turns out that the last champion at Ridgewood Country Club (in 2010) suffered discomfort in his back doing something with which many dads are familiar, albeit two days before the PGA Championship. "We were having a party at the house – a bunch of people over, a bunch of kids over," he said. "I was in charge of hooking up the Slip 'N Slide for the kids. Walked around, all of Target, all of Wal-Mart, couldn’t find one. Sat in the car for about an hour fighting traffic and when I got back, I thought, 'Boy, my back doesn’t feel very good right now.'" Kuchar withdrew from the major, but he's ready to go this week. "I feel like I’m 100 percent. It’s funny how little setbacks can feel so different to you."
Aug 19 - 3:22 PM

Matt Kuchar is listed in the published field for next week's Barclays.

Scheduled to open the FedExCup Playoffs on Thursday, Aug. 21, The Barclays will be contested at Ridgewood Country Club. Kuchar won the tournament in its last turn as host in 2010, but at fourth in the standings and nursing a sore back that prevented him from competing in the PGA Championship, he wouldn't suffer greatly in points if he elected to sit out another week.
Aug 15 - 5:18 PM

Matt Kuchar withdrew prior to his tee time in the opening round of the 96th PGA Championship due to a back injury.

Kuchar was slated to go off the 10th tee at 9:05 a.m. ET. He leads the PGA TOUR with 10 top 10s, so this will be a blow for many a fantasy gamer invested at Valhalla. He hasn't played the Wyndham Championship since 2005, so it's likely that we won't see him again until The Barclays on Aug. 21-24; that is, if his body is ready to give it a go. Kuchar is fourth in the FedExCup standings, so he could afford to sit out the lid-lifter in the Playoffs.
Aug 7 - 11:46 AM

Matt Kuchar conjured up a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgetsone Invitational and is an early clubhouse leader at 6-under 274.

Kuchar started fast with an eagle from 11'11" at Firestone CC's par-5 second hole. He added three birdies on the back nine, with two falling from outside of 20 feet. He split 11 of 14 fairways, landed 13 GIR and gained well over a stroke with the putter on Sunday. On the heels of his T4 at the RBC Canadian Open last week, it seems that Kuchar is ready to roll at the PGA Championship later this week.
Aug 3 - 4:43 PM

The final round of the RBC Canadian Open was suspended at 2:19 p.m. ET due to inclement weather. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 2:45 p.m.

This is the second suspension of the day following a 20-minute postponement at the start. Matt Kuchar concluded his round, however, posting a 5-under-par 32-33=65 to post 11-under 269 and establish the latest target in the cluhouse. He was within five shots of the lead after a blemish-free front nine, but his charge didn't make much progress thereafter. He kept his round alive with par-savers from 7'4" and 9'7" on the eighth and 15th holes, respectively. Kuchar also traded two birdies with a bogey on the back nine before rolling in a 31'5" walk-off birdie. This will go in the books as yet another top 10, his PGA TOUR-leading 10th of the season.
Jul 27 - 2:22 PM

Matt Kuchar fashioned a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

Kuchar went 7-for-7 in scrambling today but three-jacked the green at the par-3 fifth hole from just inside 22 feet for bogey. Elsewhere he circled six birdies -- three on each side -- including a zero-putt four-yarder at 17 and a conventional roll from 20'11" at the par-4 second. At 6-under 134, he's four strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jul 25 - 1:27 PM

Matt Kuchar will try and tame Hoylake in The Open Championship later this week.

Kuchar was a slow learner in The Open, but has caught on lately. After missing his first five cuts in this event, he's made three of his last four including top-15 finishes in each of his last two. It would seem that this type of layout would favor the American, as his game is built on keeping the ball in play and avoiding bogeys. Given his solid season and recent form in the season's third major, there is no reason to be concerned about his chances this week.
Jul 16 - 12:41 PM