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Matt Kuchar |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Georgia Tech

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Matt Kuchar rounded off his 97th PGA Championship with a final-round, 4-under-par 34-34=68 at Whistling Straits, wrapping his seventh PGA at 12-under 276, good for a three-way tie for seventh place.
Kuchar began the day at 8-under (T10) and seven back of 54-hole leader and eventual champ Jason Day. At the conclusion of the festivities, he finished eight adrift on rounds of 68-72-68-68. His T7 is his best finish of the season in the majors, supplanting a T12 at the U.S. Open, and is also a career best at the PGA in seven attempts (T10/2010 Whistling Straits). The American circled four birdies on his loop at Nos. 2, 5, 6 and 10 to offset bogeys at the par-4 ninth and 13th, respectively. The highlight of his round came at the par-5 11th, where after two mighty blows, he rolled in a six-footer for eagle. He ran out of gas thereafter, playing his last eight holes in a birdie-less, 1-over. With 21 events in the books on the 37-year-old's season, Kuchar sits 24th in the FedExCup standings. Aug 16 - 9:17 PM

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Matt Kuchar carded a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in today's opening round of the 97th PGA Championship, finishing with the very early clubhouse lead.

A back injury forced him out of last year's contest at Valhalla, but he's making early amends for gamers he disappointed at the time. Kuchar landed 14 greens in regulation at Whistling Straits today and converted on six of those looks for birdie. Four disappeared from outside 11 feet, the longest measuring 23'5" at the par-3 seventh hole. His only top 10 in six prior starts in this major occurred on this golf course in 2010.
Aug 13 - 1:23 PM

RBC Ambassador Matt Kuchar pieced together a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in today's final round of the RBC Canadian Open to post 12-under 276, currently T7 on the live leaderboard.

Kuchar began his day at 9-under (T16) and six shots adrift. He needed a fast start and didn't get it, squaring bogey on two of his first three holes after missing those greens in regulation. The 37-year-old sandwiched in a gimme birdie from three inches on the par-5 second after nearly holing his third from 107 yards out. He penciled three more on the card at Nos. 5, 7 and 9, each from inside seven feet, but squared double on the par-3 12th to stall his momentum. Kuchar responded with birdies on 13, 15 and 16, all from inside five feet. Of note, his 6'1" conversion at the seventh was his longest roll of the day. Kuchar's stats show 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 GIR, registering 4.214 in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but struggled with the flat stick to the tune of -1.964 at the time he signed his card. He has three RBC top 10s (eight prior appearances), including T4/2014 and T2/2013.
Jul 26 - 5:00 PM

Matt Kuchar put up a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his morning round at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and sits three shots off Thorbjorn Olesen's clubhouse lead.

There are just two par fives on the scorecard at Gullane this week and the Ryder Cup star eagled both. Those threes came at 2 and 16 while, in between, he traded two birdies against two bogeys. In relatively calm conditions in East Lothian, it was a good morning for the Americans as Kuchar joined Jimmy Walker (65), Rickie Fowler (66) and Ryan Palmer (67) inside the top 10 after the early wave finished. The 37-year-old, who was T10 in his last appearance at the Scottish Open in 2011, hit 14 greens in regulation after splitting 11 (of 14) fairways.
Jul 9 - 9:09 AM

Matt Kuchar enjoyed a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the 115th U.S. Open.

He arrived at Chambers Bay in mediocre form, so, of course, he went out and recorded what is now his lowest aggregate in 39 career rounds of this tournament. Kuchar stood over 15 opportunities to score today. He converted four birdies against one bogey and sits two strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Jun 18 - 5:23 PM

Matt Kuchar looks to tackle a tough Chambers Bay at this week's U.S. Open.

The always smiling Kuchar has pieced together five straight top 30s at the U.S. Open but his form is lacking, relatively, entering the week. He is 15-for-16 on the season, but he has just three top 10s to his name on the season. Kuchar is still one of the game's steadiest talents and should be considered strongly in all formats.
Jun 16 - 7:58 PM

Matt Kuchar is back at TPC Four Seasons for his eighth appearance in the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

Kuchar is 7-for-7 at the Byron Nelson, including top 10s in 2011 (T6) and a T7 in last year's edition. Typically, he would be a lock for fantasy rosters, given his course form and a field that contains just 16 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The 36-year-old has eight top 25s on the season in 14 starts, but only three have gone for top 10s, including a solo fifth at the RBC Heritage. Prior to Harbour Town however, his last top 10 was at the Humana Challenge back in January. Kuchar's streak of 23 consecutive paydays ended in his last start at THE PLAYERS and is his only missed cut on the season. He's either due to break out, or his Kuchar-slump may continue. Decisions, decisions.
May 26 - 3:20 PM

Matt Kuchar reached 1-1 on the week with a 3-and-2 victory over Stephen Gallacher in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

This was a clean match before the turn. Both were bogey-free and Gallacher enjoyed a 2-up margin. The tides turned on 10 where the Scot conceded the hole. Now sparked with some momentum, Kuchar evened the match with a birdie-3 at 11. He then chipped in for eagle from in front of the green at the drivable, par-4 12th for a third straight win. Down a hole, Gallacher took the 13th with par, but Kuchar ran the table with a concession at the par-4 14th, a birdie-win at 15 and a match-ending par at the par-4 16th. It also closed out Gallacher's chances of advancing. He's 0-2 entering Friday's third round against Ben Martin (1-1). Kuchar draws arguably the hottest golfer at TPC Harding Park in Hunter Mahan (2-0).
Apr 30 - 8:04 PM

Matt Kuchar rounded off a solid week in defense of his RBC Heritage title signing for a final-round, 3-under-par 33-35=68 and posted 14-under 270, good for solo fifth.

Kuchar was part of a three-way tie for second entering the final round, three shots adrift of the 54-hole leader. He circled five birdies through his first 13 holes, including back-to-back conversions on the par-4 12th and 13th holes to be right in the mix. Unfortunately, the 36-year-old ran out of steam, bogeying two of his last five to drop out of contention. On the round "KUUCH" split 10 (of 14) fairways but mustered only 10 greens in regulation, not the recipe for success that he was looking for.
Apr 19 - 4:30 PM

Matt Kuchar rode six birdies to a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's third round of the RBC Heritage to post 11-under 202, three shots off the pace of the 54-hole leader.

Kuchar, the defending champion, entered the round four shots back of the overnight leader and playing partner Troy Merritt. After circling six birdies against one bogey and one double, he was able to trim that margin to three. For the second-consecutive round, the 36-year-old birdied all three par 5s. A two-putt double on the par-3 seventh briefly derailed his chase, but he quickly grabbed those two shots back with consecutive birdies on Nos. 8 and 9. Kuchar's last blemish on the card came on the par-4 10th failing to convert a sand save from the greenside-bunker. Once again, he immediately bounced back, adding his fifth birdie of the round on the par-4 11th. On the day, he manufactured a remarkable score considering he found the short grass only six (of 14) times and could hit just 11 of 18 greens in regulation.
Apr 18 - 8:01 PM

Matt Kuchar added a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage to post 8-under 134, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Quite simply, Kuchar piled on today. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation en route to six birdies, including on all three par 5s. The longest of his three birdies from outside 10 feet dropped in from 21'3" at the par-5 fifth hole. While he dropped a shot at the par-3 seventh -- his only square of the round -- Kuchar followed with a par save from just outside 10 feet at the par-4 eighth.
Apr 17 - 12:56 PM

Matt Kuchar opened his title defense of the RBC Heritage with a 3-under-par 35-33=68, coming to rest just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The 36-year-old has been in a bit of a rut -- for him -- but he snapped out of it today. Kuchar went 4-for-13 in scoring opportunities with four birdies. The set featured conversions from 23'4" at the par-4 10th hole and 34'8" at the par-5 15th. He dropped only one shot at the par-3 seventh, but he salvaged par from 12'8" at No. 10. Since missing the cut in his debut here in 2003, he's perfect in 10 trips with a total of three top 10s.
Apr 16 - 5:29 PM

Matt Kuchar slipped on the plaid tartan jacket at last year's RBC Heritage and returns for another look at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Kuchar's form has simmered as of late, but now returns to the site of his 2014 victory. It was a dramatic finish as he splashed in from the greenside bunker on the 72nd hole of the event to knock off Luke Donald. Kuchar remains one of the safest play for gamers week in and week out and should be drafted as a top-tier option in all formats.
Apr 15 - 9:29 AM

Matt Kuchar cruised to a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open, finishing four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

With two T8s and a solo second in his last three trips to the Golf Club of Houston, this is pretty much what everyone expected today. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation en route to seven birdies. Four of his par breakers ranged 11-15 feet. Kuchar also squared two bogeys, including a three-putt from outside 55 feet at the par-3 16th hole. While he's survived 19 consecutive cuts, he's gone four in a row without a top 10. That's a bit surprising from a guy that's totaled no fewer than eight (2013) in each of the previous five seasons.
Apr 2 - 6:42 PM

Matt Kuchar locked up a top-20 finish when he signed for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open and ends the week at 1-over 289.

Three of Kuchar's six birdies fell from 10 feet or longer, with a 29'4" birdie on the par-3 third hole the longest. He spread three bogeys across TPC San Antonio. He should be on everyone's short list for the Shell Houston Open next week. Not only was he there runner-up in 2014, but he has cracked the top 10 in his last three trips to the Golf Club of Houston.
Mar 29 - 3:22 PM