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Matt Kuchar

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 6/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 195

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World No. 18 Matt Kuchar is in Mexico City for the WGC-Mexico Championship and is grouped the first two rounds with Pat Perez and Rafa Cabrera Bello. UPDATE: Kuchar finished T58 (of 64) on 8-over 292 (74-74-73-71). He ranked last in SG: Putting: -7.383.
The 39-year-old finished T20 here last year where he was T10 thru 54 holes (68-71-67-73). Overall, it's his 29th World Golf Championship with 11 prior top 10s, most recently a T3 at the 2016 Bridgestone six WGC-starts ago. That matches his best finish in stroke-play WGCs (T3, 2010 CA Champ at Doral), and he's a one-time winner, claiming the 2013 Match Play. The Georgia Tech alum is 5-for-5 on the season with one top 25, a T5 at the WM Phoenix Open three starts ago, and checks in off a T26 at the Genesis (73-71-69-69) two weeks ago. Feb 28 - 4:00 PM

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Matt Kuchar concocted a 6-under-par 32-34=66 while facing Spyglass Hill in round one of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, placing him just one stroke off the early co-leaders Kevin Streelman and Beau Hossler.

After a six-year absence from this event, Kuchar returned last year but missed the cut after carding rounds of 74-69-74. He appears to be enjoying the prime weather conditions a little bit better as he was able to circle seven birdies at the difficult Spyglass Hill layout. Kuchar shook off some rust at last week's WM Phoenix Open with a T5 and looks to be maintaining that momentum on the West Coast. Next up for Kuchar is a round-two tee time at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course. In 10 previous trips, Kuchar's best finish at this event is a T6 which came back in 2007.
Feb 8 - 5:30 PM

World No. 19 Matt Kuchar carded a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to wrap on 14-under 270, up eight places to T6 with play still in progress. UPDATE: Kuchar finished a season-best T5, four short of a two-man playoff involving Gary Woodland and Chez Reavie.

This was the 39-year-old's ninth WMPO with three top 25s, and should be a third top 10, second straight. His best is T6 in 2009, so he's right on that mark. The Georgia Tech alum is now 3-for-3 on the season with this week his first top 25 (T29, RSM). After opening in 71-68-64, he began T14 on 10-under, one short of the overnight top 10. The Florida native squared three bogeys at holes 7 (3-putt from 47'11"), 15 (second in the water) and 17 (tee ball in the water), outpaced by seven birdies at 3-5, 9, 13, 14 and 16, three from between 14 and 50 feet. He posted 1.583 putts per GIR and 2.426 SG: Putting, currently No. 1 in both of those stats, taking 27 total putts. For the week, Kuchar totaled 22 birdies against eight bogeys.
Feb 4 - 5:18 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 19 Matt Kuchar painted a week-tying-low 7-under-par 33-31=64 on Moving Day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, vaulting 32 spots on the live leaderboard to T5 on 10-under 203, one back of 54-hole clubhouse leader Beau Hossler, who also shot 64. UPDATE: With play completed, Kuchar's 64 was tied for the low round and he's T14, four back of leader Rickie Fowler.

The 39-year-old is now 7-for-9 at TPC Scottsdale with two prior top 25s, both doubling as top 10s, including a T9 last year where he opened with 64. This is his third official start of the season, first since a T29 at the RSM, and arrived off a T32 two weeks ago on the European Tour (Abu Dhabi HSBC). After kicking off 71-68, the Georgia Tech alum began T37, four short of the overnight top 10. He found seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.347 strokes approaching-the-green and 2.146 tee-to-green. The Florida native squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 1, camouflaged by eight birdies at 11-13, 16, 18, 3, 4 and 9, four from between 12 and 18 feet. He posted a tidy 1.429 putts per GIR and 3.832 SG: Putting with 25 total putts.
Feb 3 - 4:56 PM

Matt Kuchar heads to the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale this week looking to continue his accuracy.

Kuchar turned in a 31st-place finish at the HSBC Champions at Sheshan, 29th at The RSM Classic and ninth at the Hero World Challenge. He doesn't possess a big driver, but he is tremendously accurate. He ranks 31st in Driving Accuracy Percentage (66.96 percent), while checking in an impressive sixth in GIR (76.39 percent). Kuchar is also adequate out of the sand, so the only reason to be concerned about Kuchar is rust. He hasn't played a competitive round since Dec. 3 in the Bahamas. If he fires out of the gate on Thursday, it's going to be a good event. If he is rusty and fighting the cut line, he won't come close to exceeding DFS salary expectations.
Feb 1 - 12:24 AM

St. Simons Island, Georgia, resident Matt Kuchar readies for his seventh RSM Classic and is the top-ranked player in the 156-man field at 15th in OWGR.

The Georgia Tech alum was top-ranked last year as well (20th), and missed his first cut in six visits. He has five top 25s in his five cashes with one top 10, a T7 in 2014. The 39-year-old is second-highest this week in outright odds at a pre-tourney 18/1 outright. He's a seven-time TOUR winner in 403 career events (392 pro), but not since the 2014 RBC Heritage 91 starts ago. The Florida native is making his second TOUR start of the season after a T31 at the WGC-HSBC three weeks ago, where he was T9 thru 54 holes (67-70-72-78). He also posted a T31 the week prior at the Bridgestone Open on the Japan Tour.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 07:23:00 PM

Matt Kuchar has made just one bogey in reaching 7-under 137 through two rounds of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China although he struggled to find red numbers in a 2-under-par 35-35=70 on Friday.

But despite the lack of fireworks on his second lap of Sheshan International, the American ended the day the way he started it, in a tie for sixth place. Looking to build on his first-round 67, Kuchar opened with five pars before scoring birdie-2 at No. 6 for the second day running. But pars then became the norm again for the Ryder Cup star until a run of birdie-bogey-birdie at 14, 15 and 16. Two more pars at 17 and 18 completed a steady day although he'll go into the weekend six behind leader Dustin Johnson. Kuchar has hit the same number of greens in regulation as DJ through 36 holes (80.6%) but he'll need to get hotter on the putter; he's outside the top 30 in both recorded Putting categories (Putts Per Gir and Putts Per Round).
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 05:54:00 AM

Matt Kuchar birdied three of his final four holes at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China on Thursday, that burst of red securing a faultless 5-under-par 35-32=67 and a place inside the top six after round one.

It looked as if the Royal Birkdale runner-up would have plenty of catching up to do on fellow American Brooks Koepka (64) but gains at 6, 7 and 8 and a par at the tough 9th put him just three back. Starting at 10, Kuchar rode the par train for the first eight holes before finally posting his first red number of the day at the par-5 18th. Another followed at 2 and his patience was rewarded with those three late gains. The World No. 14 found 8 (of 14) fairways at Sheshan International today but pinged 16 greens in regulation, ranking him second in that category. He took 29 putts.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 06:56:00 AM

Matt Kuchar will make his first start of the new PGA TOUR season as he preps for this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China.

It's not always an easy task to fly halfway around the world and just pop out a top-10 finish, let alone win an event. That is likely why Kuchar entered last week's Bridgestone Open to get himself acclimated to the time zone as he plays Sheshan International for the second straight year, finishing T21 last year. That week was full of ups and down, carding 66 and 68 in Rounds 2 and 3, but bookending that with rounds of 73 and 76. The highlight of that week came in R3 when he aced the par-3 17th, his second eagle of the week. The Georgia Tech product doesn't play much in the fall but this week presents a nice opportunity to pick up some early-season FedExCup points.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 03:34:00 PM

In the second match of Saturday morning foursomes, Americans Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson made easy work of Adam Hadwin and Adam Scott, brushing aside the Internationals 4-and-3 on Day 3 of the Presidents Cup and pushing Team USA to a 10.0 to 2.0 point overall score.

The United States began the morning with a commanding 8-to-2 overnight lead and Kuchar/Johnson were the second 4-and-3 win for the home team on Day 3, matching Spieth/Reed's win in the kickoff match. Kuchar/Johnson won the first hole with an up-and-down par and never trailed in this one, improving to 2-0-0 for the week after a 1 UP win on Day 1. The match was competitive thru four holes (all square) before the US took a 1 UP lead at No. 5 with bogey-5, and then moved to 4 UP by the turn, winning holes 6, 7 and 9, the latter two with birdies. The Internationals clawed back with birdie-wins at 10 and 13, now 2 DOWN, but the US closed them out with Kuchar dropping a par-saver from 6'6" to win the 14th, and KUCH again at 15, canning the birdie-clincher from 16'4".
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 11:16:00 AM

Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson fought hard with Jhonattan Vegas and Adam Scott, but it was the Americans that escaped with a 1-up victory during the Thursday Foursomes portion of the 2017 Presidents Cup.

The International side got off to a hot start, finding themselves 2-up after two. They applied plenty of pressure on the outward nine, including some notable putts of 7'8" and 16'10", winning four holes along the way. Kuchar and Johnson won three holes themselves on the outward nine. The most notable came at the par-3 seventh where Johnson holed out from the greenside bunker for birdie. Given the blustery conditions at Liberty National today, par was a good score for most of the day. However, this American duo managed to make their way around, blemish-free. That goes to show how strong the Scott-Vegas duo also played today, considering this went down to the very last hole.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 05:28:00 PM

World No. 13 Matt Kuchar tossed up a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to finish up on 6-under 69-71-67-67=274, up six spots to T9 with play still in progress and projecting to drop two places to 14th in the FedExCup standings. UPDATE: With play completed, Kuchar finished T10, six adrift of champion Xander Schauffele, and 14th in the FEC standings.

The 39-year-old closed out last week's BMW with a bogey-free 67 (-4) for a T5 and duplicated the blemish-free effort on Sunday at East Lake. It might just net him another top-10 finish this postseason, posting T10 at THE NORTHERN TRUST and the above-mentioned T5. This was the Georgia Tech alum's seventh consecutive appearance with a pair of T10s his best (2015, 2012), so he's right on that number. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.017 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.132 tee-to-green. The Florida native circled holes 1, 6 and 18, posting 1.800 putts per GIR and -0.133 SG: Putting. If the top 10 holds, it'll be his ninth of the season in 26 starts.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 04:50:00 PM

World No. 13 Matt Kuchar enjoyed a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the BMW Championship to finish up on 15-under 269, currently T5 and projected 12th in the FedExCup standings, up six places on the week.

The 39-year-old is off to his eighth consecutive TOUR Championship and records his second top 10 this postseason (T10, The NT). After opening in 67-68-67, he began in a seven-way T5 on 11-under, eight adrift of 54-hole leader Marc Leishman. The Florida native hit nine (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 1.068 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.924 tee-to-green. He carded four birdie-3s at Nos. 4 (from 20'1"), 9, 15 and 16, posting 1.750 putts per GIR and 0.143 SG: Putting with 30 total putts. This is his second straight top 10 at the BMW and a second consecutive top 5 (T4/2016).
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:47:00 PM

World No. 13 Matt Kuchar signed for a 4-under-par 33-34=67 after the third round of the BMW Championship and a three-day total of 11-under 202, up five places to T5, eight in arrears of 54-hole leader Marc Leishman.

The 39-year-old hit 10 (of 14) fairways and conjured eight greens in regulation, losing 0.131 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 1.155 around-the-green. He squared two bogey-5s at holes 3 and 4, offset by two conventional circles at 7 and 14, adding eagle-3 at 8 from 16'9" and hole-out birdie-3s at 1 and 10 from 17'5" away and 14'2", respectively. The Georgia Tech alum recorded 1.750 putts per GIR and 1.069 SG: Putting, taking 24 total putts. He's projecting at 15th in the FedExCup standings, heading back to the TOUR Championship for an eighth straight year.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 05:55:00 PM

World No. 13 Matt Kuchar handed in a 3-under-par 35-33=68 after the second round of the BMW Championship to reach 7-under 135, up five places to T9 with play still in progress.

This is the 39-year-old's ninth appearance (in the FedExCup era) with top-5 finishes last year (T4) and T3 in 2010 (Cog Hill G&CC). He kicked off with a six-birdie two-bogey 67 and chased with four circles against one square on 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. The Florida native recorded 0.588 SG: Off-the-Tee and 0.543 SG: Around-the-Green, losing 0.295 approaching-the-green. He circled holes 8 (from 19'0"), 12, 13 and 18, posting 1.786 putts per GIR and 0.364 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 05:56:00 PM