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Matt Kuchar

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 6/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195

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Past champ and overnight co-leader Matt Kuchar back-pedaled to a 1-over-par 34-39=73 in today's weather-delayed final round of the Memorial Tournament to wrap his 11th appearance on 13-under 275, down three places into a four-way T4, two adrift of a two-man playoff involving Jon Curran and 54-hole co-leader William McGirt.
The 37-year-old was chasing his eighth TOUR title in his 366th career start -- first since the 2014 Heritage. This was his sixth career 54-hole lead/co-lead and he drops to 2-for-6, though one of those was his last conversion here in 2013. Kuchar began the finale in a three-way T1 with McGirt and Gary Woodland, who rounded out the final threesome. He split 12 (of 14) fairways but mustered 12 greens in regulation. The Georgia Tech alum birdied Nos. 3, 5 and 7 to outpace bogey on 6 to turn 2-under and T1. He squared the 12th and was still T1 when play was suspended. When play resumed, Kuchar doubled the 13th (from a fairway bunker) and bogeyed the 15th before a final birdie at the 16th. It's his seventh top 10 of the season and fourth straight. Jun 5 - 6:16 PM

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Past champ and overnight co-leader Matt Kuchar bobbed and weaved to a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the weather-delayed third round of the Memorial Tournament to post 14-under 202, good for a share of the 54-hole lead with William McGirt and Gary Woodland.

The 37-year-old co-led with Brendan Steele on 12-under after opening his 11th appearance in twin 66s. He bogeyed the first and the fourth on failed scrambles before righting the ship with three straight birdies on Nos. 5-7. The 2013 Memorial champ dropped another with a failed up-and-down at the par-3 eighth to turn even. He squared his fourth bogey with a three-putt from 34'9" at the 10th and appeared to be out of it, but fought back again with birdie on 11 and another turkey on holes 13-15, highlighted by his longest conversion from 12'9" at the par-4 13th. Unfortunately, he wasn't done dropping shots, losing a chance to lead outright after bogey-5 on the 18th following yet another failed scramble.
Jun 4 - 8:11 PM

Matt Kuchar blitzed Muirfield Village Golf Club en route to a 6-under-par 32-34=66 during round two of the Memorial, grabbing a share of the early clubhouse lead at 12-under 132.

Kuchar was playing from A-one position all day, splitting 12 (of 14 fairways) on the round. From there he gained 5.009 strokes over the field approaching-the-green. The great iron-play was crucial since his putter was up-and-down throughout the day. He splashed in three putts from outside 13 feet, but also missed three putts from inside seven feet, two of those from inside five feet. This was a very different route to success when comparing his first two rounds, but that's the beauty of Kuchar's game. It's so well-rounded that he can score in a variety of ways. Perhaps tomorrow he'll decide to hole out from off the green a couple times. Regardless of how he gets the job done, this matches the low round of the day (Adam Hadwin, Emiliano Grillo) and gives him a share of the early lead, tied with Brendan Steele at the moment.
Jun 3 - 1:03 PM

Matt Kuchar bombarded Muirfield Village Golf Club with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66 in round one of this week's Memorial.

Kuchar split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. The real damage was done via the flat stick, though, as he splashed in seven putts from outside eight feet. The longest was a 29'5" birdie bomb at the par-4 sixth hole. Despite missing a short 4'1" birdie attempt at the par-5 fifth, he walked off the course gaining 3.826 strokes with the putter (Ranked 2nd in the field). The 2013 Memorial champ is off and running once again at Muirfield Village, but will need his approach play to pick up some slack because his flat stick can't maintain this torrid pace. Despite all his success at this venue, this goes in the book as his new low lap at Muirfield Village.
Jun 2 - 5:54 PM

Matt Kuchar orchestrated a 2-under-par 33-35=68 on Day 4 of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational for a 72-hole total of 9-under 271, up three on the live leaderboard to T6.

The 37-year-old entered the week with three top 10s in his last four starts, including T3 at THE PLAYERS and solo third last week at the Nelson. He's leaving Colonial CC with another top 10 for three straight and sixth overall in 15 starts on the season. Kuchar began the final round on 7-under (T9) after opening his ninth appearance with 73-67 and a week-tying-low 63. He was 3-under on his lap thru 10 holes after back-to-back birdies on nine and 10, but stalled out from there, playing his final eight holes in birdie-less 1-over.
May 29 - 5:46 PM

Matt Kuchar twirled a bogey-free 7-under-par 29-34=63 in today's third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to reach 7-under 203, up 33 on the live leaderboard to T11 and good for the low round of the week.

For a second day in a row, the 37-year-old arrived at the par-4 ninth (his last) with a stellar round going. He was bogey-free 6-under yesterday and ate a triple bogey-7 to knock the gloss off it. The Florida native was blemish-free 7-under upon arrival to the ninth today, and managed a routine two-putt par. He went out in 1-under 34, circling a single birdie at the par-5 11th (from 15'4"), but went nuts after the break with six birdies over his first seven holes, including four straight on holes 4-7 -- highlighted by a long of the day dropping from 21'5" at the par-4 fifth. Kuchar's 63 is a season best in his 53rd round and a tourney best in his 33rd round.
May 28 - 5:29 PM

Matt Kuchar nearly erased a day's worth of sublime golf with a walk-off triple bogey-7, but still managed a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in round two of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to post even-par 140, up 45 spots on the live leaderboard to T46.

The 37-year-old opened his ninth appearance with a two-birdie five-bogey 73 and began off No. 10 tee for the second round. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.615 putts per GIR and a stellar 3.090 in SGP at the time he signed his card. Kuchar circled Nos. 12, 14 and 15 from between 12 and 20 feet to turn 3-under and canned a 13-footer at the first for eagle-3. He added a 6'10" birdie at the par-3 fourth but missed from 6'6" for birdie at the eighth. Then, the Georgia Tech alum made a mess of the par-4 ninth, hitting his second from a fairway bunker into the water, eventually swallowing a two-putt triple.
May 27 - 7:26 PM

Matt Kuchar carved out a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to conclude on 14-under 266, good for solo third, one shot shy of a two-man playoff involving Sergio Garcia and 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka.

The 37-year-old's previous best at the Nelson was T6 and this is his third overall top 10 in his ninth appearance. He began the final frame in a three-way T3 on 13-under, three back of Koepka after opening in 65-67-65. The Georgia Tech alum bogeyed the first and 13th on failed up-and-downs and circled three on 12 greens in regulation, all from inside of 10 feet. The flat stick didn't cooperate for him in the finale, with -1.351 in SGP but on the plus side, it's his second straight 3rd-place finish after T3 at THE PLAYERS and fifth top 10 of the season on 14 starts.
May 22 - 6:11 PM

Matt Kuchar enjoyed a 5-under-par 34-31=65 on Day 3 of the AT&T Byron Nelson to reach the three-quarter pole on 13-under 197, up four spots on the live leaderboard to T4.

The 37-year-old drilled a 17-footer for birdie at the par-4 18th to put the finishing touches on six-birdie one-bogey effort. He started off a little slow with a lone bogey at the par-3 second, but played his final 16 holes in 6-under, circling Nos. 4, 7, 11, 12 and 16 and wrapping with the walk-off 3 at the last. Kuchar striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR. Five of his six par breakers went in the conventional way and he added a chip-in birdie-3 at the fourth from 38'8" away.
May 21 - 5:20 PM

Matt Kuchar coasted to a 3-under-par 33-34=67 during round two of the AT&T Byron Nelson, placing him at T8 on the live leaderboard at 8-under 132.

Kuchar had a very similar ball-striking day when comparing rounds one and two. The main difference was that he holed out three times from off the green on Thursday, but found just one hole out today (from the fringe on the par-5 16th). His flat stick did provide some magic, though, splashing in four putts from outside 12 feet, two of them ranging 25 feet or longer. Kuchar's short game is doing wonders this week, but he'll likely need his approach play to tidy up if he truly wants to contend over the weekend.
May 20 - 7:11 PM

Matt Kuchar collected a bushel of birdies en route to a 5-under-par 34-31=65 during today's opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Kuchar kicked off the week on the back nine and got right to work with birdies in four of his first seven holes. Most notable was a 37'7" chip-in on the par-4 14th hole. That would be his first of three holes out from off the green. The second would come from 21 feet to save par with the flat stick on the par-3 fifth. His third hole out was on the following hole when he rolled in a 36'4" putt from off the green. Kuchar needed just 33 putts to complete his round today and really boosted his strokes gained around the green number. Gamers should not expect a repeat of these hole outs, but he always finds a way to score so there is no reason he can't stick around for the long haul this week.
May 19 - 4:21 PM

Past champ Matt Kuchar finished off his 12th PLAYERS with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 for a four-day total of 10-under 278, good for a share of the 72-hole clubhouse lead with Justin Thomas. UPDATE: With play completed, Kuchar finished in a four-way T3, five back of champion and overnight leader Jason Day.

The 2012 winner began his final frame on 6-under (T11) after opening in 71-67-72, eight adrift of 54-hole leader Jason Day. He squared a lone bogey at the par-4 fifth but erased it with birdies at Nos. 2, 6 and 9 to turn 2-under. The Winter Park, Florida, native added further birdies at 12 and 16, though he missed eagle from 7'11" at the latter. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and peppered 14 greens in regulation, recording 4.459 in SGTTG at last check, but a -0.125 in SGP.
May 15 - 6:06 PM

Past champ Matt Kuchar patched together an even-par 37-34=71 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to conclude his 13th appearance on 3-under 281, down one on the leaderboard into a five-way T9. UPDATE: Kuchar was second for the week in scrambling at 83.87 percent (26/31).

Kuchar birdied the par-4 10th with the flat stick from the fringe 18'11" away. Significant in that it was just his fourth birdie over his last 49 holes. The other three all came at the drivable par-4 ninth, the second easiest hole on the course. For the week, he was T65 in total birdies with only nine, but was T4 in bogeys and T1 with no doubles or worse. The 37-year-old was T1 in bogeys thru 54 holes, but squared three in the finale, erasing three circles. He mustered a week-low seven greens in regulation to total 41 for the week, and was 67th in the field in putts per GIR at 1.829, including a disappointing 2.000 on Saturday. The 2014 RBC champ was T3 after 18 holes with a bogey-free 67, but didn't post another red number, closing in 71-72-71. On the bright side, it is his third top 10 of the season on 11 events, second in stroke-play competition, and third straight at Hilton Head.
Apr 17 - 7:32 PM

Past champ Matt Kuchar sleepwalked to a 1-over-par 36-36=72 on day three of the RBC Heritage to post 3-under 210, down two on the live leaderboard to T9.

For a second straight round, the 2014 champ didn't record a back-nine par breaker, and for the second consecutive lap, he birdied only one hole, the par-4 ninth -- which ranks today as the second-easiest hole. Thru 54 holes, the 37-year-old has totaled just six birdies, which is T77 of 82 players, but he's T3 in total bogeys with only three, and T1 with no doubles or worse. Kuchar landed 10 greens in regulation in the third round, but registered a pedestrian 2.000 putts per GIR. His two bogeys were a failed scramble at the par-4 eighth and a 3-putt from 17'11" at the par-4 16th.
Apr 16 - 5:42 PM

Past champ Matt Kuchar tossed up an even-par 36-35=71 on day two of the RBC Heritage to reach the halfway point on 4-under 138, down three on the live leaderboard to T6.

Making his 13th appearance in Hilton Head, the 2014 winner kicked off with bogey-free 67, one of only two blemish-free loops on Day 1. He only squared one bogey in the second round, a failed scramble at the par-5 fifth, but circled only on birdie on the par-4 ninth, from four inches. The 37-year-old found just five (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, but didn't give himself many scoring chances. He did have two legit birdie tries of 10'10" at the par-3 14th and from 11'4" at the par-4 18th but didn't scare the hole.
Apr 15 - 5:58 PM