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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 lit up Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course for a bogey-free 6-under-par 35-31=66 in the third round of the Frys.com Open to take over the clubhouse lead at 11-under 205.
Kuchar got on the board with a 16'4" birdie on the par-4 fourth hole and added a 24'6" birdie on the par-4 12th. As nice as those two (of four) birdies were, the true highlight was an eagle from 5'11" on the par-4 17th. The tees were moved up on that hole today to encourage players to take the risk. With a field weak at the top, it shouldn't be a surprise that the cream is beginning to rise. It's unlikely that Kuchar will hold the 54-hole lead, but he will absolutely be close enough to the top to threaten anyone above him. Oct 11 - 6:44 PM

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Matt Kuchar submitted a 4-under-par 35-33=68 for his second round of the Frys.com Open to post 5-under 139 and sit five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He stumbled his way to an opening bogey at the par-4 first hole, but regrouped to go 5-for-13 in birdie chances against no bogeys the rest of the way. His longest birdies found the cup from 12'9" and 23'4" at Nos. 14 and 15, respectively. Kuchar is making his debut in the tournament, but he's also fulfilling an obligation forged when he competed in the 2012 Turkish Airlines Open the same week as the Frys.com Open. Suffice it to say that he's not mailing it in.
Oct 10 - 8:18 PM

Matt Kuchar defeated Thomas Björn 4 and 3 in singles at the 40th Ryder Cup.

Kuchar's first point of the week moved the Americans to within five points at 13-8. He never trailed in the match, taking the lead for good after winning the fifth hole with a par. While he recorded the shot of the day with an eagle-2 from the fairway and the win at the eighth hole (to go 3 up), this will not be a Ryder Cup to remember. He lost his first three matches and departs Gleneagles 1-3-0 for the week. Björn was one of the weaker Europeans this week, managing just 0-2-1.
Sep 28 - 11:00 AM

Matt Kuchar will have his cracks at Gleneagles this week at the 40th Ryder Cup.

Kuchar enters the week with a 3-2-2 record in two previous Ryder Cup appearances. Most notable is his undefeated record in team formats (1-0-0 in foursomes and 2-0-2 in four-ball). The 0-2-0 singles record is surprising considering his match-play prowess at Dove Mountain. With Lance Bennett back on the bag for him this week, it should be an emotional week regardless of the outcome of Europe versus USA.
Sep 25 - 8:50 AM

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

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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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