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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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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

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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

Matt Kuchar reached the midpoint of the Travelers Championship in 7-under-par 66-67=133 and sits four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He went bogey-free on Thursday with an eagle from 52'1" at the drivable, par-4 15th hole. Today's loop featured four birdies, including respective rolls of 15'3" and 10'8" at Nos. 1 and 6. However, Kuchar squared his first (and only) bogey at the par-3 16th. He found the bunker right of the green in both rounds, but failed to get up and down today. While he has just the one victory (RBC Heritage) this season, he's arguably the most valuable fantasy investment on the PGA TOUR.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

Matt Kuchar signed for a 1-over-par 34-37=71 in the third round of the U.S. Open and enters the finale at even-par 210.

Kuchar bounced back from back-to-back bogeys to start his day with birdies on three and four, then added a third birdie at the par-3 ninth to make the turn at 1-under. After pars on the first six holes of Pinehurst No. 2's back nine, he suffered bogeys on 16 and 17 before a par at the 18th. He has digressed in each of his first three rounds, opening with a 69 and finding a 70 in the second round. He will try and score his first major championship title in Sunday's final round.
Jun 14 - 7:07 PM

Matt Kuchar signed for an even-par 34-36=70 following his second round of the U.S. Open.

With birdies at the par-4 11th and third holes, Kuchar sat bogey-free 2-under through 14, but bogeys at 6 and 7 and pars at the last two holes prevented another sub-70. At 1-under 139, he's nine strokes off the 36-hole lead, but tied for 10th.
Jun 13 - 7:06 PM

Matt Kuchar turned in a 1-under-par 32-37=69 for his opening round of the U.S. Open.

Kuchar was bogey-free 3-under through nine. He sustained the blemish-free round with pars on the first six holes of his inward nine before settling for bogeys at 16 and 17. He signed his card sitting one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders. It's the first time in his 12 appearances in this tournament that Kuchar has painted a red number in the lid-lifter. Granted, breaking par in any round of the U.S. Open is challenging, but today's effort speaks to the form that he's exhibited en route to a TOUR-leading nine top 10s this season.
Jun 12 - 1:15 PM