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Matt Kuchar

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

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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

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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

Matt Kuchar crushed Harbour Town Golf Links with a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-33=67 during the first round of the RBC Heritage.

Kuchar got started on the back nine and made his first big splash with a fist-pumping 36'5" birdie on the par-4 12th hole. He added one more circle before making the turn at 2-under. The 2014 champion added two more birdie splashes from outside 10 feet, including a 23'1" bomb on the par-4 sixth hole. It was all about positioning off the tee today as he split nine (of 14) fairways and was not too far off the fairway on his misses. Kuchar certainly knows his way around HArbour Town Golf Links and he's in great position to improve his Heritage record to 12-for-13.
Apr 14 - 1:16 PM

Matt Kuchar tossed-up an even-par 37-35=72 in the third round of the 80th Masters to reach the three-quarter pole on on 4-over 220, up 19 places on the live leaderboard to T23.

Kuchar opened his 10th Masters in 75-73 to sit T42 on 4-over. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit a week-best 13 greens in regulation posting 1.67 putts per GIR but also three-putting three times for bogeys. The 37-year-old circled five, including back-to-backs on holes 2 and 3 (chip-in from six yards), and again on 12 and 13, the former from 11 feet, but erased them with five bogeys on 1, 6 (three-putt), 7 (three-putt), 9 (three-putt) and 11. He saved par on the 18th with a one-putt from 10 feet and also rolled in an 11-footer for a '4' on the par-5 eighth.
Apr 9 - 4:13 PM

Matt Kuchar sets his eyes on Augusta National Golf Club as he preps for a 10th appearance at the Masters.

The Georgia Tech product will also be making his 10th start of the season. He sports an 8-for-9 record that includes five top 25s. Kuchar currently ranks 19th in strokes gained, a slight decline from his 11th position held at the end of the 2014-15 season. On the bright side, the seven-time PGA TOUR winner carries good course history at Augusta National, boasting top 10s in three of his last four starts. Given his record at this venue, it could be a comfortable spot for Kuchar to get his season kick-started.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 4 - 11:08 PM

Past champ and 28-seed Matt Kuchar bested 7th-seeded Justin Rose 3-and-2 on day three of round robin to advance to the Round of 16 out of Group 7.

The 2013 champ moves on with a 2-0-1 record, rebounding from a T34 last year (1-2). Rose exits with a 1-1-1 mark in his 11th appearance. The duo was all square thru two holes before Kuchar went 1 up with birdie-3 at the third. He never trailed again. Kuchar moved to 2 up with birdie at the par-5 sixth and made the turn 1 up after Rose got one back with birdie-3 at eight. Kuchar moved to 2 up with a 3 at the par-4 13th and 3 up with par at the par-4 15th. The contest ended one hole later. Kuchar will face Brooks Koepka in the Round of 16 after Koepka emerged from Group 10 with a 2-1-0 mark.
Mar 25 - 5:17 PM

Matt Kuchar ended round one with the largest margin of victory as he cruised to a 6-and-5 victory over Anirban Lahiri at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

Kuchar entered the day with an 18-6 record at this event. After a disappointing 1-2 last year at TPC Harding Park, many gamers were attributing his match play success to simply liking the layout at Dove Mountain. That may be somewhat true, but today's round was a good case for his overall skill in match play events. Despite not having his best stuff today, he scrambled his way to success. He walked off in style, chipping in from 80'8" for eagle on the par-5 12th hole and rolling in a 27'11" birdie bomb from the fringe. Lahiri will look to rebound tomorrow against Justin Rose while Kuchar takes on Fabian Gomez in round two.
Mar 23 - 7:34 PM

Matt Kuchar smoothed a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to post 1-under 283, up 28 places to T11 with play still in progress and matching the low round of the day in the clubhouse with three others.

Kuchar was T5 here last year thru 54 holes before 4-over 75 left him T33. Making his ninth Copperhead visit this week, he was T39 after 54 holes on 2-over (71-70-74), but made a huge move in the wind-swept finale, outpacing three bogeys with six birdies. The 37-year-old, who entered with one top 10 on the season in six events (T8, Northern Trust), had a spectacular ball-striking day in blustery conditions, hitting nine (of 13) fairways and 13 greens in regulation. He heads to the Arnold Palmer with a tailwind (literally) after a stellar 3.661 in strokes gained: tee-to-green in R4 at the time he signed his card.
Mar 13 - 3:38 PM

Matt Kuchar finished bogey-bogey but still carded a 1-under-par 36-34=70 on day two of the Valspar Championship to post 1-under 141, up nine places on the live leaderboard to T16.

Kuchar opened his ninth Valspar with a three-birdie three-bogey 71 and added a four-birdie three-bogey effort in round two which began off No. 10 tee. He was T5 here last year thru 54 holes (70-70-68), but a 4-over 75 dropped him to T33. His best finish -- and only top 10 -- was T10 in 2012. The 37-year-old, who entered the week ranked 12th on TOUR in strokes gained: putting, is struggling on the greens thru two days, posting a -1.748 cumulative total, 105th in the field at the time he signed his card. That number however, was improved with a 0.536 mark in SGP in round two versus a disappointing -2.280 on day one. On the flip side, Kuchar's two-day total in strokes gained: tee-to-green reads a tidy 6.769 at last check.
Mar 11 - 1:01 PM

Matt Kuchar authored a bogey-free 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the Northern Trust Open to wrap his 10th appearance at 10-under 274, up 12 places on the live leaderboard to T7. UPDATE: With play completed, Kuchar finished in a two-way T8, five back of champion Bubba Watson.

Thru three days at Riviera CC there's only been 10 bogey-free rounds and Kuchar added to that total with today's four-birdie effort. In his fifth start of 2015-16, he's on the bubble to post his first top 10 of the season and if so, it'll be his first top 10 at the NTO. After opening in trip 69s, Kuchar began his final frame on 6-under (T19), six adrift of 54-hole leader Bubba Watson but just three off the overnight top 10. He split 10 (of 14) fairways for a second straight day and totaled 69.64 percent on the week (39/56), currently T3 in that category. The 37-year-old circled four for a third time in the tourney and tallied 18 total against eight bogeys.
Feb 21 - 5:34 PM

Matt Kuchar returns from a month off at this week's Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, California.

Kuchar is definitely flying in under the radar ahead of his 10th playing of the NTO. His mediocre record at Riviera CC is surely a factor with zero top 10s in eight made cuts. The 37-year-old reached a career-high fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking during the 2013-14 season but has regressed (alarmingly) to No. 27 entering the week. His last (of seven) TOUR titles came at the 2014 RBC Heritage. Kuchar has yet to record a top 10 in four starts this season and hasn't played since a T49 at the CareerBuilder a month ago, which began promisingly with twin 67s but ended in 72-71.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 17 - 5:42 PM

Matt Kuchar authored a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to post 10-under 134, up six spots on the live leaderboard to T12.

Making his ninth CBC appearance, Kuchar is a two-time runner-up (2015, 2010). At last year's playing, he opened in 65-64 and was the 36-hole leader (by one) over two players, including eventual champ Bill Haas. This week, he chased 5-under 67 on La Quinta CC with today's seven-birdie against two-bogey effort at the Nicklaus Tournament Course, which began off the 10th tee. The 37-year-old split 10 (of 14) fairways -- after nine in round one -- and hit 14 greens in regulation for a second straight day. He went 2-for-2 in sand saves and is now a perfect 5-for-5 in that category thru 36 holes.
Jan 22 - 5:45 PM

Matt Kuchar twirled an 8-under-par 29-33=62 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to vault 60 places on the leaderboard and into a six-way T6 on 11-under 199.

The 37-year-old came up one shy of his career-low 10-under 61 he shot in R3 of the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC, but what a finish it was. After making the cut on the number at 3-under 137 with 21 others, he went off No. 10 tee and outpaced two bogeys with four birdies to reach the break 2-under. Kuchar opened his inward nine with three straight pars before ripping off six straight birdies to conclude his round, including a 29-footer at the par-3 fourth to kick-off the furious finish. Elsewhere, he also dropped two par breakers from between 15 and 18 feet en route to a 2.982 mark in strokes gained: putting. His 62 was low lap of the day by two strokes over three players and a personal best in 39 career rounds at Waialae CC.
Jan 17 - 12:21 AM

Matt Kuchar makes his way back to Honolulu for a 13th start at this week's Sony Open.

It took a while for Kuchar to figure out Waialae Country Club, as he missed the cut in six of his first eight appearances here. Luckily, he turned the corner in a big way, collecting top 10s in each of his four starts since. Kuchar arrives with 25 career podium finishes in 352 career PGA TOUR starts, and it would not be surprising to see him right in the thick of things, yet again.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 12 - 9:20 PM