Mar
4
2011
Kuchar Stays Steady
By Stephanie Wei under General

Matt Kuchar continues to live up to being the Most Consistent American Golfer, firing an even-par 70 in the second round of the Honda Classic. By now, I’ve mentioned it enough times that you’re aware PGA National is playing really, really tough and the conditions are incredibly brutal. While Kuchar didn’t have the smoothest round, he played the Bear Trap at one-under.

Kuchar started on No. 10 and lost a bit of steam coming in on the front nine, carding a double-bogey on No. 6, which is ranked the fourth hardest hole this week.

“I played really well for two days,” said Kuchar. “This probably has to be one of the hardest courses on Tour, and throw in a 20-30mph wind, it becomes really hard. ”

Rory Sabbatini fired a spectacular six-under 64 to take the clubhouse lead. Asked for his thoughts on Sabbo’s round, Kuchar replied, “It’s impressive. Somebody is always going to do it. I don’t think there’s a round of golf where somebody doesn’t shoot a pretty good score, but he’s probably going to be one of the few.”

With half the field still on the course, Sabbo’s 64 is three shots better than the next lowest score — Jason Dufner shot 67. Only seven players have broken par at PGA National today.

“I think if you keep it anywhere around par, you’re doing well,” said Kuchar, who is currently T7.

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)