Tag Archives: Matt Kuchar

Jul
16
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

The groupings at The Open Championship are one-of-a-kind. Every player goes off the first tee from 6:25 a.m. to 4:06 p.m local time. The roughly ten hour time difference creates what Matt Kuchar calls “luck of the draw here or unluck of the draw.” Weather is a huge factor in links golf, and the players who adapt to the changing conditions will be on top of the leader board on Sunday.

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May
27
2014
Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson showing off

Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson showing Steve Stricker and Billy Horschel how it’s done

The top 25 players in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings are eligible for uniform fittings at this week’s Memorial Tournament. (Now, this year, that list reads a little strange compared to previous ones.) You could feel the buzz for the biennial matches against Europe starting to heat up — just through the conversations I eavesdropped on the driving range Tuesday afternoon. 

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Apr
24
2014
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Shockign: Tiger wins a lot when he's in contention

Shocking: Tiger wins a lot when he’s in contention

If you’ve been watching the PGA Tour for the past month, then you’ve seen a great deal of Matt Kuchar. If you are like me (and you should be thankful you’re not), you were sitting there pondering to yourself, “Man, this guy sure seems to get into contention a lot, but doesn’t seem to win that much.” Again, if you are me, you then set out to see how often players on the PGA Tour really convert good finishes into wins (this is probably when you should start pointing and laughing and being glad you’re not like me). 

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Apr
21
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
On Sunday at the RBC Heritage, Matt Kuchar was in contention for the fourth week in a row. At the Valero Texas Open, he held the lead going into the final nine holes, but couldn’t close the deal. At the Shell Houston Open, he knocked it in the water on the 18th in regulation, and then Matt Jones chipped in during the first playoff hole. At the Masters, he was tied for the lead early on Sunday until he four-putted the fourth hole and fizzled away. 
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Apr
7
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Matt Jones told his caddie he was going to chip-in as they walked up the fairway of the 18th hole for the second time that day. Then, he did just that, holing a 42-yard chip (see above) for birdie to steal the Shell Houston Open from 54-hole leader Matt Kuchar.
It was magic for the second time on Sunday on the same hole for Jones. 
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Mar
30
2014
C'mon Aussie!

C’mon Aussie!

Battling tough and windy conditions at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday, Steven Bowditch held on to capture his first PGA Tour victory. Despite missing a three-footer on the last hole, the 30-year-old Australian had enough of a cushion to still win by a stroke over Will MacKenzie, who has finished 6th or better in three of his last four starts, and Daniel Summerhays.

Bowditch shot a final-round, four-over 76 — the highest non-major score by a winner since Fred Couples at the 1983 Kemper Open. But, who cares, a win is a win at the end of the day. 

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Feb
18
2014
The drivable par-4 no. 15 at Dove Mountain
The Wednesday of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the most fun and intriguing days in the PGA Tour season. Let’s call it Wacky Wednesday. Because you really never know what’s going to happen. Filling out a bracket in golf? You might as well throw darts at a board. Or pick names out of a hat.

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