Tag Archives: Matt Kuchar

Jul
12
2015
By Stephanie Wei under European Tour

Rickie Fowler’s brilliant late-birdie surge landed him his second victory of the year, capturing the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open by a shot over fellow American Matt Kuchar and Frenchman Raphael Jaquelin. For most of the day, Fowler struggled to find any momentum in the tough scoring conditions with strong winds at Gullane Golf Club.

After making bogey on no. 14, Fowler was one-over for the day, but then he rose brilliantly to the occasion late on with three birdies in the last four, including one on the par-4 18th, where he knocked a sand wedge to less than two feet for birdie. Clutch. Turned out to be the difference between an outright win and a three-man playoff.

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Apr
29
2015

Well, round one of matches at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship is in the books, and boy, that was a lot of golf for a day! I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything that happened, but that’s nearly impossible (and I don’t want to spend all night writing up every single match), so let’s just take a look at the key match-ups and a few of the upsets.

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Jan
18
2015

Jimmy Walker wasn’t going to let a second tournament slip through his fingers in the same week. After losing in a playoff to Patrick Reed at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Monday, Walker got redemption on Sunday, firing an impressive bogey-free, seven-under 63.

Not only did he successfully defend his title at the Sony Open, he ran away from the field, posting a 23-under total at Waialae Country Club en route to a nine-shot victory over Scott Piercy. The record for the largest margin of victory at this event was previously seven strokes, which was held by Paul Azinger in 2000. 

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Jan
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Belly putter, what? Who needs that crutch anymore (especially with the USGA ban on anchoring coming into effect in less than a year)? Not Webb Simpson! — the 2012 U.S. Open champion is using a conventional length putter for the first time on the PGA Tour at this week’s Sony Open and it’s working pretty well for him so far. At the halfway mark, Simpson is 12-under and tied for a three-way share of the lead with Matt Kuchar and rookie Justin Thomas.

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Sep
27
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

When I looked up at the scoreboard sprawled across the front of the media center Saturday morning, I wasn’t immediately sure which group to follow. The fourball matches were all on the front nine still and my plan was to catch one as they made the turn.

About 15 minutes later, it became brilliantly obvious when I saw the flurry of red numbers posted in the opening match between Europe’s power duo, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, and America’s odd couple, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar — they were all square as they headed to the back nine, not to mention they were obviously playing very well.

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Sep
24
2014

While American captain Tom Watson continues to play coy about Friday’s pairings, it appears as if they’ve already been long decided. The U.S. Ryder Cup team went out in the same three set of foursomes in Wednesday’s practice round as it did on Tuesday. Playing from the ninth tee in the morning, the first group out for the Americans included Zach Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson.

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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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