Tag Archives: Matt Kuchar

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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Feb
14
2014
Dove Mountain, every Tour player's favorite venue! (Not really)
The deadline to enter the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship closed at 5pm EST on Friday, so the field is now finalized. As we already knew, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson, the world nos. 1, 2 and 4, respectively, are not competing in the first World Golf Championship event of 2014.

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Jan
13
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Walker celebrates with Hawaii pageant princesses
Jimmy Walker went 0-for-187 in his first seven years on the PGA Tour, but on Sunday at Waialae Country Club, he snagged his second win in six starts in the new 2013-14 wraparound season (making him 2-for-193). Amidst a packed leaderboard at the Sony Open, Walker finally started to separate himself from the field coming down the stretch, carding birdies in four of the last six holes to post a final-round seven-under 63, 17-under total.

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Jan
4
2014
Zach attack

Zach attack

Zach Johnson fired a seven-under 66 to get to -13 at the halfway mark, taking a three-shot lead over Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth. Most intriguing part of Zach’s somewhat “boring” round? He didn’t make birdie on any of the par-5s!

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Dec
15
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Silly Season
Woot, woot!

Woot, woot!

Matt Kuchar and Harris English won the Franklin Templeton Shootout by a mile, posting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. Kuchar and English fired a three-day total of 34-under to run away from the field by seven strokes. 

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Nov
24
2013
An emotional Jason Day and his mother Dening

An emotional Jason Day and his mother Dening (photo via @kleinyheraldsun)

Jason Day captured the most significant win of his career, posting ten-under total to secure the individual title at the World Cup of Golf, along with the team honors for Australia with partner Adam Scott.

Choked with emotion, Day hugged his mother Dening, and his sisters, Kim and Yanna, on the 18th green at Royal Melbourne on Sunday. Just over a week ago, Dening, who immigrated to Australia from the Philippines thirty years ago, got official word that she had lost eight family members, including her mother (Jason’s grandmother) in Typhoon Haiyan.

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Nov
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Australian Tour
The Kiss

The Kiss

It wasn’t the prettiest finish in the world, but Adam Scott, who just won last week’s Australian PGA, will take the win as he successfully defended his title at the Australian Masters. Scott led the field by five late in the front nine, but managed to let a sizzling Matt Kuchar get ahead of him by a stroke.

Scott made a mess of the par-3 14th and posted a double-bogey. With four holes to play, Kuchar seemed to be in cruise control, two clear of Scott — not so fast!

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