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Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar Height: 6 ft, 4 in
Weight: 195 lbs
Birthday: 06/21/1978
College: Georgia Tech (2000, Management)
Turned Pro: 2000
Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida
  • Got started in golf when his mother, Meg, upgraded the country club membership to include golf when he was 12 years old. He and his dad tried golf and were hooked
  • Father, Peter, is an excellent tennis player who was ranked No. 1 in doubles at one time in the state of Florida
  • Wife, Sybi, was a standout tennis player at Georgia Tech, where they met. They teamed in October 2009 to win the consolation title in the USTA National Husband/Wife Doubles Championship at the ATP Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • Involved with Camp Twin Lakes, a Georgia program for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges, as well as the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville.
PGA TOUR Victories
(7) 2014 RBC Heritage. 2013 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 2013 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship. 2010 The Barclays. 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship. 2002 The Honda Classic.
Web.com Victories
(1) 2006 Henrico County Open Pres'd by Saxon Capital, Inc.
International Victories
(2) 2011 OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup [with Gary Woodland]. 2015 Fiji International [OneAsia].
Other Victories
(2) 2011 CVS Caremark Charity Classic [with Zach Johnson]. 2013 Franklin Templeton Shootout [with Harris English].
2016 PGA TOUR Money & Position
$3,819,678 (18th)
2016 Highlights
  • Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive time in his career, one of 16 players to reach the FedExCup Playoffs every season since its inception. Progressed to the TOUR Championship for the seventh consecutive time. Entered the Playoffs finale in the No. 16 position in the FedExCup standings and finished T15 at East Lake to end his season No. 18 in the FedExCup standings (the seventh consecutive top-20 finish in the FedExCup). Recorded 10 top-10 finishes from 26 starts, just one shy of his career-high 11 top-10 finishes during the 2010 and 2013-14 seasons
  • Began his season in style at the Fiji International in October 2015. At the blustery and difficult Natadola Bay GC in Suva, was the only player in the field to finish under par. Sat at 2-over through 36 holes until a pair of 69s on the weekend left him at 4-under and gave him the co-sanctioned OneAsia Tour-PGA Tour of Australasia victory by four shots over Aron Price. The victory was his first non-PGA TOUR title that didn't involve a teammate
  • Teamed with Harris English to finish second for the second straight year at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in mid-December. The team finished two strokes behind Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker and have combined for a 93-under-par total in their last nine rounds
  • Carded the only bogey-free final round, a 4-under 67, at the Northern Trust Open to move up the leaderboard and finish T8 at Riviera CC
  • Advanced out of group play at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play with wins over Anirban Lahiri (6 and 5), Justin Rose (3 and 2) and a halved match with Fabian Gomez before losing to Brooks Koepka (1-up) in the round of 16 for a T9 result
  • In his bid for his second Tartan Jacket (2014), finished T9 and six strokes behind champion Branden Grace at the RBC Heritage. It marked his third consecutive (out of five overall) top-10 finish at the event (won-2014, 5th-2015, T9-2016)
  • Posted rounds of 71-67-72-68 at THE PLAYERS Championship, one of five players to shoot four rounds of par or better at THE PLAYERS Stadium course during the week (Kevin Chappell, Francesco Molinari, Graeme McDowell, Bryce Molder). T3 finish was second top-10 in 12 starts at THE PLAYERS
  • On the heels of a T3 finish at THE PLAYERS, extended his streak to nine made cuts in as many attempts at the AT&T Byron Nelson, finishing solo-third and just one stroke out of the Sergio Garcia-Brooks Koepka playoff. It marked his first back-to-back top-10 finishes since the 2015 Sony Open in Hawaii (T3) and CareerBuilder Challenge (T2)
  • Bounced back from an opening 3-over 73 at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational with rounds of 67-63-68 to finish T6 and eight strokes behind champion Jordan Spieth. The finish was his third top-10 in nine starts at Colonial (9-2008, 2-2013, T6-2016). The finish was his third consecutive top-six finish, having finished T3 at THE PLAYERS, third at the AT&T Byron Nelson and T6 at the Dean & Deluca Invitational
  • Held a share of the 36- and 54-hole leads at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, and reached 16-under to share the lead in the final round before struggling on the inward nine to post a 1-over 73 and finish T4 at 13-under 275 for his fourth consecutive top-six finish of the season. Followed a bogey at the par-3 12th with a double bogey-6 at 13 and another bogey at 15
  • Posted fifth top-six finish in last six starts with T3 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Final-round 66 was just one of three bogey-free rounds all week (William McGirt, 64 in the first round, Phil Mickelson, 68 in the final round). Ranked T1 in Greens In Regulation (47 of 72) for the week. Marked his 10th top-10 in 22 World Golf Championships starts
  • Posted four sub-par rounds to finish T9 at the RBC Canadian Open. Team RBC ambassador joined Ricky Barnes (T5 at RBC Canadian Open, T9 at RBC Heritage) as only two players with top-10 finishes at both RBC-sponsored events on TOUR
  • Represented the United States when golf returned to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Matched course record of 8-under 63 (set by Australian Marcus Fraser in first round) in the final round to capture the bronze medal with 13-under 271 and stand on the podium alongside gold medal winner Justin Rose (Great Britain) and silver medalist Henrik Stenson (Sweden)
  • Finished T4 at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick, moving to No. 16 in the FedExCup standings entering the TOUR Championship
  • Earned his fourth berth in the Ryder Cup as a Captain's Pick for the United States squad. Went 2-2 in his four matches in the United States' 17-11 win over the Europeans in the biennial event. Teamed with Dustin Johnson in a dominating 5&4 victory over Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters in Friday foursomes, helping lead the Americans to a 4-0 start at Hazeltine.

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