Name:Matthew Gregory Kuchar
Born:June 21, 1978 in Winter Park, Orange County, Florida.
Original/Home Club:Seminole H.S., Sanford, FL.
Played as the QBE Shootout (Dec 11-13; two-man teams over three rounds: 1-scramble; 2-alternate shot; 3-better ball). Second-placed Kevin Na (USA) & Sean O'Hair (USA), Lanto Griffin (USA) & Mackenzie Hughes (Can) and defending champions Rory Sabbatini (RSA/Slov) & Kevin Tway (USA) finished 9 shots behind Matt Kuchar (USA) & Harris English (USA), who broke several of their own records in this emphatic win. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the SMBC Singapore Open (Jan 16-19; Asian/Jpn Trs event; Japan Tr season-opener). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Kuchar (USA), who simultaneously recorded his first wins on the Asian and Japan Tours. [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 10-13). Second-placed Andrew Putnam (USA) finished 4 shots behind Matt Kuchar who recorded his second win of the 2018/19 PGA Tour season. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the Mayakoba Golf Classic (Nov 8-11; PGA Tour 2018/19 season). Second-placed Danny Lee (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Matt Kuchar (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win for four and a half years. [El Camaleón course, Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico].
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 8-10; by two-man teams over three rounds: 1-scramble; 2-alternate shot; 3-better ball). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA) & Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Harris English (USA) & Matt Kuchar (USA), who each won $385,000. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Fiji International (Oct 15-18; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed Aron Price (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Matt Kuchar (USA), who recorded his first Australasian Tour win. [Natadola Bay GC, Viti Levu, Fiji].
Played as the RBC Heritage (April 17-20). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Kuchar (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 20-24). Kuchar (USA) beat defending champion Hunter Mahan (USA) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final to win the Walter Hagen Cup. [GC at Dove Mtn, Marana, AZ].
Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed Kevin Chappell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kuchar (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 13-15; played over three rounds : 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Retief Goosen (RSA) & Freddie Jacobson (Swe) finished 7 shots behind Harris English (USA) & Matt Kuchar (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as The Players Championship (May 10-13). Second-placed Martin Laird (Scot), Zach Johnson (USA), Rickie Fowler (USA) and Ben Curtis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kuchar (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Kuchar (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2010 leading money winner, with earnings of $4,910,477. Jim Furyk (USA) was second with $4,809,622; Ernie Els (RSA) was third with $4,558,861.
PGA of America
Kuchar (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Steve Stricker (USA) was second with 69.66; Paul Casey (Eng) and Retief Goosen (RSA) were joint third with 69.72.
Kuchar (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Steve Stricker (USA) was second with 69.66; Paul Casey (Eng) and Retief Goosen (RSA) were joint third with 69.72.
Played as The Barclays (Aug 26-29; first of four FedExCup playoff events). Kuchar (USA) beat Martin Laird (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ].
Played as the Turning Stone Resort Championship (Oct 1-4). Kuchar (USA) beat Vaughn Taylor (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. This was Kuchar's second PGA Tour win, coming seven years after his first. [Atunyote GC, Turning Stone Resort, Vernon, NY].
Played as the Honda Classic (March 7-10). Second-placed Brad Faxon (USA) and Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Kuchar (USA). [Heron Bay GC, Coral Springs, FL; at the time known as TPC at Heron Bay].
The US Amateur Championship (97th) (Aug 18-24). Matt Kuchar (USA) beat Joel Kribel (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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