Matt Kuchar - Profile

Matt Kuchar: Knocking on the door in the majors

Matt Kuchar: Knocking on the door in the majors

Ultra-consistent in the majors in recent years but has still to make the big breakthrough.

* Won US Amateur in 1997. Finished as low amateur in both 1998 Masters (T21st) and 1998 US Open (T14th).

* 7 PGA Tour wins: 2002 Honda Classic, 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship, 2010 The Barclays, 2011 Players Championship, 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, 2013 Memorial Tournament, 2014 RBC Heritage.

* Won 2011 PGA Tour Money List with $4,910,477.

* End of year world ranking over last five years - 2007: 202, 2008: 135th, 2009: 61st, 2010: 13th, 2011: 11th, 2012: 21st, 2013: 7th. Peak ranking 4th in June 2013. Has spent nearly 100 weeks in the world's top 10.

* Played in two Ryder Cups (2010, 2012). On losing team both times but has winning record of 0.57 (4pts from 7 matches).

* Only outside the top 30 in two of last 19 majors. 2014: 5th at Masters, 12th at US Open.

* Best US PGA finish: 10th in 2010.

Player Details

  • Nationality: USA
  • Date Of Birth: 21/06/1978
  • Birth Place: Winter Park, Florida
  • Height: 6ft 4
Recent Stroke Play Results
Date Tournament Pos Score Total To Par
2016 The Barclays T64 72+72+76+69 289 289
2016 Olympic Mens Golf Competition 3 69+70+69+63 271 271
2016 Travelers Championship T17 69+67+71+65 272 272
2016 PGA Championship CUT 74+72 146 146
2016 RBC Canadian Open T9 69+71+70+69 279 279
2016 145th Open Championship T46 71+68+75+76 290 290
Grand Slam History
  2016201520142013201220112010
US Masters -T46T5T8T3T27T24
US Open -T12T12T28T27T14T6
The Open Championship -T58T53T15T9-T27
US PGA Championship ---T22-T19T10

Matt Kuchar News

Matt Kuchar at his press conference ahead of the Scottish Open

Kuchar defends McIlroy

Matt Kuchar believes golfers cannot live life in a bubble to try to avoid the kind of injury which has sidelined Rory McIlroy.

Matt Kuchar: A late withdrawal from US PGA Championship

Kuchar forced to withdraw

Matt Kuchar was a late withdrawal from the US PGA Championship after suffering back spasms ahead of the first round.

Luke Donald: Has reached three-under for the tournament

Donald on song in Heritage

K.J. Choi hit the front on day two of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina and Luke Donald also shot a fine second round.

Features

Ryder Cup magic moments

Ryder Cup magic moments

From winning putts to dramatic comebacks, the Sky Sports Golf team recall their all-time Ryder Cup magic moments.

Europe’s Ryder Cup wildcards

Europe’s Ryder Cup wildcards

A look at the three players Darren Clarke has named as his captain's picks for Europe's Ryder Cup team.

US Ryder Cup team as it stands

US Ryder Cup team as it stands

Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler are among the players relying on a captain’s pick for the US Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine.