Kuchar hopes 'unique perspective' will help

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Matt Kuchar has been picking the brains of past Open champions left, right and centre in his bid for major success at Royal Liverpool.

Kuchar arrived in the UK last week and spent the week playing four practice rounds with a quartet former winners. That, he hopes, will set him on track for success this week.

“I enjoy the course very much,” said Kuchar. “I’ve had four practice rounds and had four great Open champions to play with.

“I played with Tiger on Sunday, played with Nick Faldo on Monday, Tom Watson on Tuesday and David Duval on Wednesday. So I hope I get some unique perspective and some of that mystical Open Championships to rub off a little on me.
“I’m still learning there. It’s unique. It’s different. You don’t hit many standard shots." - Matt Kuchar

“It was great to play with all of them. I enjoyed my practice rounds and I feel like, after four rounds, I’m quite comfortable here. To win the Open would just be a dream coming true.

“I think all of us as kids that played the game envision holding the Claret Jug and envision winning Opens, and it certainly would be the childhood dream coming true for me.”

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Kuchar still learning links golf

Kuchar has finished tied for ninth and 15th in his last two Open Championships and he says he has improved greatly as a links golfer over the last few years.

He does admit, however, that he still has a lot to learn when it comes to playing links courses.

“The last two years have been much improved,” added Kuchar. “I’ve always enjoyed the game, and think my game is pretty well suited to a British Open. I’m not sure if I’m figuring out how to adjust better, how to play better or my game has just improved, but I very much enjoy links golf.

“I’m still learning there. It’s unique. It’s different. You don’t hit many standard shots.

“I tell people normally if I’m in the States and I’ve got 160 yards, it’s an 8-iron. Here, it can be anything from a 5-iron to a pitching wedge.”

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