Matt Kuchar :: 'I love coming to Scotland'

2016 05 Getty Images 521167320

Rise to the PGA Tour

Energised, he quit his job, turned pro and set his sights on the PGA Tour. He muscled his way onto the circuit in 2001 and, the following year, won his first title at the Honda Classic. However, he managed just six top tens in the next four seasons and, after missing 12 cuts in 21 events in 2005, he lost his card. Back to the bank? Nope. He rededicated himself to golf and secured an immediate return to the PGA Tour after finishing tenth on the Nationwide Tour money list in 2006.

He finished 115th on the PGA Tour in 2007 to retain his card. The following season, he finished 35 spots higher. But it was in 2009 that his career was really reborn. He held off Vaughn Taylor in a play-off at the Turning Stone Resort Championship to win his second PGA Tour title.



He pipped Martin Laird to The Barclays the following year en route to securing the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award for the lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour, as well as the Arnold Palmer Award for leading the money list.

It’s been an upward trajectory since then. Victory in the Players Championship, a WGC-Matchplay triumph, more than 40 weeks inside the top ten on the world rankings, a career high ranking of fifth, Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup appearances, over $30m in earnings on the PGA Tour, top ten finishes in all four of the majors - just a selection of the many things that Kuchar has achieved in his career up to now.

No wonder he’s always smiling.

PREVIOUS PAGE (2/5)                              NEXT PAGE (4/5)

Prev 3 of 4 Next

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
Four easy ways to improve your golf game with Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith
play button
FootJoy’s 2020 line-up – Are these the best shoes in golf?
play button
CALLAWAY MAVRIK DRIVERS - Should one of these be your new driver?
play button
MAVRIK vs EPIC FLASH – Is Callaway’s new driver longer???
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Adam Scott has a very cool (and unusual) ball marking
WATCH - PGA Tour star TOPS drive at Riviera
WATCH - Tour pro takes six shots to escape Riviera bunker
How much?! Bubba Watson’s watch is ridiculously expensive
European Tour events postponed due to coronavirus

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Start your takeaway wider
play button
Generate power with a good hip and shoulder turn
play button
Denis Pugh gives pro Stephen McCarthy a whirlwind lesson
play button
Get the basics right
See all videos right arrow