Matt Kuchar

    Matt Kuchar

    Height: 6 ft. 4 in 

    Weight: 195 lbs 

    Birthday:  06/21/1978

    College: Georgia Tech

    Turned Pro: 2000

    Birthplace: Winter Park, Florida

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Bridgestone Golf 


    Kuchar played college golf at Georgia Tech where he was a two-time All American. He had a successful amateur career. He lost to Tiger Woods in the semi-finals of the 1996 US Amateur. He would go on to win the title the following year. After graduating in 2000, he turned pro. After only eight start on the PGA Tour in 2001, Kuchar captured a full PGA Tour card. He played 11 times in 2001, finishing runner-up once and in 3rd place once.

    In his first full year on Tour in 2002, Kuchar captured his first Tour title. It came at the Honda Classic where he won by two strokes. This was one of four top 10s that season on his way to ending the year 49th on the money list. It would be another 7 years before Kuchar would win again. He had a slump for a number of years and lost his card after the 2005 season. He finished 10th in the Nationwide Tour standings in 2006 to regain his main Tour card. He won once and was second twice that season.

    He had five top 10s in 2008 and his resurgence in form brought him to 70th on the money list. He captured his second Tour win in 2009 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship after a play-off with Vaughn Taylor. The following season, Kuchar would win a FedEx Cup play-off event. He captured the Barclays after a play-off with Martin Laird and went on to finish 2ndin the FedEx Cup. His next win came in 2012 at the Players Championship where he won by two strokes. Kuchar would have the first multiple win season of his career in 2013. He captured the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February, beating Hunter Mahan in the final. He then went on to capture the Memorial Tournament at the start of June. Two second places brought him to 3rd on the money list for the 2013 season.

    Kuchar won his 7th and most recent Tour title in 2014 at the RBC Heritage. He also lost the Shell Houston Open in a play-off after Matt Jones holed out from 40 yards to capture the title. He would have a total of eleven top 10 finishes and was one of the most consistent players on Tour. His best finish in a Major Championship was a tie for 3rd place at the 2012 Masters. He has played in the last three Ryder Cups and won the World Cup in 2011 with Gary Woodland.