Matt Kuchar http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34834/all en Golf-Van Pelt, Kuchar and Day win early at Match Play http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/golf-van-pelt-kuchar-and-day-win-early-at-match-play <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 21 (Reuters) - American Bo Van Pelt drew first blood in the snow-delayed first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship with a commanding 6&amp;5 victory over John Senden on Thursday.</p> <p>Van Pelt advanced after the duo had completed their first hole of the day, the par-five 13th which the Australian conceded with a bogey after ending up in desert scrub off the tee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/golf-van-pelt-kuchar-and-day-win-early-at-match-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:30:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762683 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Colsaerts stuns Rose in second round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/golf-colsaerts-stuns-rose-second-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Long-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts upset Justin Rose 4&amp;2 to become the first player to book his place in the third round of the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Friday.</p> <p>Colsaerts, who lost in the opening round last year on his debut at the World Golf Championships (WGC) event, took control with three birdies in the first eight holes before sealing victory with a par at the short 16th, where Rose bogeyed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/golf-colsaerts-stuns-rose-second-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Luke Donald Matt Kuchar Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763745 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Golf-Donald exits, Mahan and Poulter advance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-golf-donald-ousted-match-play <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Piercy hammers world number three Donald 7&amp;6</p> <p>* Poulter and defending champion Mahan both advance</p> <p>* Colsaerts wins 4&amp;2 against Rose (Updates at end of second round)</p> <p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Former champion Luke Donald was the biggest name to fall in the second round of the snow-delayed WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after being pummelled 7&amp;6 by American Scott Piercy on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-golf-donald-ousted-match-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours World Golf Championships Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763838 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Kuchar eases into last four at Match Play http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/golf-kuchar-eases-last-four-at-match-play <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar beat fellow American Robert Garrigus 3&amp;2 to become the first player to reach the semi-finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Saturday.</p> <p>After going 2up early on, Kuchar never trailed in their quarter-final encounter at Dove Mountain and sealed victory with a two-putt par at the short 16th.</p> <p>"I'm going to keep plugging away, wear guys out," Kuchar said greenside after recording five birdies and three bogeys.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/golf-kuchar-eases-last-four-at-match-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764609 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday Feb 26 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-sunday-feb-24 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>NBA</p> <p>Wizards' revival continues with win over Raptors</p> <p>With just five wins from their first 33 games there was certainly nothing magical about the Washington Wizards' start to the season, but with the season heading into the home stretch, the Wizards are on the rise. (NBA-RAPTORS/ (PIX), moved, by Steve Keating, 300 words)</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>NHL</p> <p>Ducks take on Kings in LA</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-sunday-feb-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dubai Tennis Championships Entertainment Golf Human Interest John Isner Matt Kuchar Olympique de Marseille Sports in the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764935 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Kuchar wins Match Play title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-kuchar-wins-match-play-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar derailed Hunter Mahan's bid to win back-to-back titles at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2&amp;1 victory over his fellow American in the final on Sunday.</p> <p>Four up after nine holes on a chilly afternoon of biting winds at Dove Mountain, Kuchar fended off a late Mahan fightback before sealing the win at the par-four 17th where his opponent took four shots to reach the green.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-kuchar-wins-match-play-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Hunter Mahan Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:01:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765443 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Losing Match Play finalist Mahan proud of 'great run' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-losing-match-play-finalist-mahan-proud-great-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Hunter Mahan came up agonisingly short in his bid to complete a successful title defence at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday but felt he had become a better player than he was a year ago.</p> <p>Until he went one-down to eventual winner Matt Kuchar at the par-four fourth in the final, Mahan had completed 169 consecutive holes without trailing in a run dating back to the opening round of last year's tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-losing-match-play-finalist-mahan-proud-great-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Hunter Mahan Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765480 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Kuchar downs Mahan to win WGC Match Play crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/golf-kuchar-downs-mahan-win-wgc-match-play-crown-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Matt Kuchar denied Hunter Mahan a World Golf Championships Match Play Championship title repeat, triumphing over his fellow American 2 and 1 in Sunday's final at Dove Mountain.</p> <p>Kuchar, eliminated by Mahan in the quarter-finals of the elite 64-man event last year, avenged that defeat as he prevented Mahan from joining Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners of the title.</p> <p>"What an incredible feeling to be standing on top after six matches. I really have to give Hunter a lot of credit," Kuchar said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/golf-kuchar-downs-mahan-win-wgc-match-play-crown-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Hunter Mahan Matt Kuchar AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:16:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765507 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Hard times help Kuchar savour winning even more http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/golf-hard-times-help-kuchar-savour-winning-even-more <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A seven-year victory drought on the PGA Tour helped American Matt Kuchar appreciate the difficulty of winning, and made his triumph at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday taste even sweeter.</p> <p>Kuchar was a gifted collegiate golfer who, as an amateur in 1998, tied for 21st at the Masters and 14th at the U.S. Open but he learned the hard way how inaccessible the winner's circle can be after turning professional in 2000.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/golf-hard-times-help-kuchar-savour-winning-even-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Hunter Mahan Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766213 at http://www.globalpost.com Fickle shifting winds give players a Memorial headache http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130601/fickle-shifting-winds-give-players-memorial-headache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Trying to trust unpredictable winds was the biggest problem for the players in Saturday's third round at the Memorial Tournament, as Americans Matt Kuchar and Kevin Chappell found out to their cost.</p> <p>Kuchar bogeyed the par-five 15th after his three-wood second shot drifted unexpectedly to the right of the green, ending up in a creek he never realized was there.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130601/fickle-shifting-winds-give-players-memorial-headache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Sun, 02 Jun 2013 01:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5850159 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Kuchar ready for major breakthrough http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/golf-kuchar-ready-major-breakthrough <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The pressure is growing on Matt Kuchar to win one of golf's biggest prizes at the US Open this week as he starts to join the best player not to have won a major listings.</p> <p>The 34-year-old American has been touted as a major champion since he won the US amateur championship in 1997, the year after Tiger Woods did so.</p> <p>But after a bright start to his pro career when he won the Honda Classic in 2002, he has struggled at times to fulfill his potential, dropping down to the second tier Nationwide Tour briefly in 2006.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/golf-kuchar-ready-major-breakthrough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:33:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856550 at http://www.globalpost.com Memorial win gives Kuchar a major boost for Merion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/memorial-win-gives-kuchar-major-boost-merion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar has an extra spring in his step for this week's U.S. Open, having been installed among the favorites for the year's second major after winning the elite Memorial Tournament 10 days ago.</p> <p>Though Kuchar has yet to claim one of golf's four blue riband events, he has triumphed at every other level in the game and likes his chances heading into Thursday's opening round at Merion Golf Club.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/memorial-win-gives-kuchar-major-boost-merion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Jack Nicklaus Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar Thomson Reuters Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:36:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5856694 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: McDowell seeks boost ahead of British Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/golf-mcdowell-seeks-boost-ahead-british-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Graeme McDowell is hoping a trip to France this week will give his golf game the boost it badly needs ahead of the British Open at Muirfield, Scotland which starts on July 18.</p> <p>The 2010 US Open winner has signed up for the European Tour's French Open following another missed cut, this time on home turf at last week's Irish Open at Maynooth.</p> <p>The early weekend at Carton House was the fifth in his last six strokeplay events for the 33-year-old.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/golf-mcdowell-seeks-boost-ahead-british-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Graeme McDowell Human Interest Matt Kuchar AFP Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:31:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874605 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Presidents Cup resumes at soggy Muirfield Village http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/golf-presidents-cup-resumes-at-soggy-muirfield-village <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Presidents Cup golf matches resumed Saturday after heavy rain drenched Muirfield Village for the third afternoon in a row, leaving the course swamped and players annoyed.</p> <p>The United States led the Internationals 6 1/2-5 1/2 with five four-ball matches on the soggy course. Golfers were using lift, clean and place rules and at times playing in heavy downpours.</p> <p>"It's testing everyone's patience," Internationals captain Nick Price said. "As soon as we dry out, the next squall comes through. I just hope we can finish so we can get a result."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/golf-presidents-cup-resumes-at-soggy-muirfield-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 19:49:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5952870 at http://www.globalpost.com Patient Scott shares Australian Masters lead, Kuchar lurks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/patient-scott-shares-australian-masters-lead-kuchar-lurks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Defending champion Adam Scott was patience personified as he grafted to a share of the lead at the Australian Masters, while American Matt Kuchar moved quietly into contention after the second round on Friday.</p> <p>U.S. Masters champion Scott was rock-solid on another blustery day at Royal Melbourne, shooting a flawless five-under 66 for a nine-under total of 133 and a one-shot lead with local surprise package Nathan Holman.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131115/patient-scott-shares-australian-masters-lead-kuchar-lurks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adam Scott Golf Matt Kuchar U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:35:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5990027 at http://www.globalpost.com