Matt Kuchar http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35270/all en 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 5764609 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 5765443 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-0 <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>Mahan was the first defending champion to return to the final since 2006 winner Geoff Ogilvy of Australia was runner-up in 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/golf-kuchar-downs-mahan-win-wgc-match-play-crown-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Ian Poulter Matt Kuchar World Golf Championships AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:30:53 +0000 5765457 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-Kuchar wins Match Play title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-2-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>* American Kuchar clinches first WGC crown</p> <p>* Holds off late Mahan fightback (Adds quotes, detail)</p> <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 a wind-buffeted Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-2-golf-kuchar-wins-match-play-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Matt Kuchar PGA Championship U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:15:51 +0000 5765469 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 5765480 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-'Amazing feeling' for triumphant Kuchar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-amazing-feeling-triumphant-kuchar <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 felt as if he ruled the golfing world on Sunday after landing his first World Golf Championships (WGC) title with a 2&amp;1 victory over Hunter Mahan in the Accenture Match Play Championship final.</p> <p>The 34-year-old American emerged triumphant after a marathon week at Dove Mountain that began with a snow delay on Wednesday, winning all six of his matches in an elite event that brings together the game's leading players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/golf-amazing-feeling-triumphant-kuchar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours World Golf Championships Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:30:27 +0000 5765517 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 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 5850159 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Kuchar wins Memorial, Woods, McIlroy never factor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130603/golf-kuchar-wins-memorial-woods-mcilroy-never-factor <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 capped a four-under par 68 with a birdie at the final hole on Sunday to win the US PGA Tour's $6.2 million Memorial tournament by two strokes.</p> <p>Kuchar led by as many as four strokes on the back nine and his 12-under total of 276 gave him a two-shot triumph over American Kevin Chappell.</p> <p>Chappell closed with a bogey-free round in the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event at Muirfield Village, keeping the pressure on Kuchar with four birdies in his last six holes in a four-under 68 for 278.</p> <p>Kyle Stanley was third after a 71 for 281.</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/130603/golf-kuchar-wins-memorial-woods-mcilroy-never-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Mon, 03 Jun 2013 05:15:16 +0000 5850509 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 5856694 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Squirrel, high fives give Tiger more trouble than foes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/golf-squirrel-high-fives-give-tiger-more-trouble-foes <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>Top-ranked Tiger Woods had a tougher time with a squirrel and a handslap routine swiped from a 1990s television show than anything Presidents Cup rivals offered in Thursday's four-ball matches.</p> <p>US PGA Player of the Year Woods, a 14-time major champion, and Matt Kuchar, this year's WGC Match Play winner, routed Argentina's Angel Cabrera and Australian Marc Leishman 5 and 4 on day one at the biennial team golf showdown at Muirfield Village.</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/131004/golf-squirrel-high-fives-give-tiger-more-trouble-foes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Matt Kuchar Sports in the United States Tiger Woods AFP Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:48:16 +0000 5951442 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Scott holds off Kuchar to defend Australian Masters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/golf-scott-holds-kuchar-defend-australian-masters <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>World number two Adam Scott retained his Australian Masters title after fending off a strong challenge from American Matt Kuchar in the final round at Royal Melbourne on Sunday.</p> <p>US Masters champion Scott began the day five shots clear of Kuchar, but could not maintain his sub-par form of the previous three rounds and fell two shots behind the American world number eight with four holes to play.</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/131117/golf-scott-holds-kuchar-defend-australian-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adam Scott Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:32:25 +0000 5991448 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Scott holds off Kuchar to defend Australian Masters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/golf-scott-holds-kuchar-defend-australian-masters-0 <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>World number two Adam Scott retained his Australian Masters title after fending off a strong challenge from American Matt Kuchar in the final round at Royal Melbourne on Sunday.</p> <p>US Masters champion Scott began the day five shots clear of Kuchar, but could not maintain his sub-par form of the previous three rounds and fell two shots behind the American world number eight with four holes to play.</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/131117/golf-scott-holds-kuchar-defend-australian-masters-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adam Scott Golf Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:03:00 +0000 5991559 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Kuchar, English lead Florida Shootout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131214/golf-kuchar-english-lead-florida-shootout <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 and Harris English combined on Saturday to fire a 12-under-par 60 and move in front by four strokes entering the final round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.</p> <p>Kuchar and English are at 20-under-par 124 through 36 holes on Tiburon Golf Club's course.</p> <p>Retief Goosen and Freddie Jacobson shot a 61 to grab second place at 16-under.</p> <p>Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood also posted a 61 to share third place. Poulter and Westwood are level with Charles Howell and Justin Leonard (67) at minus-13.</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/131214/golf-kuchar-english-lead-florida-shootout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Harris English Matt Kuchar Professional golf tours U.S. Open AFP Sun, 15 Dec 2013 02:53:15 +0000 6020598 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Kuchar to lead global trio in Canada Cup matchup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/golf-kuchar-lead-global-trio-canada-cup-matchup <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>American Matt Kuchar will lead a World squad against Canada in a matchup of pro foursomes in the inaugural Canada Cup match at Halifax on June 30, organisers announced Wednesday.</p> <p>The event at Ashburn Golf Club will pit Canadians Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn against Kuchar and two other US PGA Tour players, with each side also featuring a golfer from the developmental Web.com Tour.</p> <p>Kuchar, ranked 11th in the world, has won six US PGA titles, including the 2013 WGC Match Play and Memorial crowns and the 2012 Players Championship.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/golf-kuchar-lead-global-trio-canada-cup-matchup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Graham DeLaet Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar Technology AFP Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:17:55 +0000 6094019 at http://www.globalpost.com