Kuchar honoured to play in World Cup

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America’s best don’t tend to fall over themselves at the opportunity play in the World Cup, but Matt Kuchar has jumped at the chance.

America’s top golfers don’t tend to fall over themselves at the opportunity play in the World Cup, but Matt Kuchar has jumped at the chance.

The best from the USA have never been too eager to play in the biennial event, and ever since it moved to China that’s only gotten worse.

Matt Kuchar, however, sees it as a “cool opportunity”.

The world No 12 will join teammate Gary Woodland, a rising star currently ranked 38th, as America’s representatives at Mission Hills in China from November 24 – 27, the week after the Presidents Cup in Australia.

Kuchar has represented his country before, playing in the World Amateur Team Championship in 1998, the Walker Cup the following year, and then representing the USA at last year’s Ryder Cup in Wales.

“I think to be one of those two guys representing your country is really an honour,” said Kuchar.

As for his thoughts on his playing partner, he said: “I think he’s going to be a guy we are going to see more and more playing some great golf.

“And so I’m pretty excited to have a guy that plays as well as he does and hits it as far as he does as my partner. I think I can be the steady one that makes a lot of pars and watch him just make golf look pretty easy.”

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