Around the turn of the century Kuchar was ‘America’s next big thing’. He won the 1997 US Amateur, wowed the home crowds at both the Masters and US Open in 1998 and then, when he turned pro in 2000, he claimed a first win in the 2002 Honda Classic. However, even before that win there were hints that all was not as rosy as had been predicted and by 2006 he was fighting for his golfing life on the Nationwide Tour. He did return to the PGA Tour in 2007 but it was only in the first week of October 2009, some 12 years after he first introduced himself to America and exactly one year before this year’s Ryder Cup, that his promise began to blossom. He won the Turning Stone Resort Championship and since then has been the model of consistency claiming no less than 17 top 25 finishes since. His only experience of international team golf came in 1999 when he lost all three of his matches when playing for the defeated US team in the Walker Cup (his opponents included Paul Casey and Luke Donald) but he proved he has head-to-head skills when claiming that win at Turning Stone, defeating Vaughn Taylor in a tense six-hole sudden death play-off.
|5th Sep||Deutsche Bank Championship||11|
|29th Aug||The Barclays||1|
|15th Aug||PGA Championship||10|
|26th Sep||Tour Championship||25|
|12th Sep||BMW Championship||3|
Rose Zhang claims title in play-off on professional debut
Win is first on LPGA Tour on pro debut since Beverly Hanson in 1951.
Viktor Hovland edges out Denny McCarthy in play-off to win Memorial Tournament
Rory McIlory had to settle for a tie for seventh.
Northern Ireland’s Tom McKibbin wins first DP World Tour title after fine finish
The 20-year-old finished two shots clear at the Porsche European Open in Hamburg.
Rory McIlroy soars to lead on third day of Ohio Memorial
The Northern Irishman finished tied with two other players on six under par.
David Law tames the Green Monster course to move into contention in Hamburg
The Scot fired an eagle and eight birdies in a seven-under-par 66, a nine-shot improvement on his opening 75.
Rory McIlroy bounces back to form in the Memorial Tournament
At four under par McIlroy was three shots off the early clubhouse lead.
Matt Wallace one stroke behind lead after first day of PGA Memorial in Ohio
Matt Wallace and Danny Willett are sitting second and equal-third respectively after the first day of the Memorial.
I don’t think LIV golfers should be on European Ryder Cup team – Rory McIlroy
American players remain eligible despite being banned or resigning from the PGA Tour in the wake of joining the Saudi-funded circuit.
Brendan Lawlor and Kim Moore excited for next week’s Scandinavian Mixed event
The pair won the men’s and women’s titles at the G4D Open at Woburn earlier this month.
Emiliano Grillo claims second PGA tour title in Texas
It was Emiliano Grillo’s first PGA Tour win in over seven years.