Matt Kuchar is an American professional golfer and former World No.4 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He plays for the PGA Tour and he has 18 professional wins. In 2010, he was awarded the Byron Nelson Award and the Vardon Trophy. She was also that year’s PGA Tour Leading Money Award Winner.
Matthew Gregory Kuchar, nicknamed ‘Kuch’, was born on June 21, 1978, in Winter Park, Florida. He currently resides in St. Simons, Georgia. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 88 kg. His father played college tennis professionally.
He attended Seminole High School. He later played collegiate golf for Georgia Tech University. He lost the 1996 US Amateur Championship to Tiger Woods. He was considered one of the top college golfers in the country. He turned pro in 2000.
He won his first PGA Tournament in 2002, the Honda Classic, winning by two strokes against Brad Faxon and Joey Sindelar. He did not get a win again until 2009 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. He won against Vaughn Taylor in the playoffs.
In 2010, he was named the PGA Tour leading money winner, he was also given the Vardon Trophy and the Byron Nelson Award. In May 2012, he won The Players Championship. In 2013, he won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. In the same year, he reached his Official World Golf Ranking career-high rank of No.4.
His latest PGA Tour win was at the Sony Open in Hawaii. In 2022, he finished in the Top 2 of the Valero Texas Open.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 9
- European Tour - 1
- Japan Golf Tour - 1
- Asian Tour - 1
- PGA Tour of Australasia - 1
- Korn Ferry Tour - 1
- Other - 6
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - T3: 2012
- PGA Championship - T7: 2015
- U.S. Open - T6: 2010
- The Open Championship - 2nd: 2017
- PGA Tour Leading Money Winner - 2010
- Vardon Trophy - 2010
- Byron Nelson Award - 2010