Matt Kuchar Profile
Matthew Gregory Kuchar was born in Winter Park, Florida. on 21st June 1978
In 1997 Kuchar won the U.S. Amateur and a year later he received the Fred Haskins award in 1998 as the nation's top collegiate golfer. Also, he was the low amateur at both The Masters and U.S. Open in 1998.
Kuchar turned pro in 2000 and had his first win on the PGA Tour came at the 2002 Honda Classic. By 2006 he was on the Nationwide Tour after failing to earn enough money to qualify for the PGA Tour. He won the Nationwide Tour's 2006 Henrico County Open and finished 10th on the money list to earn his 2007 PGA Tour card. He retained his card in 2007 by finishing 115th on the money list and again in 2008 by finishing 70th.
Seven years after his first PGA Tour win, Kuchar won for a second time during the 2009 Fall Series at the Turning Stone Resort Championship in a playoff over Vaughn Taylor that concluded on Monday because of the playoff being postponed due to darkness on the previous day.
On August 15, 2010, Kuchar made the U.S. 2010 Ryder Cup team by having enough points to take the 8th, and last position, awarded on points. At the time Kuchar lead the PGA Tour in top 10 finishes for the year, but had not won a tournament in 2010. The winless streak ended when he won The Barclays tournament on August 29, 2010, at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, defeating Martin Laird on the first hole of a sudden death playoff for the victory. Click here for more information.
Matt got started in golf when his mother, Meg, upgraded the country club membership to include golf when he was 12 years old. Matt and his dad tried golf and were hooked. His father, Peter Kuchar, is an excellent tennis player who was ranked No. 1 in doubles at one time in the state of Florida.
Matt's wife, Sybi, was an outstanding tennis player at Georgia Tech, where they met. They teamed in October 2009 to win the consolation title in the USTA National Husband/Wife Doubles Championship at the ATP Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.