• Age
    41
  • Turned Pro
    2000
  • Previous Opens
    14

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar
Led The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale with five holes to play, but Jordan Spieth’s spectacular finish snatched away a first Major title from a player who has had four top eight finishes in the Masters since 2011 and seven further major top 10s, plus a bronze medal on golf’s return to the Olympics in 2016.

Qualification

Matt Kuchar is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Matt Kuchar
  • 1998

    Open debut

  • Skiing, Hiking

    Special Interests

  • 3

    Open Top-10s

Led The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale with five holes to play, but Jordan Spieth’s spectacular finish snatched away a first Major title from a player who has had four top eight finishes in the Masters since 2011 and seven further major top 10s, plus a bronze medal on golf’s return to the Olympics in 2016.

Matt Kuchar

As US Amateur champion Kuchar came 21st in the 1998 Masters and 14th in the US Open, but three years after winning the 2002 Honda Classic he lost his PGA Tour card. He then fought his way back to become the circuit's leading money-winner in 2010 and reached the world's top 10 for the first time that season. He has been part of four Ryder Cup teams and four Presidents Cup sides and with Gary Woodland won the World Cup in 2011.

Now has nine PGA Tour titles, including The Players in 2012 and 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play, while he was ranked as high as fourth in the world in 2013 and 2014. His latest success – after a 4 ½ -year gap – was the Sony Open in Hawaii in January, four months after he served as one of Davis Love’s vice-captains at the Ryder Cup.

Qualification

Matt Kuchar is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T9
70
68
70
72
280
-4
Royal Birkdale 2017
2
65
71
66
69
271
-9
Royal Troon 2016
T46
71
68
75
76
290
6
St Andrews 2015
T58
71
73
70
71
285
-3
Royal Liverpool 2014
T54
73
71
74
72
290
2
Muirfield 2013
T15
74
73
72
71
290
6
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T9
69
67
72
72
280
-
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2010
T27
72
74
71
69
286
-2
Turnberry 2009
M/C
70
76
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2008
M/C
79
73
-
-
-
M/C
Carnoustie 2007
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2002
M/C
75
70
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 1998
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C

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