Profile: Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar hits the winning put in Mexico today. Now for the #AusOpenGolf. Image: Getty

AGE: 40
FROM: Florida, USA
CAREER EARNINGS (US): $45,019,237
2018 FORM: Wins – 1; Top-10s – 4

KEY STAT: Ranks fourth on the PGA Tour in Sand Save Percentage with 61.97%, which should give him confidence around a course built on sandy wasteland.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The wily veteran returns to Australia on a two-part mission this year – taking aim at the Stonehaven Cup at the same venue where he missed the cut in 2011 before representing Team USA in his third World Cup of Golf. With a recent win on the PGA Tour in Mexico, Kuchar will be bringing his hot form down under. Always a crowd favourite who will undoubtedly draw chants of “Kuuuuuuch” around The Lakes this week.

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Australian Open
Pos.CountryPlayer TotalToday
1 MEX A.Ancer -16-3
2 AUS D.Papadatos -11-5
3 AUS J.McLeod -10-6
4 AUS M.Fraser -9-2
T5 AUS D.Micheluzzi -8-3