Matt Kuchar (full name Matthew Gregory Kuchar) is an American golfer who turned professional in 2000 after finishing a bachelor degree. Kuchar joined the PGA Tour and achieved his first tournament win two years after turning professional in the Honda Classic in 2002.
Seven years after his first PGA Tour win, Kuchar achieved his second win on the Fall Series in 2009 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Kuchar made the USA Ryder Cup team for the first time in 2010.
Matt Kuchar's best performance in a major championship came at The Masters 2012 where he finished in a tie for third. Kuchar was tied for the lead on the back nine on Sunday, but bogeyed the par three 16th and finished two strokes out of the playoff between Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen. Kuchar won the biggest tournament of his career in May when he won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 2012. He won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February, defeating Hunter Mahan 2&1 in the final. His second win in 2013 came at the Memorial Tournament in early June. In the final round of the Valero Texas Open in March, Kuchar hold a share of the lead with nine holes to play but bogeyed the 10th and 11th holes and finished T-4. The next week, he had a four-stroke lead going into the final round at the Shell Houston Open but lost a playoff to Matt Jones' 42-yard chip-in on the first extra hole. Kuchar was again in contention the following week at the Masters Tournament, where he was tied for the lead on Sunday before four-putting the fourth hole and finishing T-5.