15 Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Kuchar

Get to know Matt Kuchar with these 15 things you didn't know about him.

Things You Didn't Know About Matt Kuchar
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Get to know nine-time PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar better with these 15 things you didn't know about him.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour for the last decade or so. The American has won nine titles including a WGC and the Players Championship and is often referred to as a 'top-10 machine'.

Get to know him a little better with these 15 facts...

15 Things You Didn't Know About Matt Kuchar

1. He was born in Winter Park, Florida and started playing golf when he was 11-years old after his mum upgraded their country club membership to include golf activities.

2. Kuchar won the US Amateur in 1997 beating Joel Kribel 2&1.

3. He then turned pro in 2000 which was the same year he got his bachelors degree in management.

4. However, originally he wanted to become a professional tennis or basketball player.

5. He has nine wins on the PGA Tour including the Memorial Tournament, The Barclays, The Players, and the WGC-Accenture Matchplay.

6. At Georgie Tech University, whilst playing on the golf team, he was a two-time First-Team All American and also won the Fred Haskins Award in 1998, which celebrates the best collegiate player in the country.

7. The American won bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games narrowly finishing behind Henrik Stenson and winner Justin Rose.

Related: Who Is Matt Kuchar’s Wife?

Matt Kuchar with his 2016 Olympic bronze medal (Getty Images)

8. Kuchar clearly came from a sporting family. For example his father was a tennis player and was once ranked number 1 in doubles across the state of Florida.

9. He has had four top-5's in Majors and three of those have come at Augusta National.

10. On his eight birthday, he went to a baseball game at Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox). At that game he got two baseballs and has been a fan of the team since that day.

11. Kuchar married Sybi Parker in 2003 and they have two sons together, Carson and Cameron.

12. His 2019 Sony Open victory was his 100th top-10 on the PGA Tour since 2001. That meant he joined Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh.

13. He and Sybi won the consolation title in the 2009 USTA National Husband/Wife Doubles Championship at the ATP Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

14. He cites his interests as sports, boats, planes, hiking, skiing.

15. He is the 10th-highest earner in PGA Tour history with over $52m.

Related: Who Is Matt Kuchar's Caddie?

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer