The American Matt Kuchar earned a place of honor in the record book this Friday along with Tiger Woods. Equally satisfying for 'Kuch' was securing a place in the round of 16 in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
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Kuchar had it easy at Austin Country Club with a 7 and 6 victory over South Korean Si Woo Kim to add his 36th victory in tournament history, equaling the record held by Woods alone.
"I still have a hard time understanding that I'm saying that, that I've tied one of his records," Kuchar said. "So I'm hugely proud, please. I'm sure there are 300 more records to go. But it's fun to be able to say that you have something that you matched Tiger with," he added.
Matthew Gregory Kuchar, better known as Matt Kuchar (Winter Park, Florida, United States, June 21, 1978), is an American golfer who has frequented the top ten places on the world list of golfers in different periods since 2010, reaching the fourth place in June 2013.
He has won seven PGA Tour victories, including the 2012 Players Championship and the 2013 WGC Match Play, while earning more than 70 top-10 finishes. Led the money table in the 2010 season, finished third in 2013, sixth in in 2011 and ninth in 2014.
His best performances in major tournaments have been third place at the 2012 Augusta Masters and fifth place in 2014, sixth place at the 2010 US Open, ninth place at the 2012 British Open and tenth in the 2010 PGA Championship.
Kuchar also won the 2011 World Cup of Golf and the 2011 Presidents Cup while representing the United States. He played in three editions of the Ryder Cup, achieving 5 points in 11 games. November of this year 2018 he won the Mayakoba Golf Classic, as an anecdote he hired a local caddy named David "el toucan" and with him he won.