WITB: Matt Kuchar, 2019 Sony Open In Hawaii


Sony Open in Hawaii

This weekend, Matt Kuchar passed an elite milestone en route to his eighth career victory at the Sony Open, played at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, HI. By way of his victory, Kuchar has 100 career top ten finishes. It takes incredible staying power to accomplish something like that on the PGA Tour, a feat that puts him in rarified air amongst his peers.

Holding a one shot lead over Andrew Putnam heading into the final round, Kuchar was almost assured of the special milestone; however, the victory was no guarantee. His overnight lead evaporated with bogeys on three of his first five holes, it was anyone’s game as they hit the turn.

The savvy veteran did not panic and had that unmistakable grin on his face for most of the round, and for good reason. Down the stretch, Kuchar birdied three of the final four holes, shooting 5-under on the inward nine, pulling away from the field and winning by 4 strokes.

After the round, Matt Kuchar said in his interview:

“I’m excited, I love playing golf. I always have, still do. This certainly elevates my love for the game, my excitement for the game and I look forward to the rest of the year and trying to continue and see how great this year can be.”

Kuchar went on to say he’s never had the opportunity to comfortably cruise up the 18th fairway with a lead he knew he could not lose. When he went on to make birdie and become the 2019 Sony Open champion his elation was plain to see. Kuchar played incredible golf all weekend and deserved to win.

It is clear to see from his demeanor on the course, his interactions with his fans and the media, this is a man who loves what he does and we should all celebrate his successes with a great big “KUUUUUUUUUUUCH”!

For quite a few years Kuchar had been playing with graphite shafts in his irons, but recently he made the switch back to steal and the switch seems to be working. Kuchar has played three events so far in 2019, winning two of them.

These are the clubs Matt Kuchar used to win the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii (As reported by PGATOUR:

Bridgestone Tour B Hybrid
Bridgestone TOUR B (18°)

Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X-flex
Ping Anser Hybrid
Ping Anser (20°)

Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X-flex

Bridgestone J15CB Irons
Bridgestone J15CB (5-PW)

Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 S300
Matt Kuchrar's Wedges
Bridgestone J40 Forged (52°)

Cleveland RTX-4 (56°)/RTX-3 (62°)
Matt Kuchar Bettinardi Putter
Bettinardi Arm Lock prototype
DASS KM-1 (Kuchar Model 1)

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Keith Schneider

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Keith SchneiderAge: 34 Handicap: 4.9 Introduction to golf: Age 14 Playing years: 20 Rounds per year: 75+ Hole in Ones: 1WITB Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke 65 6.5 3 Wood: Cobra King F9 Fairway Wood 3-Wood Project X HZRDUS Smoke 75 6.5 2-Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi KBS Tour C Taper Lite Stiff 1° weak 1.5° upright Irons: Mizuno MP-68 (4-PW) +1/2" Dynamic Gold X100 2° upright Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 51° 8° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 55° 14° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 60° 6° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 K Grind Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 35" Balls: Titleist ProV1x, TaylorMade Tour Preferred X or Callaway Chrome Soft X

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