Born on June 21, 1978, in Winter Park, Florida, Matt Kuchar is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA TOUR. Since turning professional in 2000, Matt has won four times on the PGA TOUR, including the 2012 PLAYERS Championship. Known as one of the most consistent performers on the PGA TOUR, Matt has amassed over to $20 million in prize money and recorded 34 top-10 finishes between 2009-2012. Matt enjoyed a banner year in 2010, winning the Arnold Palmer award as the PGA TOUR’s leading money winner, and was the recipient of the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award for the lowest scoring average. Matt’s win at the 2012 PLAYERS Championship vaulted him to fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings, a career high.
A graduate of Georgia Tech, Matt was a two-time All-American while playing collegiate golf for the Yellow Jackets, and the recipient of the 1998 Haskins Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer. Matt’s decorated amateur career included the 1997 US Amateur title, and low amateur honors at both the Masters and U.S. Open in 1998. Matt is a two-time Ryder Cup team member (2010, 2012) and a member of the 2011 Presidents Cup team. In addition to his four PGA TOUR victories, Matt was a member of the victorious 2011 World Cup team with Gary Woodland. Matt lives in Sea Island, Georgia, with his wife and two young sons.