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Winner’s Circle: Matt Kuchar Captures Mayakoba Golf Classic

Matt Kuchar shot a final-round 69 to capture the 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleon Golf Club.

Matt Kuchar Wins Mayakoba Golf Classic
Matt Kuchar celebrates after winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleon Mayakoba GC on November 11, 2018 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The 40-year old American finished his final day in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with four birdies against two bogeys en route to four-day score of 22-under par.


PRO-FILE

Nationality American
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 195 lb
Birthdate: June 21, 1978 (age 40)
Native: Winter Park, Florida
Residence: St. Simons Island, Georgia
College: Georgia Tech


FINAL TOP 5

Pos-Players-To Par (Final Round)
1. Matt Kuchar -22 (-2)
2. Danny Lee -21 (-6)
3. JJ Spaun -19 (-5)
3. Richy Werenski -19 (-4)
5. Brice Garnett -18 (-5)


WINNER’S STATS

Driving: 289.9 yards (28th)
Fairways: 80.4% (45/56) (3rd)
Greens: 79.2% (57/72) (8th)
Putting: 1.702 (34th)
Scores: 26 Birdies, 42 Pars, 4 Bogeys


2018-19 SEASON

Starts: 2
Wins: 1
Money: $1,311,260 (5th)
Points: 505 (5th)
World Rank: 28th


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 8
2018 Kayoba Golf Classic
2014 RBC Heritage
2013 Memorial Tournament
2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
2012 The Players Championship
2010 The Barclays
2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship
2002 Honda Classic


KUCHAR’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


MONEY & PLAYOFF POINTS

The win earned the 40-year old Georgia Tech product $1,296,000, along with 500 points to move to 5th place on the points list. It was Kuchar’s first win since the 2014 RBC Heritage, breaking a three-season winless streak.


WORLD RANKING

Kuchar received 40 OWGR points, and will move inside the top 30, from a current ranking position of 40.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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