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Winner’s Circle: Matt Kuchar Takes Title at Sony Open

Matt Kuchar shot a final-round 66 to claim his second victory of the season at the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii.

Matt Kuchar Wins Sony Open
Matt Kuchar reacts during the final round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae CC on Jan 13, 2019 in Honolulu (HI). Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The 40-year old American finished his final day at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with seven birdies against three 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 (-4)
2. Andrew Putnam -18 (-6)
3. Marc Leishman -17 (-6)
3. Hudson Swafford -17 (-6)
3. Chez Reavie -17 (-3)
3. Corey Conners -17 (-6)


TOP-3 CHECK CASHERS

1. Matt Kuchar $1,152,000
2. Andrew Putnam $691,200
3. Marc Leishman $307,200
3. Hudson Swafford $307,200
3. Chez Reavie $307,200
3. Corey Conners$307,200


WINNER’S STATS

Driving: 311.7 yards (14th)
Fairways: 71.4 (40/56) (4th)
Greens: 83.1% (55/72) (1st)
Putting: 1.672 (5th)
Scores: 1 Eagle, 24 Birdies, 43 Pars, 4 Bogeys


2018-19 SEASON

Starts: 4
Wins: 2
Money: $2,555,593 (2nd)
Points: 1,050 (2nd)
World Rank: 22nd


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 9
2019 Sony Open
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 $1,152,000, along with 500 points to move to 2nd place on the points list. It was Kuchar’s second win of the 2019 season, and ninth of his PGA Tour career.

WORLD RANKING

Kuchar received 50 OWGR points, and will move to No. 22, from a current ranking position of 32.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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DATES 1/10-13, 2019
TOUR PGA
EVENT Sony Open
COURSE Waialae Country Club
LOCALE Honolulu, Hawaii
TV GOLF
PURSE $6,400,00
WIN SHARE $1,152,000
OWGR PTS 50
DEFENDING Patton Kizzire

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