The Final Five: Matt Kuchar

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This is the fourth consecutive year that Matt Kuchar has advanced to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
September 17, 2013

1. TIGER WOODS
2. HENRIK STENSON
3. ADAM SCOTT
4. ZACH JOHNSON
5. MATT KUCHAR

The top five players in the FedExCup are in a unique position. A victory at East Lake Golf Club for any of those five players means they automatically clinch the Cup. The other 25 players at the TOUR Championship will need help from their competitors to win the season-long competition. PGATOUR.COM is taking an in-depth look at each of the FedExCup's top five players:

5. MATT KUCHAR

Matt Kuchar is one of five multiple winners in 2013, recording multiple victories in a season for the first time in his career by winning the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. The Georgia Tech grad has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA TOUR since 2009, winning five of his six titles in that span and amassing 41 top-10 finishes.

In the first three seasons of the FedExCup, Kuchar finished 92nd (2007), 115th (2008) and 40th (2009). He has since found his stride in the competition, however, finishing a career-best second in 2010, sixth in 2011 and 18th in 2012. Kuchar enters the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola inside the top five in the standings for the third time in the last four years. In 2010, Kuchar arrived at East Lake as the No. 1 player in the FedExCup standings after a victory at The Barclays. He was No. 5 in 2011 after a runner-up finish at The Barclays. He would go on to finish No. 2 and No. 6 in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

2013 FedExCup Playoffs
Event Finish Rounds FEC rank before FEC rank after Movement
The Barclays T-19 66-65-70-78 2 4 -2
Deutsche Bank T-4 66-66-69-66 4 4 0
BMW Championship T-24 74-73-61-73 4 5 -1
FedExCup history
Year Final ranking Began Playoffs Barclays Deutsche BMW TOUR Champ.
2013 TBD 2 T-19 (4) T-4 (4) T-24 (5)  
2012 18 9 T-38 (11) T-35 (13) T-54 (16) T-10 (18)
2011 6 12 2 (2) T-25 (2) T-22 (5) T-20 (6)
2010 2 9 1 (1) T-11 (1) T-3 (1) T-25 (2)
2009 40 77 T-28 (60) T-15 (46) T-10 (40)  
2008 115 81 MC (107) MC (115)    
2007 92 92 T-35 (90) T-41 (92)    
TOUR Championship history
Year Finish Scores Par Earnings
2012 T-10 67-69-70-73--279 -1 $205,760
2011 T-20 67-70-71-73--281 +1 $152,000
2010 T-25 72-70-72-71--285 +5 $127,500
2013 statistical rankings
Category Statistic Ranking
Driving distance 284.8 yards 119th
Driving accuracy 58.93% 128th
Greens in regulation 65.80% 77th
Scrambling 63.99% 8th
Strokes gained-putting 0.464 18th
Scoring average 69.504 strokes 7th
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