Kuchar, Snedeker commit to Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsPONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Matt Kuchar waves his golf ball as he exits the ninth green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)December 16, 2013
MAUI, Kapalua, Hawaii – Tournament officials announced that Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker, both of whom won twice on the PGA TOUR in 2013, will head to Maui this January to compete in the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Kuchar and Snedeker were two of just five players on TOUR to win multiple times this season, which brought each of their career totals to six victories. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from Jan. 2-6, 2014.
Matt Kuchar kicked off his first multiple win season on TOUR with two top-10 finishes in his first two starts of the season, T9 at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and T5 at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Kuchar carried this momentum to Tucson, Arizona, where he withstood sleet and slow to beat defending champion Hunter Mahan, 2-and-1, in the final match of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. With his win, Kuchar jumped from No. 23 to No. 8 in the Official World Golf Rankings. After his victory in Arizona, Kuchar picked up two more top-10 finishes before winning the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. Kuchar had two more top-10 finishes to close out his season before returning to Muirfield Village Golf Club for The Presidents Cup, where he went 3-2-0 as part of the victorious United States Team.
Brandt Snedeker came out of the gate with three top-10 finishes in his first four starts of the 2013 season, including third at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. In his fifth start, Snedeker won his fifth career PGA TOUR event at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Five months and three top-10 finishes later, Snedeker posted a 16-under 272 at the RBC Canadian Open to pick up his second win of the 2013 season. This was Snedeker’s second consecutive multiple win season since joining the TOUR in 2007. In October, Snedeker made his debut in The Presidents Cup and joined Kuchar on the United States Team.