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May 14 2012

12:41 AM

With this victory: Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar picked up the biggest victory of his career when he claimed THE PLAYERS Championship on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass. With this victory, Kuchar: • Collects 600 FedExCup points to move into sixth place in the latest standings. • Extends his fully-exempt status through the 2017 PGA TOUR season and gains three-year exemptions to the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. • Earns his 45th career top-10 finish and his fifth in 10 starts this year. • Moves to No. 3 in the United States Ryder Cup standings. • Becomes the first American to win THE PLAYERS since Phil Mickelson in 2007 and the sixth since 2000 (Phil Mickelson, 2007; Fred Funk, 2005; Davis Love III, 2003; Tiger Woods, 2001; Hal Sutton, 2000). • Wins in his eighth start at THE PLAYERS (WD – 2002, MC – 2003, T16 – 2004, MC – 2008, T14 – 2009, T13 – 2010, T54 – 2011, 1st – 2012). This victory is Kuchar’s 4th in 266 career starts on the PGA TOUR. Here’s a list of all of Kuchar’s TOUR victories: 2002 The Honda Classic 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship 2010 The Barclays 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship
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