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March 5 2013

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Kuchar comfortable at Doral

Kuchar has finished in the top 10 at Trump Doral each of the last three years. (Little/Getty Images)

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

DORAL, Fla. -- Matt Kuchar's career has been mostly about a slow progression.

It wasn't until 2006 when he started working with coach Chris O'Connell that the results started to pile up for 34-year-old. That includes top 10s each of the last three years at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Kuchar is also coming off his first WGC title after capturing the Accenture Match Play Championship two weeks ago.

With a victory here, he would be halfway to a WGC Slam -- something that's never been done in a single year.

As much as Kuchar is associated with Georgia (he went to college at Georgia Tech and currently lives in Sea Island), Florida is where he was born (Winter Park) and where he spent his formative years (he graduated from Seminole High School).

Therein lies Kuchar's feelings toward TPC Doral.

"There's a comfort level with the grasses, with the Florida courses," said Kuchar, who tied for eighth here last year. "But I think course knowledge only helps when you hit it where you want to hit it."

Which is something he did at the WGC-Accenture Match Play -- none of his matches reached the 18th hole.

Here's why you can expect Kuchar to continue his success this week: Since 2010, he has posted 32 top-10 finishes. The next most during that time is Luke Donald with 29.

Kuchar also owns five top-5 finishes in a dozen WGC starts.

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