May 25 2013
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Matt Kuchar has suffered just one bogey through his first 36 holes, one of the big reasons he finds himself leading the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial at the halfway point.
He'd like nothing more than to continue staying out of trouble this weekend. Kuchar, at 10 under, tees off in Saturday's third round at 1:30 p.m. ET with a one-shot lead over playing partner Graham DeLaet.
"It's just steady golf," Kuichar said about the key to his success in his first two rounds. "Nothing special. Driving it well, putting it well, approaches are good. It's just been steady golf and I kepty myself out of trouble."
This is the sixth time in Kuchar's career that he has held or shared the 36-hole lead. The last time he did it was the THE PLAYERS Championship in 2012. He ended up winning the tournament, the biggest of the five wins in his PGA TOUR career.
"It's the best place to be, all right," Kuchar said about his position after completing his second round Saturday morning. "I think you always want to be in the lead with as big a lead as you can get.
"So the plan for the next 36 holes is to try to keep it going, try to make birdies."
If he goes on to victory, Kuchar will end a streak of 10 consecutive TOUR events in which the 36-hole leader/co-leader has failed to win. The last player to do so was Tiger Woods at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.