Matt Kuchar delivers a bogey-free 7-under 64 in the first at the Genesis Invitational
February 13, 2020
- February 13, 2020
Matt Kuchar's Round 1 highlights from GenesisIn the opening round of The Genesis Invitational 2020, Matt Kuchar carded a 7-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead over the field heading into Friday.
In his first round at the Genesis Invitational, Matt Kuchar hit 9 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation, and had a great day on the green leaving no misses on putts within 10 feet. Kuchar finished his day in 1st at 7 under; Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Wyndham Clark, Russell Henley, and Adam Schenk are tied for 2nd at 4 under; and Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Carlos Ortiz, Jason Day, Andrew Landry, and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for 7th at 3 under.
After a 288 yard drive on the 315-yard par-4 10th, Matt Kuchar chipped his second shot to 2 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved Matt Kuchar to 1 under for the round.
On the par-5 11th, Kuchar's approach shot set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Kuchar to 2 under for the round.
On the par-4 13th, Kuchar's 133 yard approach to 11 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Kuchar to 3 under for the round.
On the 475-yard par-4 18th hole, Kuchar reached the green in 2 and sunk a 28-foot putt for birdie. This moved Kuchar to 4 under for the round.
On the 503-yard par-5 first hole, Kuchar reached the green in 3 and sunk a 4-foot putt for birdie. This moved Kuchar to 5 under for the round.
After a drive to the left rough on the 434-yard par-4 fifth hole, Kuchar had a 157 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Kuchar to 6 under for the round.
At the 433-yard par-4 eighth, Kuchar reached the green in 2 and rolled a 33-foot putt for birdie. This put Kuchar at 7 under for the round.