September 01, 2014
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
- Matt Kuchar struggled to keep his emotions in check this week after the passing of his caddie's wife. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
NORTON, Mass. -- Matt Kuchar shot 71 Monday to end his week at 5 under at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Golf was the last thing on his mind, however.
Still mourning the loss of caddie Lance Bennett's wife Angela, Kuchar had a difficult time focusing. Who could blame him?
"I think there's been grieving all over the golf world; everyone knew Lance and Angie," Kuchar said. "It was a tough one. It felt like a lot of the time that I was out on the course, I was out there but I wasn't at the same time. I was going through the motions, but I wasn't quite all there."
A funeral for Bennett will be held on Tuesday but Kuchar isn't sure how long it will take him to get over the loss. He has been in touch with his caddie, who is of course struggling as well.
"(Lance) said it's been great the amount of support, people over at the house have helped," Kuchar said. "But I think there's times when you have to really understand that she's gone. It's a tough thing to deal with. I'm not so sure when things will be back to normal for Lance. I know this process takes a while. But we're all certainly thinking of him and sending him our prayers and wishes."