Matthew Kuchar, who is better known as Matt Kuchar, is a top American professional golfer. He has actively competed in the PGA Tour in a career that has spanned over 20 years winning the title on an amazing nine time.
He was born on June 21, 1978, in Winter Park, Florida. He studied at Seminole High School and later continued his studies at Georgia Tech. There, his studies were focused on management, yet he was active in golf as well, which would turn into his career.
He played at the Yellow Jackets’ golf team becoming a well-known name quickly among his college level colleagues. He went on to receive the prestigious Haskins Award in 1998 as the nation’s top collegiate golfer.
He turned pro in 2000 soon after graduation. Before that, as part of his school program, he also worked in the finance sector for some time. 2002 was a big year in his career. Two years after turning pro, he had his first win on the PGA tour. The years that followed weren’t always on the high tide though, he had many shortcomings as well. Though at the very start, he had elevated himself as one of the top potentials in the world of golf, in 2005, he lost his momentum having come 159th on the money list, which caused a loss of his tour card.
It took him the year of 2007 to win the Henrico County Open that would see him finish tenth on the Nationwide Tour Money list that would eventually lead back his PGA Tour card. 2009 also signified an important year in his career having won the biggest tournament that was The Players Championship in his hometown of Florida. The win elevated Kuchar to a career high of number five in the world rankings.
Coming to recent days, in 2018 PGA Tour campaign, he had a lot of setbacks that would see him in the losing side. On March 31, 2019, Kuchar reached the championship round of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play for the second time in his career.
He has had a pretty steady career but he has been a part of some controversy recently. During the most recent PGA Tour season, he had taken a winning check of well over $1.2 million. Yet, during this event, his normal caddie wasn’t available and as a result, he had hired someone else, which in this case was David Giral. He was paid $5000 in total which was only a mere 0.38 percent tip of the total earnings although the average payout is usually 10 percent.
This incident became a viral sensation on the internet and Kuchar had a bad image in the public eye. Actually, Ortiz was hired and agreed to the terms presented. But, this was presented badly on the internet. Eventually, Kuchar apologized and agreed to pay Ortiz the requested $50,000.
Matt Kuchar Net Worth
Matt Kuchar net worth is estimated to be $30 million. In his career, his total earnings have been over $43.7 million. Most of his earnings are from his golfing career.
Is Matt Kuchar Married?
Kuchar is married to Sybi Parker. His wife Sybi was a tennis player who played at Georgia Tech. Together they have two sons named Cameron Cole and Carson Wright. The Kuchar’s family live on St. Simons Island in Georgia.