Matt Kuchar is not going to the Ryder Cup
without a victory this year.
Kuchar never looked as though he were going to win Sunday at The
Barclays until Martin Laird three-putted from inside 25 feet on the
final hole of regulation. On the first playoff hole, Kuchar hit a
shot that caught enough of the slope to roll 30 inches from the cup
for a birdie and his first win of the year.
The timing could not have been better. Kuchar moved to the top
of the FedEx Cup standings by winning the first playoff event,
putting him in the running for the $10 million prize. It also gives
him a shot of confidence with the Ryder Cup a month away.
Tiger Woods closed with a 67 to easily qualify for the second
round of the playoffs next week outside Boston.