Matt Kuchar Wins The Players Championship
By mustang6560 on 5/14/12
Matt Kuchar outlasted Martin Laird, Ricke Fowler, Zach Johnson, and Ben Curtis to capture his fourth PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Players Championship.
The last time Matt addressed the media following a win was 21 months ago at the Barclays. A reporter remind the Georgia native of that fact during his press conference, to which Matt quipped:
Yeah, you can suck it, big guy. (Laughter.) You had to point that out. Yeah, thanks a lot.What a great response! Matt continued saying:
I'm really happy with the way my golf career has gone. I've played some great golf, some consistent golf. I never wanted to be the guy that won once a year and missed 10 cuts a year. I just didn't think‑‑ there are a lot of people that play good golf for a week and then miss a couple cuts. I wanted to be the guy‑‑ and back when I was thinking about this, Tiger Woods was either winning or finishing second or third every week, and I wanted to figure out how do I get to be like that, how do I play good golf? Lately‑‑ Steve Stricker was that guy. It seemed like Steve Stricker was a guy that I could be more like than I could be like Tiger Woods. I can't hit the shots Tiger Woods can. Steve and I play a similar game, just a consistent game, and that was a guy that I said, I'd like to play like him. I'd like to show up, be playing good, have a chance to win tournaments, and it's gone that way. Thanks a lot to Chris O'Connell, he's definitely made me a better player and a more consistent player.To be honest, I am neutral to Matt as a fan. I neither root for him or root against him. But, there is one aspect of his game I admire - his laid back demeanor. If you want to be a successful golfer, you need to learn to roll with the punches because the game is full of bad swings and bad breaks. And nobody rolls with the punches better than Kooch.
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