The Links: The evolution of Matt Kuchar has been amazing

The Kuchar family poses with the Match Play trophy. (Getty Images)
The Kuchar family poses with the Match Play trophy. (Getty Images)

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Great story here on the evolution of Matt Kuchar. It's time for him to shine on the big stage: 

The Match Play is just one tournament, but Kuchar has already evolved into a player that should win majors. At 34, he is around the same age that Phil Mickelson won his first major, the 2004 Masters. (ESPN)

PGA Tour

The WGC-Cadillac Championship will be at Doral until 2023. Good. (Geoff Shackelford)

Cool interview with Rocco Mediate here. (ESPN)

Kuchar's six putting totals by round: 28, 28, 22, 24, 25 and 20. (Golf Channel)

Kuchar's win means this is the second year in a row the first eight tournaments of the season were won by Americans. (ESPN)

The LPGA is the most fan-friendly league in sports says Alan Shipnuck. (

Interesting thoughts on putter bans and Dove Mountain from the Golf Channel guys. (Golf Channel)

Kuchar on the finals: "Match play I find to be such an amazing, unique format, so much fun and so much pressure." (Golfweek)

Wow, Jason Day does not like gimmes. Said Russell Henley was "pretty pissed" at him. (Golf Channel)

It was a rarity to have two Americans in the Match Play final. (PGA Tour)

Ugh, a triple bogey on the last hole to lose. Kyle Stanley feels you, Ariya. (Golf Channel)


Ian Poulter will be focusing on the majors this year. He talks about how taking time off has helped him. (Guardian)

Interesting read on Nicolas Colsaerts and his partying days. (Reuters)


On what's going on with the anchored putter ban. (CBS Sports)

Long, good column here by Bob Harig on the fothcoming fight between golf's governing bodies over the anchored putter ban. (ESPN)

I'm with Shane Bacon here; Rory's issues are not Nike club issues. (Yahoo)

The USGA has ... basically ... nothing to say about what the PGA Tour said on Sunday. (Geoff Shackelford)

This is a pretty loaded question, no? (Golf Stinks)

Agree here, Tim Finchem's timing on the anchored putter ban talk was really odd. (GolfDigest)


9 p.m. EST - Golf Channel - Haney Project with Michael Phelps


When will we see a 59 in college golf? (Golfweek)


This would be a sight to behold:


Thought this was funny:

Here's your final round Match Play recap:

I hate myself for posting this but, my gosh, there's a camel!

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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