Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/20/14

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Matt Kuchar walks up to the first green during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on February 5, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Some call it the “fifth major,” while others simply call it The Players Championship. No matter how you want to look at it, it’s one of the toughest courses for the best players in the world to grind through. This weekend, it was all about Matt Kuchar, the twelve year pro who doesn’t have the prettiest game, but whose consistent play helped him pass the young guns for his fourth PGA Tour win. “It’s such an amazing feeling — playing amongst the game’s best, to come out on top, to do it on Mother’s Day … it really is magical,” said Kucher after capturing the win by two strokes. If you’re new to the game of golf and looking for a favorite to root for, there aren’t many more likable than Kuchar (or Kuuuuuuch as they like to yell out in the crowd). He has one of the most enduring smiles in the game and is the quintessential family man with his wife and two boys. But similar to Masters sensation Bubba Watson, it’s the road Kuchar took to get where he is now which makes the story that m
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