Posted May 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer After combing through some of golf's meaningless statistics, this might be the best explanation for how Matt Kuchar won The Players Championship: He didn't empty all of his golf balls into the water when he played the island-green 17th hole in the final round. He was really on his game last week. He shot the lowest score. Golf is impossible to predict as it is. Throw in the mystery that is the TPC Sawgrass, and there's no telling who beats the strongest and deepest field in golf. You've heard the line about there being horses for courses? This is more like predicting the dot race on video screens at a baseball game. ''There's no other course that less people have worked out than this one,'' Geoff Ogilvy said, who is still trying to do just that. He closed with a 69 on Sunday. It was only his third round in the 60s in 11 years at The Players Championship. This from a guy who has won a U.S....

Journeyman Matt Kuchar breaks through with a win at TPC Sawgrass

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...

Video: Matt Kuchar Wins Players Championship

The game of golf is all about consistency. The more consistent a PGA Tour player can hit the ball, the more he’s going to be able to score in the red and keep himself in contention on Sunday’s during the major tournaments. That’s exactly what Matt Kuchar was able to do by shooting 68-68-69-70 during the 2012 Players Championship. By the time he was done swinging on Sunday,...

Matt Kuchar wins 2012 Players Championship

Matt Kuchar won the 2012 Players Championship with a final round of 70 and finished 13-under for the tournament. Kuchar was confident and consistent throughout the tournament at the TPC at Sawgrass golf course.  This is his fourth career win and the first in two years. Kevin Na who led the tournament going into the final round struggled on Sunday shooting a 76 to end up seventh...

Kuchar nabs first win in two years

The only complaint about Matt Kuchar was not winning enough. He picked up a big one Sunday in The Players Championship. Kuchar avoided the big mistakes that slowed so many other contenders - starting with Kevin Na - and kept out of the water on the TPC Sawgrass at the end. He closed with a 2-under 70 for a two-shot victory. It was the fourth career win for Kuchar, and his first...

Fowler finishes strong, fails to pressure Kuchar

Rickie Fowler nearly made things interesting at The Players Championship. Fowler birdied Nos. 16 and 17 and really could have put pressure on Matt Kuchar had he made an 8-footer on the final hole. Instead, Fowler pushed the putt right, closed with par and allowed Kuchar to play the 18th with a two-shot cushion and little drama. ''Wouldn't mind having the putt over on...

Na's demons may have gotten best of him

Matt Kuchar may be the Jimmy Stewart of golf, but beneath the perpetual smiles and aw-shucks disposition lays a steely competitor. Just how tough was demonstrated on Sunday, when he overcome not just the usual barriers standing in the way to one of the game's biggest prizes, The Players, but Kevin Na, too. Na, as the world has come to discover -- to its horror -- over the past...

Harris English's tee shot on hole #1 in The Players at TPC Sawgrass hits man in the head.

 Harris English's errant tee shot on hole #1 in The Players at TPC Sawgrass hit volunteer Denny Meredith of Jacksonville right off the top of the dome yesterday.  The ball bounces off his hat like it was made of concrete, must have hurt like a *****. According to, "Meredith never lost consciousness but was transported back to the main First Aid center...
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