This is a discussion on Matt Kuchar, official headcase within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Gotta love Matt Kuchar, and I do. But one week after four-putting his way out of Sunday lead at the ...
Gotta love Matt Kuchar, and I do. But one week after four-putting his way out of Sunday lead at the Masters, he goes out in 30, and gets to 7 under for the round. Hits it stiff at 17 needing a four footer to close things out, but proceeds to three putt his way back down to a tie. Comes up short in the cat box on 18, and jugs from the sand. Ho-hum, game, set, match. Give me my million. Oh yeah, my plaid jacket, too.
I'm saying I love Matt. He's a great representative of the school. I just don't think he has it in himself, right now, to handle the pressures of the big stages of the PGA Tour. Tiger obviously has a " **** you" attitude to everyone in his life and that in itself contributed mightily to the TW Empire. I'm sure Matt is quite content in his own skin but I doubt we'll see him taking full advantage of the gifts of hitting a golf ball like he's capable of doing.
But Kooch's problems down the stretch drive me nuts. Remember before the Masters? He had a 4-shot lead going into the final round in San Antonio, then on the 72nd hole in Houston, all he needed to seal the win was a par. Didn't win either time. If his bunker shot hadn't bailed him out at Harbour Town, he'd have the dreaded Choker monkey on his back for sure. Not a nice label to hang on a fellow Floridian & GT alum, but it's gotten to the point I can't watch him in contention without waiting for the disaster to happen.