Matt Kuchar is an American professional golfer who has a number of titles to his name. The man has risen to be among the best in the sport, regardless of the fact that he is considerably young.
Definitely one of the popular names in the game, here’s everything you need to know about Matt Kuchar.
Biography of Matt Kuchar
It was on June 21, 1978 that he was born as Matthew Gregory Kuchar in Winter Park, Florida. He was born to parents whose parents came to the United States from Ukraine during the 1917 revolution in the country.
His father, Peter became a tennis pro and he rose to be ranked #1 in doubles in Florida. This led Matt to consider joining the sport when he was growing up. However, the moment he tried golf, he fell in love with it. Coming from a very sporty family, he also played football as a child and later basketball but always found himself returning to golf.
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For his education, the man attended Seminole High School in Sanford. It was from there that he graduated in 1996 and moved to Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
As a golfer, he started making his mark as an amateur in 1996, but lost the United States Amateur Championship to the man who would go on to give the golf world a run for its money, Tiger. Woods. The following year, Matt Kuchar made his name known after winning the title.
Kuchar turned pro in 2000, although at one point he wanted to end up as an amateur. However, he decided to go further after working with a financial services company. His first PGA Tour title came in 2002 at the Honda Classic, but that didn’t mean it was a smooth ride for him. The next title he would hold on the tour was to come after 7 years when he won the Turning Stone Resort Championship in 2009.
Since then, the golfer has continued to enjoy better years. He has won 7 PGA Tour titles in his career as well as 1 PGA Tour of Australasia and a Web.com Tour. He has also won 4 different trophies and other awards including the Byron Nelson Award in 2010. During the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, Matt Kuchar represented the United States and won the bronze medal.
The professional golfer is not known to have been in many relationships in the past. He is married to Sybi Kuchar who was Sybi Parker. The two have been married since 2003 and met at the Georgia Institute of Technology when they were both studying there. Nevertheless, they only started dating after graduating.
Sybi Kuchar was born and raised in St. Simons Island, Georgia. While in college, the woman who would later become Kuchar’s wife played college tennis. Although she didn’t build a career like her husband, she did teach sports a bit after graduating.
Dating back to 2001, Matt and Sybi Kuchara decided to get married in 2003 on the tennis court. Their marriage was blessed with two children; Cameron Cole, born in 2007 and Carson Wright, born in 2009.
Their family now lives on St. Simons Island in Georgia. In addition to playing tennis, Sybi also participates in charitable activities. She is known for her charitable work with Camp Twin Lakes which helps children with special needs. She is also known for her work with Ronald McDonald House Charities, which also works to improve the health and well-being of children.
There was a time in 2012 when Matt Kuchar rose among the 10 highest earning golfers in the world when he ranked 9th with a profit of $12.5 million. His current net worth has been estimated at $20-25 million. The main sources of his wealth are the game which he is very fond of, golf and the various endorsement deals he has secured including for brands like Gray Goose.
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The renowned golfer has a home on St. Simons Island worth over $2 million.
height and body
Matt Kuchar is a fairly tall man. Here are his body stats:
Weight: 195 lbs (88 kg; 13.9 m).