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Matt Kuchar hurt his back while searching for a Slip 'N Slide for a party

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We've heard of some crazy injuries over the years in professional sports, but not many can match what kept Matt Kuchar out of the PGA Championship.

Kuchar, the No. 7 ranked player in the world and a man most think is very close to snagging that first major championship, withdrew from the final major of the year because of a back injury, but it just came to light what actually happened to the 36-year-old.

It was a failed Slip 'N Slide search for a party at his house on Tuesday of PGA week that was the reason we didn't see Kuchar in the field, as he explained to the Golf Channel this week at the Barclays.

“We were having a party at the house — a bunch of people over, a bunch of kids over,” Kuchar said. “I was in charge of hooking up the Slip 'N Slide for the kids. Walked around, all of Target, all of Wal-Mart, couldn’t find one. Sat in the car for about an hour fighting traffic and when I got back, I thought, 'Boy, my back doesn’t feel very good right now.'”

Matt Kuchar bumming around a Target the week of a major championship? Pro golfers, they're just like us!

Kuchar did say he's back to being 100 percent healthy, some rare good news for Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, who has seen a lot of his potential stars struggling this season with injuries, and it's a good time to feel good considering he won the Barclays in 2010, but just know that even the best golfers in the world can tweak something from simply doing nothing at all.

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