Matt Kuchar did enough to win the British Open last week. He should have, by any normal standard: Holding a one shot lead over Jordan Spieth with just five holes left to play, Kuchar played his next four holes in two under yet, somehow, arrived at the 18th hole trailing by two. It was a cruel twist of fate, one brought about by Spieth's transcendent talent. Kuch handled the loss with his typical class and graciousness, which was especially hard for him given his family had flown over the Atlantic on a last-minute flight, hoping to see their father capture his first major. Ahead of this week's RBC Canadian Open, Kuchar talked about how grateful he was to see them after his round, but also about
Bernhard Langer and his long putter will be back in the spotlight this week at the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl. The 59-year-old told The Telegraph on Wednesday that it is “hurtful” some would accuse him of still anchoring his putter against his sternum, which was outlawed by golf’s governing bodies in 2016. Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has been one of the most ardent critics of Langer and fellow ex-anchorer Scott McCarron, who have combined to win three of the four majors this year. The USGA has defended both players. “I personally don’t understand it,” Langer told The Telegraph, “because I’m a man of integrity, and the last thing I want to do is break rules and be known for cheating.
U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will play in Australia for the first time in seven years at the Australian PGA championship on the Gold Coast later this year, organisers said on Thursday. The 37-year-old Spaniard was considered one of the most talented players never to have won a major until he was presented with the famous green jacket at Augusta in April after winning a playoff against Britain's Justin Rose. "It's been a long time since I have visited Australia but I remember how welcoming the fans were and I have been trying to get back for some time now," Garcia said in a statement.