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
The green jacket will be making an appearance on the Gold Coast of Australia later this year. Masters champ Sergio Garcia has officially committed to the Australian PGA Championship, held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at RACV Royal Pines Resort in Queensland. It will mark the Spaniard's first appearance in Australia since he finished T-28 at the 2010 JBWere Masters. "I look forward to celebrating the end of the year at the Australian PGA Championship," Garcia said in a statement. "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 has made the rounds already this year with the green jacket in tow, including
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.