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RBC Heritage Recap: Kucher Can't Give It Away

Len Hochberg

Len Hochberg

Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years, covering the Washington Capitals. He co-authored a book on the history of hockey.

For the past month, Matt Kuchar had turned coming up short into a cottage industry. As much as he tried to dodge victory once again, he just couldn’t do it. Instead, Kuchar captured the RBC Heritage, ending a string of bloody Sundays for the affable Georgian.

Kuchar three-putted for bogey on No. 17 and then found the bunker with his approach on 18, only to sink that sand shot for birdie. That allowed him to escape with a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald, himself snake-bit over the years at Harbour Town.

Ranked sixth in the world coming into the week, Kuchar was on an impressive stretch of finishes: tied for fourth at the Valero Texas Open, then second at the Shell Houston Open followed by tied for fifth last week at the Masters. A nice run except Kuchar had led all three of those tournaments during the final round before fading in spectacular fashion.

He carded three bogeys in a four-hole stretch on the back

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