Matt Kuchar is an American professional golfer who carries a number of titles in his name. The man has become one of the best in the sport, even though he is still very young.
He is definitely one of the most popular names in the game. Here you will find everything you need to know about Matt Kuchar.
Matt Kuchar Biography
He was born on June 21, 1978, as Matthew Gregory Kuchar in Winter Park, Florida. He was born the son of parents whose parents had made it from Ukraine to the United States during the 1917 Revolution.
His father Peter became a tennis pro and he rose to the number 1 doubles player in Florida. This prompted Matt to consider joining the sport as he grew up. But the moment he tried golf, he just fell in love with the sport. Coming from a very athletic family, he played soccer as a child and later basketball, but he always returned to golf.
For his education, the man attended Seminole High School in Sanford. From there he graduated in 1996 and moved to Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
As a golfer, he began to make a name for himself as an amateur in 1996, but he lost the US Amateur Championship to the man who would later make things difficult for the golf world: Tiger Woods. The following year, Matt Kuchar made his name known after winning the title.
In 2000, Kuchar made the leap into the professional league, although he wanted to end up as an amateur at some point. However, he decided to go further after working for a financial services company. He won his first PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic in 2002, but this did not mean that it was a smooth ride for him. The next title he won on the Tour was to come after 7 years when he won the Turning Stone Resort Championship in 2009.
From then on, the golfer experienced some better years. Over the course of his career, he has won 7 PGA Tour titles, 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 2010 Byron Nelson Award. During the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Matt Kuchar represented the United States and won the bronze medal.
Matt Kuchar Wife, Family
It is not known that the professional golfer has had many relationships in the past. He is married to Sybi Kuchar, who was formerly Sybi Parker. The two have been married since 2003 and met at the Georgia Institute of Technology when they were both studying there. However, they did not start dating until after graduation.
Sybi Kuchar was born and raised on the island of St. Simons, Georgia. During her studies, the woman who would later become Kuchar’s wife played college tennis. Although she did not make a career out of it like her husband, she taught a little of the sport after graduation.
Matt and Sybi Kuchar, who had been together since 2001, decided to get married on the tennis court in 2003. Their marriage was blessed with two children: Cameron Cole, born in 2007, and Carson Wright, born in 2009.
Their family now lives on St. Simon’s Island in Georgia. Sybi not only plays tennis but is also involved in charity work. 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.
In 2012, there was a time when Matt Kuchar rose to the top 10 highest paid golfers in the world when he ranked 9th with a $12.5 million salary. His current net worth is estimated at $20 to $25 million. The main sources of his wealth are the game he loves very much, golf, and the various sponsorship contracts he has received, including for brands like Grey Goose.
The renowned golfer has a house on St. Simon’s Island worth more than $2 million.
Height and Body Stats
Matt Kuchar is a man who is quite a good size. Here are his body statistics:
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st).