Matt Kuchar defends his name this week in Mexico after discovering the winner’s circle at the PGA TOUR for the primary time since 2014.
In an effort to contend once more on the Mayakoba Golfing Vintage, although, he’ll need to height a box that features a handful of different Presidents Cup contributors like Jason Day, Joaquin Niemann, Adam Hadwin, and Mexico’s personal Abraham Ancer.
FIELD NOTES: Rickie Fowler will make his 2019-20 season debut once you have married this autumn. Fowler completed T16 a 12 months in the past and used to be runner-up in 2017. He hasn’t performed since a T19 on the TOUR Championship… Abraham Ancer, who has two directly top-25 effects at Mayakoba, leads the Mexican contingent which contains Roberto Diaz, who gained a sponsor exemption… Early-season winners together with Joaquin Niemann, Sebastián Muñoz, Lanto Griffin, and Brendon Todd will probably be teeing it up in Mexico… Jason Dufner returns to motion for the primary time since enjoying the Houston Open… Just lately named captain’s alternatives for the Presidents Cup will probably be within the box, together with Hadwin (who completed T10 ultimate 12 months), Day, and Niemann… Danny Lee, who completed runner-up to Kuchar ultimate 12 months, will go back, taking a look to do one higher this 12 months.
FEDEXCUP: Winner receives 500 issues.
COURSE: El Camaleón GC, 6,987 yards, par 71. The structure is webhosting the PGA TOUR for the 13th time. It opened for play in 2004.
STORYLINES: With Matt Kuchar’s victory in 2018, 9 of the primary 12 champions at Mayakoba had been of their 30’s or older. Enjoy nonetheless issues in Mexico, in spite of many TOUR winners within the fall skewing more youthful… A U.S.-born participant has received all however one tournament at Mayakoba. The exception used to be Graeme McDowell in 2015… Rickie Fowler, who used to be now not selected to be a part of the U.S. Presidents Cup workforce, will make his season debut… Jason Day will tee it up once more after topping Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Hideki Matsuyama on the MGM Hotels The Problem: Japan Skins previous to the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP.
72-HOLE RECORD: 262, Matt Kuchar (2018)
18-HOLE RECORD: 61, Roland Thatcher (third spherical, 2008).
LAST TIME: Matt Kuchar held off a hard-charging Danny Lee to win through one shot. For Kuchar, it used to be his first victory at the PGA TOUR since 2014. He rolled his fall luck into every other win early in 2019 on the Sony Open. Kuchar’s 2-under-par 69 used to be sufficient to forestall Lee, who shot a 6-under 65 Sunday. A past due bogey on Sunday for Lee used to be in the end his undoing, as he couldn’t height Kuchar in spite of the 40-year-old making back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15. J.J. Spaun and Richy Werenski ended up T3 whilst Brice Garnett rounded out the highest 5.