Bridgestone player Matt Kuchar wins at Turning Stone
VERONA, N.Y. After playing two holes of a sudden-death playoff on Sunday evening before darkness set in, Matt Kuchar defeated Vaughn Taylor on the sixth hole (counting Sunday's two deadlocked holes) of a sudden-death playoff.
"It's hard to describe the feeling," said Kuchar, who missed the cut at Turning Stone two years ago. "They're so difficult to win. If you don't win, there's not a whole lot of rewards. The game beats you up."
Former amateur standout and Bridgestone Golf staffer Kuchar -- the 1997 U.S. Amateur champ -- picked up his second career PGA Tour win. His first came at the Honda Classic in 2002.
"There's something to be said about guys that win," Kuchar said as he hugged his young son Cameron and kissed his wife Sybi. "It's a feeling you don't experience very often. I got my first one rather easily."
Kuchar, who just missed the Tour Championship at East Lake (where he is a member) has easily maintained his status for 2010, and has stated that it is his goal of getting a spot in the 2010 Masters that has kept him competing in the Fall Series.
It is looking pretty good for the former Georgia Tech standout to return to Augusta National in 2010.
In his victory Kuchar had the following Bridgestone equipment in his bag:
· 2009 Bridgestone Golf TOUR B330-S Golf Ball
· Bridgestone J38 prototype driver (9.5 degree)
· Bridgestone Golf J33 AirMuscle #3
· Bridgestone Golf WC Design Wedges (54 and 60 degree)
· Bridgestone Tourstage Z101 irons (4-PW)
For more information on what the entire Bridgestone Golf TOUR Team has in
their bags, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.