Matt Kuchar kept his cool to win by 2 shots at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
The American, who teed off in the final round one shot behind leader Kevin Na, overcame an uncertain start and a nervy 3-putt on the 17th to fire a two-under par 70 and claim golf’s biggest prize – a cool $1.71m – with a winning total of 13-under 275.
Rickie Fowler was looking good until finding a bad lie on the front nine and carding a double bogey, followed by another bogey but fought back well and if he and Martin Laird could’ve holed 5 footers on the last hole it might have put Kuchar under a bit of pressure. But it wasn’t to be.
A well deserved victory for one of golf’s consistent players and a guy who is always smiling, which is great to see.
Luke Donald carded a final round 66 to finish on nine under and just failed to regain that ever changing No.1 spot from McIlroy.