Golf: Confident Kuchar eyes Hawaii crown, major breakthrough
HONOLULU (AFP) - Eighth-ranked Matt Kuchar tees off alongside two 2013 major winners when the US$5.6 million (S$7.1 million) Sony Open in Hawaii starts on Thursday and hopes to become a major champion himself in 2014.
The 35-year-old American will be joined by world number two Adam Scott, the reigning Masters champion from Australia, and 13th-ranked Jason Dufner, the 2013 PGA Championship winner, in the first two rounds at Waialae Country Club.
But Kuchar is coming off a year where he won twice for the first time in his career, taking the World Golf Championships Match Play title and the Memorial, and shared eighth at the Masters after his best major finish, a share of third, at Augusta National the year before.
"I feel like my game is at a point where I definitely can be a guy that can win a Major Championship," Kuchar said.