Matt Kuchar held off the field Sunday, and won the 2019 Sony Open at Wai’alae Country Club in Hawaii. Kuchar shot a final-round 66 to finish at 22-under for the tournament. He dominated most of the weekend, finishing 4 strokes ahead of Andrew Putnam, after starting Sunday with a 2-stroke lead.
It was Kuchar’s 9th PGA Tour win, and 15th win as a professional, in his nearly 20 year career.
Sony Open History
Matt Kuchar’s total score of 258 this weekend is good enough for the 3rd best score in the tournament’s history. It also got him a nice pay-day at $1.2 Million for the win.
Justin Thomas holds the record with a score of 253 when he took home the trophy in 2017. Jimmy Walker won the event in 2015 with a total score of 257 and holds the second best score ever posted in the event.
What is in Matt Kuchar’s Bag for 2019?
Everyone always wants to know what’s in the winner’s bag these days. So here’s what Kuch is rolling with to start the 2019 season (Source: Golf Digest)
Kuchar’s Driver and Fairways
For the big stick Kuch rocks a Bridgestone Tour B JGR Driver (9.5 degrees) with a Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6S. He utilized two different hybrids. The first being a Bridgestone Tour B XD-H (18 degrees), and the second a Ping Anser (20 degrees).
A Titleist TS2 3-Wood (13.5 degrees) completes his arsenal for the tee box and long fairways shots.
Matt Kuchar’s Irons & Wedges 2019
With Bridgestone Golf being one of his biggest sponsors, it’s not too surprising he goes with the Bridgestone J15CB Irons (5-PW).
His wedges include a Bridgestone J40 Forged (52 degrees), a Cleveland RTX-4 (56 degrees), and a Cleveland RTX-3 (62 degrees).
Matt Kuchar’s Putter 2019
Lastly, Sunday’s champ hits the dance floor with his signature Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 Putter. He plays with the Bridgestone Tour B X Ball.
Sony Open Storylines
Matt Kuchar was the talk of the tour for sure after this week. He played the best golf we’ve seen from in in a while and got rewarded with a big win in the second PGA Tour event of the 2019. Best of luck it him this year, it is always fun to see Kuch win!
Leishman the Guy to Beat?
Big props to Marc Leishman as well. Leishman finished tied for 3rd at 17-under. Another excellent tournament after finishing tied for 4th last week at Kapalua. I expect that you will be seeing him near the top all year. He has been playing some great golf and we think he is due for a big win. A Major perhaps?
Lastly, Jordan Spieth’s first appearance in 2019 was a rough one. Very rough to say the least. He missed the cut for the second consecutive tournament dating back to 2018.
He says it’s a process and there were some positives. I understand that it’s a process and it doesn’t always click, but after getting our hopes up that 2019 was going to be the great comeback year for Jordan Spieth, were panicking already. Just kidding, its Jordan Spieth. He just needs to settle down and find his rhythm. He’ll be fine!
Also, just incase you forgot, Tiger is making his debut in a couple of weeks. Buckle up!