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Kuchar On Island Time

Matt Kuchar (Hugh Gentry, Reuters)
Matt Kuchar’s streak of 30 consecutive cuts ended at the Northern Trust Open.
(Hugh Gentry, Reuters)

Matt Kuchar’s streak of having made 30 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour ended last week at the Northern Trust Open and he may have Hawaii to blame for it.

Kuchar’s cut streak was the longest on Tour (now it’s Adam Scott with 28 consecutive cuts) and it ended after he took approximately one month off for some down time with his family in Hawaii. Kuchar played the two Hawaii events then went quiet from a competitive standpoint.

“We stayed in Hawaii, basically just lived the Hawaiian life,” Kuchar said. “Did every activity possible, had a great time. It’s not something I regret at all.

“It’s something I look back on as one of my favorites places we’ve been, favorite trips we’ve taken. We had an amazing stay. One of the things I look back on (is), how many opportunities do you get to take a trip to such a memorable place? … It was fantastic.”

Kuchar said he arrived in Los Angeles underprepared, worked a new swing thought into his takeaway and struggled enough to miss the cut for the first time in more than a year.

“Time to start a new streak, I guess,” Kuchar, the defending WGC-Accenture Match Play champion, said.


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