There is a sock inside the backpack Matt Kuchar carries with him everywhere he goes.
Just a normal sock, nothing special about it.
Except what’s inside.
That’s where Kuchar keeps the bronze medal he won in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
It’s not on display in a trophy case back home in Sea Island, Ga. It’s not hanging on a wall with an accent light aimed its way. It’s just in a sock in a backpack.
“It's easy to travel with. Fun to show off,” Kuchar said recently, flashing his familiar grin.
“I probably haven’t brought it out other than in airport screenings I always take it out. They see this big medal blob and always take it out. I always bring it out and it’s in a sock, and … even though I’ve put the sock out open in a bin, the screener always grabs a hold of it, pulls it out, and eyes kind of bug out.”
The whole idea of keeping his Olympic medal in his backpack is, well, so Kuchar.
Matt Kuchar captured the Singapore Open trophy on January 19. Photo: Roslan Rahman, AFP via Getty Images
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