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Kuchar comes to fore at Presidents Cup

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American Matt Kuchar, who will be one of the star attractions at the SMBC Singapore Open in January, rounded off the 2019 season with a flourish by sinking the putt that assured victory for the United States over the International team in the Presidents Cup.

A five-footer for birdie at Royal Melbourne’s 17th hole guaranteed him a halve against Louis Oosthuizen and gave the Americans the 15 1/2 points they needed to win the Cup.

Kuchar, ranked 24th in the world, had been three down at the turn against the South African but won five holes on the back nine to secure a critical half point for Tiger Woods’ team who went on to secure a 16-14 win.

The 41-year-old Kuchar is one of a trio of 2016 Olympic medallists who will tee it up in the SMBC Singapore Open at Sentosa Golf Club from January 16-19, 2020.

Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose of England, and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, who won the silver in Rio, will join bronze medallist Kuchar in the strong field that also includes the cream of the Asian and Japan Tours.

Kuchar is a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour and won the Money List in the States in 2010.

He has triumphed in some of the biggest tournaments in the game including the Players Championship in 2012 and the 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He has also finished in the top-10 at Majors on 12 occasions.

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