SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The last time Matt Kuchar came to Texas, he missed the cut. Or as the mathematicians might say, he suffered a statistical anomaly.
Since 2010, Kuchar has played 182 events on the PGA TOUR and made the cut 167 times. That puts him at a conversion rate of 91.8 percent. Just two other players have a better percentage in that span – newly crowned Masters champ Sergio Garcia (93.2 percent) and Steve Stricker (92.7 percent).
It’s reached the point now that Kuchar doesn’t concern himself with making the cut – nor should he, considering he’s ranked among the world’s top 25 players for most of that time frame. He’ll enter this week’s Valero Texas Open worried more about Sunday afternoon than Friday night.
“Typically in my mind,” Kuchar said about making a cut, “I feel like it’s a given.”