Things swing Kuchar’s way
ON the eve of his trip down under, Matt Kuchar has hit top form, sinking eight birdies in a second-round 64 to take a twostroke lead over fellow American Cameron Champ at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico.
Kuchar, who went into the day tied for the lead with compatriots Kramer Hickok and Dominic Bozzelli, carded a seven-under 64 at the El Camaleon after his bogey-free opening round.
The seven-time PGA Tour winner’s most impressive shot of the day came on the parfour 12th, where he sank a 5.8m putt to limit the damage
to a bogey — his only one of the day.
Kuchar, who will be one of the star attractions at the Australian Open in Sydney next week and the World Cup in Melbourne the week after, is out to end a PGA Tour victory drought years.
Champ was sensational in just his third career PGA Tour start, mixing eight birdies and an eagle with one bogey for a nine-under-par 62 that gave him the lead before Kuchar overtook him later in the day.
The tournament will go into the final two rounds with slightly less drawing power after three-time major champion Jordan Spieth failed to make the cut.
Australia’s Cameron Davis is at six-under and compatriot Matt Jones is four-under. of more than four