Kuchar goes up by 2 at PGA Tour event in Mexico
Matt Kuchar had a 7-under 64 with a fortunate bogey on his card to build a two-shot lead over big-hitting rookie Cameron Champ on Friday in Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Kuchar surged in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with five straight birdies on the front nine. He was leading by one when his tee shot sailed well to right under bushes near a bed of rocks. He took a drop, chipped out and escaped when he holed a 35-foot putt.
Champ played early and had a 62 with a bogey on his final hole. Kuchar was at 14-under 128. Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his final event of the year