Matt Kuchar couldn’t overcome the bookend 71’s or the Aussies at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf but carried himself to a fourth place finish at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne. He carried the Red, White, and Blue to a second place finish in the team competition. His teammate Kevin Streelman finished in a tie for eighth place.
Kuchar played well in the second and third rounds, but even par on Sunday was not enough to catch the leaders. Streelman was only able to manage 74’s in the final two rounds, and was very little help in the team competition.
The real dogfight down-under this week was between Jason Day, Thomas Bjorn, and Adam Scott. The Masters Champ was trying very hard to make it three in a row on his home soil, but it was Jason Day with his first victory in over three years who won the individual competition. Thomas Bjorn, from Denmark finished a close second, two strokes back, and Scott finished alone in third place.
Jason Day made two bogeys in his first five holes, and a double at the 10th hole, but was able to hang on down the stretch. Bjorn couldn’t get anything going on Sunday to put the pressure on the youngster who hadn’t won since the 2012 Byron Nelson.
Adam Scott, with an eagle two at the first hole put the most pressure on the winner, carding a final round 66, but could never overcome the nine he made at the 12th hole on Thursday, and the 75 he put on the scorecard.
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