Matt Kuchar, Mr. Steady, simply plays great golf, which is why he is the Players 2012 Champion. He isn’t flashy. He doesn’t drive the ball the farthest. He doesn’t work the ball the most. He isn’t the best putter. He does everything very well. He doesn’t make big mistakes (forget the 17th on Saturday – in the water – that wasn’t typical). I love his game.
As an aside, I’m really liking the way that Rickie Fowler is striking the ball. His 7 iron from 200 yards out on the 18th was a thing of beauty.
One of the things that I don’t like about the television coverage of all of these tournaments is the fact that they really only try to the cover the leaders. There is some great golf that we miss by focusing on only those at the top. David Toms and Bob Estes absolutely smoked TPC Sawgrass. They each shot -7 for the round. They were on fire, but because they started their run too far back they were never really covered.
Congratulations to the 2012 Players Champion – Matt Kuchar.