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Kuchar gets set for Open in Bermuda

American golf star Matt Kuchar has been warming up for the US Open in Bermuda . . . deciding the weather here is much better than in Pennsylvania.

Torrential rain has drenched the Merion Club in Ardmore where the second major of the year begins this morning, and many of the golfers have seen their practice rounds curtailed.

Kuchar, ranked fourth in the world and considered one of the favourites for the Open, made the short hop over to the Island where he continued his preparation at the Mid Ocean Club.

Kuchar played two rounds on the Tucker’s Town course, joined by two top Bermudians Jarred Dillas and Daniel Augustus, who won last week’s Bermuda Professional Golf Association Championships by ten shots.

Accompanied by his wife and two children, Kuchar stayed at the Tucker’s Point Resort and also found time to go boating with his family on Monday evening.

This morning Kuchar tees off at 8.22 with Englishman Justin Rose and fellow American Brandt Snedeker.

The 6 feet, four inch Kuchar, who lives in Georgia, is second on the FedEx points listing, headed only by Tiger Woods. He’s won twice on the PGA Tour already this year and collected more than four million dollars in earnings.

Tourism Minister Shaun Crockwell said yesterday: “We have always boasted having world class golf courses spread across our Island and this is further evidence that the world’s best golfers agree.

“I would like to wish Matt all the best in the US Open and if he is successful, we may see him here for the Grand Slam of Golf to be played at the Port Royal Golf Course in October.”

Matt Kuchar: Practised at Mid Ocean Club earlier this week ahead of the US Open which begins today.

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Published June 13, 2013 at 2:21 pm (Updated June 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm)

Kuchar gets set for Open in Bermuda

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