The withdrawal of world number 3 Jordan Spieth meant that Matt Kuchar gets the opportunity to play for his country in the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
All the top four golfers in the world have withdrawn from playing the Summer Olympics. The increase in the number of withdrawals by golfers is owing to the concerns about the Zika virus epidemic in Rio de Janeiro.
Matt Kuchar is happy that he has been chosen to play for his country in the Olympics and is not deterred by the Zika virus scar that has prevented many male golfers from taking part in the prestigious Summer Olympics. Kuchar always wanted to take part in the Olympics and his performance at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational helped him to move to the 15th ranking in the world. This laid the path for him to enter into the US Olympic squad contention. Only four golfers from the US would be able to compete for the team in Rio.
With the withdrawal of many top players, Kuchar’s dreams of competing in the Olympics are coming true. Kuchar is in top putting form and would be looking to hone his overall golfing skills before the big Olympic event. Matt Kuchar turned pro in 2000 and has a decent run in 2016 with top 3 finishes three times and 9 times he has been able to finish in the top 10 spots. He has also made an impressive 18 cuts in 2016.
Kuchar’s only vision about the Olympics is to have the gold medal slipped around his neck. Golf is making a comeback to the Olympics after 112 years of long absence. Kuchar feels that it is a big shame that none of the top players are participating in the Summer Olympics. He is really happy to be playing in Rio despite being included in the squad in the 11th hour.