Kuchar clings on to set up remarkable Westwood double

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Matt Kuchar survived a late wobble at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to win his first PGA Tour title since 2014

What happened at the Mayakoba Golf Classic?

Matt Kuchar looked like he was cruising to the title through 13 holes on Sunday. At 4-under for the day and 24-under overall, only Danny Lee posed a threat to the 40-year-old.

Playing ahead of Kuchar, Lee had posted a final-round 65 and was in the clubhouse at 21-under. Back-to-back bogeys at 14 and 15 made it a nervy final three holes for Kuchar, and at both 17 and 18 he left himself testing par putts, but he held his cool on both to end at 22-under – a tournament record – and clinch his first title for more than four years and eighth overall. It his also his 99th top-10 finish on the PGA Tour.

Headline names Rickie Fowler and Tony Finau both finished eight back of Kuchar, while Jordan Spieth’s poor year continued with a missed cut.

Full Mayakoba Classic leaderboard

Talking Point

April 20, 2014.

That was the last time Matt Kuchar won on the PGA Tour, when he lifted the RBC Heritage title.

It was also the very same day Lee Westwood was last successful.

Before Sunday, of course.

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