'Cancellation' led to Kuchar playing home event


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Matt Kuchar signed for his third-round 68 on Saturday at the McGladrey Classic and headed for the parking lot and a short ride to his house just across this coastal island.

It would be a much easier commute than what he initially had scheduled for this week. Kuchar originally planned to play in the inaugural America’s Golf Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this week but those plans unraveled.

“The event I was playing in was cancelled,” Kuchar said on Saturday at Sea Island Resort.

Actually, the America’s Golf Cup – a team event that includes Angel Cabrera – is being played at Pilar Golf Club but has been largely scaled-down to be a PGA Tour Latinoamérica event.

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Kuchar said he was informed by his manager, Mark Steinberg, that he wouldn’t be playing in the tournament, “pretty soon after Tiger (Woods who he was supposed to play the event with) announced he wasn’t going to play again until the World Challenge.”

Woods announced on Aug. 13 that his doctors had advised him to not play or practice in order to rehabilitate his ailing back and that his next start would be the Hero World Challenge Dec. 1-7.