Kuchar is making his professional debut at this week's Holden Australian Open in Melbourne. Through two rounds, the 22-year-old Georgia Tech product is six shots off the lead at even par. Kuchar opened in 69, but posted seven bogeys en route to a second-round 75.
Kuchar, who has no official playing status, hopes to play in a number of 2001 PGA Tour events via sponsor's invitations. He has already been invited to play in the SONY Open in Hawaii in January.