Flying with Bradley could mean good things for Kuchar


ATLANTA – Matt Kuchar is hoping the secret to winning the FedEx Cup is being ranked No. 5 entering the Tour Championship – and sharing a flight with Keegan Bradley.

“On the flight down to Atlanta from Chicago – we shared a flight – and Keegan was going over the list of FedEx Cup, where everyone stood,” Kuchar explained. “I was sure that I had been bumped down to No. 6. It looked like [Jim] Furyk and [Steve] Stricker were both passing me last week, bumping me from 4 down to No. 6.

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“I got on the flight, and they were discussing, I think, Dustin Johnson was last man in at 30. So I asked if I could see his phone and just take a look-see of where everybody had finished. I was shocked when I saw I was No. 5 and I only got bumped one spot. Keegan says, ‘Wow, that's quite strange.’ It was last year, same exact situation flying down with [Brandt] Snedeker that he thought he was going to be No. 6, and as the points all fell where they did, he ended up in fifth place and went on to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.

“So I'm hoping that somehow there's some sort of fate there with Keegan being the middleman amongst that.”