Kuchar, Woodland to team at World Cup


EDISON, N.J. – As the highest-ranked American player to accept a spot into this year’s World Cup, Matt Kuchar was allowed to choose his own partner for the event.

On Tuesday, he announced that partner would be Gary Woodland.

“I'm pretty excited to have a guy that plays as well as he does and hits it as far as he does as my partner,” Kuchar said. “I think there's a lot of upside to that. I think I can be the steady one that makes a lot of pars and watch him just make golf look pretty easy.”

The biennial event featuring two-man teams from 28 different nations will be contended Nov. 24-27 at Mission Hills Resort in China. Italy’s brotherly tandem of Edoardo and Francesco Molinari is the defending champion.