You Oughta Know: Kuchar seeks personal best


Here is everything You Oughta Know entering the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational:

• Despite five career PGA Tour victories, 54-hole leader Matt Kuchar has never before claimed multiple titles in a single season. That could change on Sunday, as he’ll be looking to add to his WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship from February.

• Kuchar is also trying to join Tiger Woods as the only multiple PGA Tour winners this season. Woods has four wins, while 17 others have one apiece.

• With a victory, Kuchar would jump from fifth to second in the current FedEx Cup standings. He would pass Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Streelman and Billy Horschel. He would also move past Snedeker into the second position on the money list.

• Currently T-2, Matt Every has played near-flawless golf this week, save for one five-hole stretch during Friday’s second round. After starting on No. 10, he played holes 1-5 in 4 over with bogey-birdie-triple-par-bogey. In his other 49 holes this week, he’s dropped a shot only once.

• Also in a share of second, Chris Stroud has played extremely consistent golf so far this week. In his opening round, he had four birdies and a bogey; in his second round, he had five birdies and a bogey; and in his third round, he had four birdies and a bogey once again.

• Another man tied for second, Boo Weekley, has shown a penchant for making birdies in bunches throughout his career. That’s certainly the case so far this week, as he leads the field with 18 birdies through three rounds, averaging an eye-popping six per round.

• The fourth and final man tied for second is Graham DeLaet, who birdied the final hole on Saturday afternoon after posting bogeys on three of his previous five. His highest career finish was a T-3 at the 2010 Shell Houston Open.

• Zach Johnson is seeking his third Crowne Plaza title in four years and second in a row. Only one player in tournament history has ever repeated, as Ben Hogan pulled off the feat in the first two years of 1946-47, then again in 1952-53.

• Three players in the top 10 are Texas residents. Chris Stroud was born in Nederland and lives in Groves; Martin Flores was born in Fort Worth and lives in Dallas; and John Rollins lives in Colleyville.