Matt Kuchar To Represent Team USA As Captain’s Pick At Hazeltine National Golf Club
(Tinley Park, IL) – Captain Davis Love III announced that Bettinardi brand advocate Matt Kuchar will join the 2016 USA Ryder Cup team as a captain’s pick. Kuchar, who was a bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, also most recently finished in the top five at the BMW championship for his tenth top 10 finish of 2016. Matt Kuchar will be making his fourth Ryder Cup appearance, and first using his Bettinardi arm lock putter.
For the year, Matt Kuchar ranks sixteenth for overall putting average, fourteenth for total putting and seventh for scoring average on tour. He currently is the seventeenth ranked player in the world and eighteenth in FedEx Cup season points.
“We are thrilled that Matt can represent his country and join Team USA for the fourth time in his career at the Ryder Cup” said Bob Bettinardi, President of Bettinardi Golf. “He is a great ambassador for Bettinardi Golf with his stellar and consistent putting, and his performance in the Olympics demonstrates his ability to perform with the added pressure of playing for Team USA.”
About Bettinardi Golf: With years of experience milling highly technical parts for the defense and medical industries, Robert Bettinardi began his engineering passion for crafting the world’s finest putters in 1991. After creating his own prototypes. Bettinardi designed and produced putters for the next seven years alongside some of the industry’s best and was in demand by golf’s top OEMs.
Bettinardi Golf was born in 1998 and the company’s first milestone arrived that next year when a prominent PGA Tour professional set a tournament record at the Greater Greensboro Open. The seasons that followed would find Bettinardi putters used for numerous professional victories around the world, including a US Open and PGA Championship.
Today, Bettinardi Golf – comprising of more than 80 employees – remains committed to designing, crafting, and fitting One-Piece putters, wedges and accessories for players around the world.
The Bettinardi PGA Tour Staff includes Matt Kuchar, Darren Clarke, and Jim Herman.