Kuchar sinks eight birdies to take the lead in Mexico

Paola Ditto
Novembre 11, 2018

The 40-year-old Kuchar overcame one hiccup and posted a second straight 7-under-par 64 to take a two-stroke lead over rookie Cameron Champ midway through the Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club http://www.mayakobagolf.com in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. "So to be able to bring the family to enjoy some vacation time, it's a bit of a working vacation", said Kuchar, who will be one of the star attractions at the Australian Open in Sydney next week and the World Cup in Melbourne the week after. "But I had a good time at the office today as well".

When Zach Johnson's caddie had to tap out of a round due to dehydration, his playing partner Matt Kuchar had quite the suggestion for a replacement. Kuchar himself had a local caddie on his bag, after his regular caddie had made other plans before Kuchar decided at the last minute to enter the tournament. Bozzelli, 27, and Hickok, 26, also had seven birdies apiece.

"I knew Sybi was in the crowd, I knew she had caddied for me before and was friendly with Zach Johnson, and figured she would be good to handle it, and Zach would go easy on her".

Hickock, a buddy of three-time major victor Jordan Spieth, is playing in just his eighth PGA Tour event and his fourth this season after spending past year on the developmental Web.com tour, where he won the DAP Championship and had five other top-10 finishes. "I've seen the success I've had on each level and knowing I've had the success, making the step up to the next level, I think it's going to help me this year". He then staved off potential disaster on the 12th hole when he hit his tee shot into the trees, but he knocked home a 35-foot putt to salvage bogey. Gary Woodland shot 2-over 73 in Round 2 but still made the cut on the number, extending his Tour-best cuts made streak to 15. American Rickie Fowler headlined another big group on 66.

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