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Sunday
Apr202014

Video: Kuchar's RBC Heritage Winning Bunker Shot

After contending multiple times over a recent run, Matt Kuchar finally picked up his first win of 2014 by holing a bunker shot at Harbour Town's 18th. (Unbylined AP game story here.)

The shot came just moments after three-putting the 17th and just before an awkward exchange with Nick Faldo in the booth following the round. (Golf Central Daily sums up that encounter. Here is the one little oddity in the Faldo-Kuchar history, though there isn't much there. There.)

The shot and exuberance from Kuchar:

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Reader Comments (16)

I've heard enough from Faldo... Time it turn that spot over to someone new... I've always liked Feherty at Masters when he's on a hole instead of on the course. Is he ready for 18 tower? Brandel?
04.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Nick's a d*ck, apparently.

For the love of all that is holy in this world, please, please somebody stuff a sock in Gary McCord's mouth. He really, really doesn't have to talk every second of the broadcast when they throw it to him. He is totally unwatchable as an analyst. Here is a hint, Gary - less is more.
04.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
Don't know the facts, wasn't there, can't comment on the context, but Nick is a Dick, and Kuch is Kool. Where is Nick the Dick coming from? I don't get it, but again, I'm not on the inside. I did have lunch with Kuch a few years ago, however, and I'd be surprised if Nick would have been more enjoyable company.
04.20.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPasaplayer
Great bunker shot by Kuchar. Or was it a chip shot. The doofus AP had covering the tournament doesn't know the difference between a chip and a bunker shot.

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/matt-kuchar-edges-luke-donald-win-rbc-heritage
04.21.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBill
Good thing it went in. Kuchar would've three-jacked his way to a loss.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
can't positively keep anyone from CBS
04.21.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBill V
Ryder Cup needle.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNouveau
I watched it live and didn't notice anything obnoxious being uttered by Sir Nick. And I still don't, having watched the clip. The only questionable comment referred to something Faldo SAI before the shot to the effect that it was "easy" for a pro. Well, it was an easy bunker shot for a pro. Not easy to make, as Faldo noted, but a simple plop and run. Lost in the discussion is how luck the was that it went in, because it would've run at least ten feet if missed. Goof shot by a good guy who seems to choke with the flat stick in critical moments, like the previous hole.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Tlavin you don't think mouthing "we don't believe you" was an ass move?
04.21.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSari
I'll listen again.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Still didn't hear it. BTW I had iphoneitis above in several places. Meant to type good shot not goof among others.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
"For the love of all that is holy in this world, please, please somebody stuff a sock in Gary McCord's mouth. He really, really doesn't have to talk every second of the broadcast when they throw it to him. He is totally unwatchable as an analyst. Here is a hint, Gary - less is more."

+10 Rick

...excerpt from an interview with Peter Allis
What did Longhurst teach you about broadcasting?
Let the golf tell the story. There's a story about someone making a big putt — it might have been Nicklaus at the Masters — and Henry said nothing for five seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds. [CBS golf producer Frank] Chirkinian is waiting for him to talk. "Henry? Henry?" Finally, Henry simply says, "Well, well, well..." And that was it! Perfect. Unless you can add something, say nothing.

McCord adds nothing
Problem with the Touchpad....am completing my post....McCord adds nothing and in fact takes away from the Golf...does he think he is witty or cute....doesn't CBS see what a dufus he really is...his humor is infantile at best
What I Might Have Said Had I Been In Kuchar's Shoes: "I dunno, Nick, is that how you handled it back when everybody called you Fold-o?" Of course, that might be one of the reasons I would never be in Kuchar's shoes.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered Commenterringer
Time for McCord to retire to his All Star golf course in the middle of the Arizona desert. The Letterman of CBS golf...old and busted for 10 years.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
Not a huge Faldo fan by any means, but it appeared to me that he was attempting to add some humor to the post-round interview, certainly not an attempt to upstage Kuchar. I recall the incident and it happened while Kuchar was explaining that while he wasn't pleased with the 3-jack from 4 feet on the 17th, he didn't dwell on it and moved on to the next hole. Which precipitated the "don't believe it" (or whatever Nick jokingly mouthed) right after he said it.

I didn't detect anything remotely untoward there. Just a bit of good ol ribbing between a player and an analyst, nothing more.
04.21.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA

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