There are only two conclusions to be drawn from this highlight of Matt Kuchar in the Fiji International on Thursday: Either it was really windy out there, or Kuchar has recently added wizardry to his skill set.
Let's assume it was the former. Playing in 40 mph winds , Kuchar missed a long par attempt at Natadola Bay Golf Course, then watched a gale blow his ball back some six feet toward him. He missed the ensuing bogey putt when his ball slid two feet past, but after waiting a permissible 10 seconds, the wind blew the ball into the hole. It was the rare break on a day when Kuchar shot 74 and no one in the field of 154 players broke par.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ball blown backwards two-feet into the hole,” Kuchar told reporters.