Going into this week, Matt Kuchar is the No.5 golfer in the world and currently sits fourth in the Fed Ex Point Standings.
Kuchar, along with four other former Yellow Jacket golfers, will be going into the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs that start Thursday at The Barclays which will be played at Ridgewood Golf Club in Paramus, N.J.
The 2010 Barclays Champion is coming off of sitting out the PGA Championship two weeks ago after hurting himself while trying to find a Slip ‘n Slide for his kids.
Kuchar gave an account of the Slip ‘N Slide situation to golfchannel.com :
“We were having a party at the house – a bunch of people over, a bunch of kids over. I was in charge of hooking up the Slip ‘N Slide for the kids. Walked around, all of Target, all of Wal-Mart, couldn’t find one. Sat in the car for about an hour fighting traffic and when I got back, I thought, ‘Boy, my back doesn’t feel very good right now.’”
He has since healed and is ready to go for The Barclays. According to LVH Superbook’s odds, Kuchar has the second best odds of winning the Fed Ex Cup at 10-1. Rory McElroy is the favorite at 5-2 with Adam Scott sitting behind Kuchar at 15-1.
The other Yellow Jackets that have made the Fed Ex Cup Playoff field are 61st ranked golfer Cameron Tringale, Chesson Hadley who ranks in at 72nd, 109th ranked golfer Stewart Cink, and 122nd golfer in the world Bryce Molder.
The Top 100 golfers in the points standings after The Barclays will move on to play the Deutsche Bank BMW Championship in Boston.
Kuchar was raking in the dough this season earing $4.129 million this season on tour. All together, Yellow Jacket alums have accumulated more than $10 million on tour for the 2013-14 season.
The following are the tee times for the five Georgia Tech alumni participants care of Ramblinwreck.com:
7:31 a.m. (10th tee) – Chesson Hadley with Scott Langley (USA) and Pat Perez (USA)
7:42 a.m. (1st tee) – Cameron Tringale with Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) and Hunter Mahan (USA)
8:48 a.m. (1st tee) – Stewart Cink with Andres Romero (Argentina) and Troy Merritt (USA)
8:59 a.m. (10th tee) – Bryce Molder with James Hahn (USA) and Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa)
1:06 p.m. (1st tee) – Matt Kuchar with Jim Furyk (USA) and Sergio Garcia (Spain)
The following are the odds on the Yellow Jackets golfer to win The Barclays care of sportsbook.ag:
Matt Kuchar – +3000 or 30-1
Cameron Tringale – +25000 or 250-1
Stewart Cink – +25,000 or 250-1
Chesson Hadley - N/A
Bryce Molder – N/A