Matt Kuchar didn’t win The Masters, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.
The 38-year-old pro in his 11th Masters wasn’t anywhere close to the top of the leaderboard entering Sunday. But Augusta seems to have a way of radically changing the leaderboard in the blink of an eye.
On the 16th hole, Kuchar caught the ridge of the green perfectly and the ball rolled backwards toward the traditional Sunday Masters hole placement. Kuchar got a pivotal hole-in-one to put him at -5 on the tournament.
Kuchar started the final round six shots behind leaders Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia. After 16, Kuchar went three behind the leader at that time, Rose. Kuchar finished the tournament at -5, all but cementing a top 10 finish and maybe even a top five. Clearly, one of the biggest movers on the leaderboard this final day of the 2017 Masters.