Matt Kuchar says PGA Tour scheduling must change

It hasn’t even been a fortnight since American golfer Matt Kuchar played his final hole during the United States’ dismal Ryder Cup showing at the Gleneagles in Scotland and he is already preparing for yet another event on the US PGA Tour calendar and for him, it seems more like a continuation of the previous season than the start of the new season on the US PGA Tour.

Kuchar stated that it is just such a quick restart after the Ryder Cup and it doesn’t feel like he has had a break, adding that one week off is not necessarily a break.

The American has made at least 21 starts a season every season on the US PGA Tour since 2002 except in one. And as the PGA Tour kicks off a schedule that will see him play in three consecutive domestic events before the Tour heads into Asia, Kuchar feels that these three tournaments would have been better had it been fitted in somewhere else.

Matt Kuchar admitted that much of the scheduling of the US PGA Tour is made in a way in order to avoid a conflict of scheduling with the NFL season but he still feels that a tweak is necessary especially if the PGA wants the players to be fighting fit and playing the best golf.

The American mentioned that he knows the scheduling is done so that the FedEx Cup doesn’t clash with the NFL season but it already clashes with Week 3 or 4 of the season and hence, there is no reason if it is made to compete with Week 7 of football. Matt Kuchar went on to add that he views Week 7 as less interesting for NFL fans than the first two or three weeks due to the hype that is built around the start of the season.