Kuchar gets Ryder Cup captain's seal of approval

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Matt Kuchar celebrates Sunday after holing his bunker shot to win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 2:37 p.m.

First, Bubba Watson. Now, Matt Kuchar.

Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson tweeted his seal of approval after Kuchar's amazing hole-out from the bunker to win last weekend's RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. 

And trying not to read too much into it, it sure seems like Kooch can go ahead and start packing for Gleneagles in September. He's third in the current USA Ryder Cup points.

The previous week, Watson congratulated Ryder Cup points leader Bubba Watson on his Masters victory with a similar tagline. Perhaps it's just a nice gesture, but one gets the feeling Watson's already penciling in his lineup card. 

Watson was in the field at Hilton Head and was paired with Jordan Spieth, allowing the captain some first-hand scouting of a rising star.

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