Kuchar takes his kids on the road for quite an education

From FOX Sports - November 14, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. (AP)Matt Kuchar has what amounts to a home game this week in the RSM Classic at Sea Island, which must be awfully boring for his two sons.

The last time Kuchar played, 10-year-old Cameron and 8-year-old Carson tagged along on the first part of the trip to Japan and spent a week riding bullet trains, going to a sumo wrestling match and touring a ninja training studio.

Those trips are more the norm than the exception.

Kuchar and his wife, Sybi, decided to home-school their two sons, and they have a teacher who goes with them when their travels take them to Hawaii or Japan and loads of places in between.

Its such an education traveling, Kuchar said. Somebody once told me, `Dont let school interfere with a childs education. And I certainly agree with it, especially at their age. Now the kids get the best of it. We travel. We have a teacher travel with us so they do proper academic studies. Theyre doing their work on the road and then going out and seeing things.

And it doesnt have to be all that exotic. Kuchar recalls the time he went to Turkey in 2012 for an exhibition. Cameron was turning 5 that week and he wasnt sure what he could do for a 5-year-olds birthday in Turkey.

Everyone got into bath robes in our room and we turned it into a Turkish bath party, Kuchar said. The thing he remembers the most is we had two security guards assigned to us. They were big guys. He thought that was cool to have two security guards.

Kuchar traveled to Japan the first year he won on the PGA Tour. He has played in China and Japan, Turkey and Hong Kong, Australia and Fiji, Germany and France. He says he got the travel bug from his mother.

If there was a chance to go somewhere, she wanted to take advantage, Kuchar said. I always had that side of me to get in as much as I can. If you get a chance to experience something different, lets go.

UPHILL BATTLE: So Yeon Ryu is facing tough odds of winning the $1 million Race to the CME Globe bonus, even though she is among the top five seeds who only has to win the CME Group Championship.

Ryu has been coping with an injured right shoulder since the last week of October in Malaysia, and it has limited her practice. She said it was at about 80 percent when she practiced Monday, and that made her excited.

But when I tried to practice this morning, I couldnt really hit the ball, so I only played four holes and just putted, she said. To be honest, my No. 1 goal is just my shoulder being 100 percent and then play tournament.

Ryu said the injury to the muscle is from overuse, and not related to any ligaments. She rested all of last week and limited herself to hitting no more than 50 balls in practice.

My expectation with my long game is not really high right now, she said. But the good news is this is my last tournament of the year, so I can have plenty of rest.

Well, its her last event in America. She still has another event that Inbee Park hosts next week between LPGA Tour players and Korean LPGA Tour players.

PGA IN PHILLY: The PGA Championship is returning to Aronimink in 2027 for the first time since Gary Player won his first Wanamaker Trophy in 1962.

The club outside Philadelphia also will host the KPMG Womens PGA Championship in 2020. That makes Aronimink becomes the first course to stage each of the PGA of Americas three rotating majorsthe PGA Championship, Senior PGA and Womens PGA.

Aronimink last hosted top players in 2010 and 2011 at the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods, when the course filled in for Congressional as it was preparing to host the 2011 U.S. Open. Justin Rose won at Aronimink in 2010, while Nick Watney won in 2011.


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