30 Aug 2010

Kuchar holds off Laird to win Barclays title

6:19 pm on 30 August 2010

The American Matt Kuchar won a playoff against Britain's Martin Laird at the first hole to capture the Barclays title in the opening leg of the FedEx Cup golf playoffs.

Kuchar punched his approach out of the left rough at the par-four 18th to within three feet and sank the putt for birdie.

Laird opened the door for his rival when he bogeyed the final hole of regulation after missing a seven-footer for par.

Kuchar who claimed his third U.S. Tour win, and Laird finished their rounds on 12-under.