Kuchar, the 1997 U.S. Amateur champion at Cog Hill, had impressed fans with his teenage poise during a 21st-place finish at the Masters, then truly wowed them at Olympic. Kuchar, who had just finished his sophomore year at Georgia Tech, was tied for fourth after 36 holes and played in the penultimate group on Saturday. Even as he navigated the most grueling test in the game that week, he smiled relentlessly, prompting some to jokingly question his sanity.
CBS Sports: Kuchar's journey from teen star at Olympic in 1998 to favorite in 2012 is epic