Matt Kuchar, Michelle Wie Win Popularity Contests

By Jon Ackerman
Monday April 21st, 2014 12:43 pm EDT

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With his spectacular bunker save Sunday, Matt Kuchar picked up his first win of the year, which comes after a month of close calls.

With her two-shot victory Saturday, Michelle Wie collected a winner's check and trophy for the first time since 2010, which comes after a runner-up finish at the season's first major.

These are two of the better players on their respective tours, and judging by the Twitter reaction after their wins, two of the more popular/respected players among their peers. Here are some of the fellow pros who chimed in to offer congrats to Kuchar and Wie:

Matt Kuchar

 
Michelle Wie

 
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