‘This ain’t no hobby’ for Wyndham champion Kevin Kisner

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Kevin Kisner held his nerve to emerge victorious in a six-man playoff at the Wyndham Championsip on Sunday. Photo: Techly360.in
Kevin Kisner held his nerve to emerge victorious in a six-man playoff at the Wyndham Championsip on Sunday. Photo: Techly360.in

Kevin Kisner won the Wyndham Championship in a six-man playoff with a birdie on the second extra hole (No. 18).

He now has four PGA Tour wins: 2015 The RSM Classic, 2017 Charles Schwab Challenge, 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, 2021 Wyndham Championship.ย Sunday’s victory comes in his 255th career start at the age of 37 years, 6 months.

Kisner entered the week 0-5 in playoffs (2015 RBC Heritage, 2015 THE PLAYERS Championship, 2015 Greenbrier Classic, 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans/with partner Scott Brown, 2020 The RSM Classic).

He moved from No. 69 to No. 29 in the FedExCup standings, qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

 

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He has also qualified for the TOUR Championship in five of the last six seasons, with a career-best finish of No. 9 in the FedExCup standings in 2019.

Kisner has top-10 finishes in four of his last five starts at the Wyndham Championship (T8/2014, T10/2016, T42/2017, T3/2020, Won/2021) and has yet to miss a cut in seven starts.

Among the runners-up, Kevin Na was in search of his second victory of the season, with the first coming at the Sony Open in Hawaii. He moves to No. 24 in the FedExCup standings and has qualified for the TOUR Championship seven times in his career.

 

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Branden Grace stood T32 after two rounds before carding scores of 64-66 to advance to the playoff, including a 28-foot, 5-inch birdie putt at the 18th hole in the final round.

Grace, who won earlier this season at the Puerto Rico Open, moved to No. 42 in the FedExCup standings.

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2016 Wyndham Championship winner Si Woo Kim, one of three players in the playoff that won earlier this season (The American Express), carded a final-round 64 to get into the playoff; Kim fell to 0-3 in his career in playoffs.

Adam Scott missed a 4-foot, 3-inch birdie putt on the first extra hole that would have won the tournament. Scott now has two top-10s since winning The Genesis Invitational in 2020.

Roger Sloan entered the week No. 131 in the FedExCup standings and was one of three players to move into the top 125 (No. 92).

Russell Henley held the outright lead after each of the first three rounds before carding a 1-over 71 in the final round. He missed a 3-foot, 11-inch par putt at the 18th hole to advance to the playoff. He finished T7.

Players holding the outright lead after each of the first three rounds of a tournament this season are now 0-for-4 converting to victory (Sam Burns/The Genesis Invitational, Louis Oosthuizen/The Open Championship, Harris English/World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Henley/Wyndham Championship).

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