Winner’s Circle: Kevin Kisner Claims OT Victory at the Wyndham Championship

Kevin Kisner Wins 2021 Wyndham Championship
Kevin Kisner celebrates with caddie Duane Bock after his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the Wyndham Championship in sudden death on the second playoff hole at Sedgefield CC on Aug 15, 2021 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton via Getty Images)

On Sunday at the Wyndham Championship, Kevin Kisner shot a final-round 66 to join a six-player playoff, which incredibly did not include wire-to-wire leader Russell Henley who bogeyed the final hole to fall out of first place for the first time all week.

The playoff did include Kisner, Adam Scott (65), Branden Grace (66), Kevin Na (66), Si Woo Ki (64) and Roger Sloan (66).

On the first extra hole (the par-4 18th), Scott had a chance to clinch his second victory of the 2021 season with a four-foot birdie but missed to the left. All six players would eventually make par.

On the second trip down 18, Kisner hit a perfect approach to four-feet and drained the birdie putt to claim victory.

With the victory, Kisner earned $1,152,000, 500 FedExCup points, and 46 Official World Golf Ranking points.

He will move to No. 29 in the FedExCup standings and 35th on the money list.


Winner’s Circle: 2021 Wyndham Championship

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Kisner Pro-File

Kevin Kisner Wins 2021 Wyndham Championship
Kevin Kisner celebrates after his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the Wyndham Championship in sudden death on the second playoff hole at Sedgefield CC on Aug 15, 2021 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton via Getty Images)

Name: Kevin James Kisner
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 165 lb
Birthdate: Feb. 15, 1984 (age 37)
Native: Aiken, SC
Resides: Aiken, SC
College: U Georgia
Family: Married, 2 Children
Turned Pro: 2006
PGA Tour Rookie: 2014
Caddire
Best World Rank: 14 (1/17/16)
Equipment: Callaway


Leaderboard: Top 10

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Kevin Kisner -15 (-4)*
2. Roger Sloan -15 (-4)
2. Adam Scott -15 (-5)
2. Branden Grace 15 (-4)
2. Kevin Na -15 (-4)
2. Si Woo Kim -15 (-6)
7. Webb Simpson -14 (-4)
7. Kevin Streelman -14 (-4)
7. Russell Henley -14 (+1)
10. Nick Taylor -13 (-6)
10. Brendon Todd -13 (-5)
10. Adam Hadwin -13 (-4)
10. Justin Rose -13 (-3)
10. Rory Sabbatini -13 (-2)


Early Rounds in Greensboro

Russell Henley Leads Wyndham Championship Day 3
Russell Henley putts on the 18th green during the third round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 14, 2021 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton via Getty Images)
ROUND 1

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Russell Henley -8 (62)
2. Sung Kang -6 (64)
2. Ted Potter, Jr. -6 (64)
2. Michael Thompson -6 (64)
2. Chris Kirk -6 (64)
2. Hudson Swafford -6 (64)
2. Scott Piercy -6 (64)
2. Adam Hadwin -6 (64)
9. Kevin Kisner -5 (65)

ROUND 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Russell Henley -14 (-6)
2. Rory Sabatini -10 (-6)
2. Webb Simpson -10 (-5)
2. Scott Piercy -10 (-4)
13. Kevin Kisner -7 (-2)

ROUND 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Russell Henley -15 (-1)
2. Tyler McCumber -12 (-4)
3. Kevin Kisner -11 (-4)


Kisner’s Winning Numbers

Kevin Kisner Wins 2021 Wyndham Championship
Kevin Kisner poses with the trophy after winning a 6-way sudden-death playoff at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC on Aug 15, 2021 in Greensboro, NC. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 303.5 yards (137th)
Fairways: 62.50% (35/56) (T60)
Greens: 80.56% (58/72) (T8)
Putts/GIR: 1.776 (T54)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 0.791 (34th)
Approach the Green: 3.858 (12th)
Around the Green: 1.211 (26th)
Putting: 4.388 (8th)
Tee to Green: 5.863 (12th)
Total: 10.250 (T1)


Kisner’s 2021 Season

Starts: 24
Cuts Made: 21
Wins: 1 (Wyndham)
Additional Top 10: 3
Earnings: $2,932,702 (35th)
FedExCup Pts: 1,200 (29th)
World Rank Before/After: 52/33


Kisner’s Victories

PGA Tour: 4
2021 Wyndham Championship
2019 WGC-Dell Match Play
2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational
2015 RSM Classic


WITB: Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner looks over a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 27, 2021 in Cromwell, Conn. (Photo by Michael Reaves via Getty Images)

Kevin Kisner primarily plays a full Callaway bag (driver, woods, irons and putter) along with Titleist wedges and golf ball.

Driver: Callaway GBB (9.5˚)
3-Wood: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (15˚)
Hybrid: Callaway Apex Pro (18˚)
Driving Irons: Callaway Apex UT (21˚, 24˚),
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 2014 (5-9)
Gap: Titleist Vokey SM8 (46˚)
Sand: Callaway Jaws Forged (54˚)
Lob: Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60˚)
Putter: Odyssey Exo Seven
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Source: National Club Golfer


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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