Kevin Kisner drained a lengthy putt on the 16th hole to close out Matt Kuchar 3 & 2 and claim victory at the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship.
After defeating Francesco Molinari in the semi-finals, Kisner quickly went 1-up after the first hole at Austin Country Club.
Kuchar, who edged Lucas Bjerregaard to get a spot in the finals, squared things up with a birdie on No. 5, but after taking hole Nos. 6 and 7, Kisner never looked back, en route to his third career PGA Tour title, and first WGC trophy.
With the win, Kisner earned $1,745,000, 550 FedExCup points, and 76 Official World Golf Ranking points – by far the biggest haul of his career.
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 165 lb
Birthdate: Feb. 15, 1984 (age 35)
Native: Aiken, South Carolina
Resides: Aiken, South Carolina
College: U Georgia
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Kevin Kisner BEAT Matt Kuchar 3 & 2
Francesco Molinari BEAT Lucas Bjerregaard 4 & 2
1. Kevin Kisner – $1,745,000
2. Matt Kuchar – $1,095,000
3. Francesco Molinari – $712,000
4. Lucas Bjerregaard – $574,000
KISNER: MATCH BY MATCH
1: LOST Ian Poulter 2-up*
2: BEAT Tony Finau 2-up *
3: BEAT Keith Mitchell 2 & 1*
4: BEAT Haotong Li 6 & 5
5: BEAT Louis Oosthuizen 2 & 1
6: BEAT Francesco Molinari 1-up
7: BEAT Matt Kuchar 3 & 2 (Final)
* Kisner (2-1-0) beat Poulter (2-1-0) on the third sudden-death hole to advance out of group play.
KISNER’S 2019 PGA TOUR SEASON
Cuts Made: 10
Wins: 1 (WGC-Dell Match Play)
Additional Top 10s: 1
Money: $2,403,340 (12th)
Points: 838 (12th)
World Rank Before/After: 50th/25th
PGA Tour: 3
2019 WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational
2015 The RSM Classic
KISNER’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS[Placeholder] Credit: PGA TOUR Media
With his win, Kisner earned $1,745,000 and 550 points to move to No. 12 on both the money list and FedExCup standings.
THE TROPHY PHOTO
Kisner received 74 OWGR points, and will move from No. 50 to No. 25 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.
Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media