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Kevin Kisner wins the Wyndham Championship in a 6 man playoff.
In the season finale of the PGA Tour’s regular swing, like all good dramas this championship did not disappoint with an impressive finish.
At one stage of the final round there were 9 players tied for the lead but only Kevin Kisner, Adam Scott, Si Woo Kim, Roger Sloan, Kevin Na and Branden Grace advanced to the playoff.
This an important tournament for many players who were trying to jump up the world ranking points as they chased a spot in the Fed Ex Cup and more importantly for some to represent their country in the Ryder Cup.
The pressure was immense and it showed towards the end of the round. Russell Henley had led after the first three rounds missed the playoff by one stroke when he 3 putted his last hole.
Then on the first playoff hole, Scott had a 4 foot birdie for the win and the putt just slide down the left of the hole.
It took Kisner to hit it to 4 feet on the second playoff hole where he rolled it in for a birdie to break his 0 and 5 playoff off streak.
“That's a huge goal of mine every year to start the year and that means you had a heck of a year and it sets up the following year every time you make it,” Kisner said. “You can't win it if you're not there, so let's go keep moving up.
“I was actually a little more amped up early on than coming down the stretch,” Kisner said. “That's what's crazy about humans and pressure, you never know when you're going to be feeling it or how you're going to react.
“When I got off to a pretty good start, I was feeling great. Feeling some heat, which is what we love. … Then getting into the playoff and all that was going on, you didn't really have time to think about the pressure, you're watching golf, trying to figure out what was going on, all these guys had putts to make birdie there on 18.
“I knew that I had a pretty good shot at making my putt. It was one of those putts you dream about having, three and a half, four feet, right edge, just get it going, so I wasn't too consumed with the pressure on my putt.