After losing out in the final to Bubba Watson 12 months ago, Kevin Kisner took down Matt Kuchar to win the WGC Match Play at Austin Country Club.
Kisner closed out Matt Kuchar, 3 and 2, with a 28-foot birdie putt on the 16th green to secure the biggest victory of his professional career.
The win marks Kisner's third on the PGA Tour following wins at the 2015 RSM Classic and 2017 Colonial.
“I was thinking out there it might be the hardest one, just because you have the physical aspect more than any other week,” Kisner said. “It was grueling, definitely with the winds, the temperature today.
“Overall, it was a long week, but I prevailed and [I’m a] world golf champion.”
Kisner defeated Ian Poulter in a playoff on Friday afternoon before beating Haotong Li, Louis Oosthuizen and Francesco Molinari on his way to the final.
The win was redemption on the WGC Match Play for Kisner following his 7&6 defeat to Watson last year.
IN THE BAG: KEVIN KISNER
Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (Aldila NV 2KKV 65 TX), 9 degrees
3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, 13.5 degrees
5-wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero, 18 degrees
Irons (3-4): Callaway Apex UT; (5-9): Callaway Apex Pro; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM7
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52, 58 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #7
Ball: Titleist Pro V1