Kevin Kisner wins 6-MAN PLAYOFF to take Wyndham Championship title

Kevin Kisner has secured the fourth PGA Tour win of his career after overcoming a host of talented opponents in a six-man playoff in North Carolina.

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Sun, 15 Aug 2021
Kevin Kisner wins 6-MAN PLAYOFF to take Wyndham Championship title

Kevin Kisner came out on top in a record-equalling six-man playoff to win the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina, securing the fourth win of his PGA Tour career.

Before the final round at Sedgefield Country Club, Kisner had lost all five of his previous playoff appearances on tour, but a birdie at the second playoff hole was enough to see off the rest of his opponents.

The 37-year-old was four shots behind leader Russell Henley at the beginning of the day on 11-under-par and the experienced American started with four birdies in his first six holes. 

Kisner made crucial birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to post 15-under-par, but he was met by a competitive pack of players including Kevin Na, who made a crucial eagle at the 15th hole.

Canadian Roger Sloan also made back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to join Kisner and Na on 15-under-par, while South African Branden Grace holed a fantastic long-range birdie putt on his 72nd hole to join the playoff.

2013 Masters champion Adam Scott and Si-Woo Kim shot superb scores of 65 and 64 to complete the exciting six-man line-up, as overnight leader Henley missed a four-foot putt on the final hole to miss out on the extra-hole action.

It was Scott who had a golden opportunity on the first playoff hole, which was played on the par-4 18th hole. But the Australian missed a four-footer of his own and missed out on his 15th PGA Tour title.

Kisner stepped up to the plate on the second playoff hole, again played on the 18th, as he arrowed his approach close to the hole and his birdie was enough to complete his first victory since the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.