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Kevin Kisner wins six-way playoff for Wyndham Championship title

Aug 15, 2021; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Kevin Kisner hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 15, 2021; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Kevin Kisner hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Kisner emerged from a six-way playoff Sunday to claim his fourth PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

Kisner defeated Kevin Na, Branden Grace of South Africa, Si Woo Kim of South Korea, Adam Scott of Australia and Roger Sloan of Canada on the second playoff hole to win the tour’s regular season finale.

Playing the 505-yard, par-4 18th hole, Kisner landed his second shot four feet from the pin for an easy birdie, a score none of his other competitors could match.

It wasn’t the only time Kisner flashed with his approaches Sunday. To get to 15-under 265 and qualify for the playoff, he birdied Nos. 16 and 17, the latter thanks to a wedge shot he stuck inside 2 feet of the cup.

Kisner posted a final-round 66 with six birdies and two bogeys.

Already a lock to make the playoff field, Kisner moved up 40 spots in the FedEx Cup points standings to No. 29. The top 30 players get to play for the Cup in next month’s Tour Championship.

Kim sparkled with a 6-under 64 that featured a seven-foot eagle putt, four birdies and no bogeys. Na eagled the par-5 fifth hole to jump to 15 under and make the playoff.

Though they couldn’t quite wrap up a win, Scott and Sloan got off the FedEx Cup playoff bubble with their stellar performances in Greensboro. Scott entered the week No. 121 in the standings, just inside the top 125 who qualified for the first leg of the playoffs, and Sloan was at No. 131.

With the tie for second finish, Scott moved up to No. 82 in the standings and Sloan got himself in at No. 92.

Russell Henley, the solo leader after each of the first three rounds, missed the playoff by one stroke due to four bogeys on his back nine, including No. 18. He missed a 6-foot par putt there that would have kept him in the playoff.

At 14 under, Henley (71) tied with Webb Simpson (66) and Kevin Streelman (66) for seventh place.

Brendon Todd (66), Englishman Justin Rose (67), Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini (68) and Canadians Adam Hadwin (66) and Nick Taylor (64) tied for 10th at 13 under.

The low round of the day belonged to Chesson Hadley, whose 8-under 62 wasn’t nearly enough to get him in the playoff hunt. Hadley finished 12-under 268, part of a tie for 15th.

–Field Level Media