Wyndham Championship R4

Kevin Kisner wins six-man playoff

Wyndham Championship 2021 R4
August 12-15
Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
$6,400,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Kevin Kisner emerged victorious on Sunday with a birdie on the second extra hole at the Wyndham Championship. This was the fourth win on the PGA Tour for the American and his first since the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in 2019.


Wyndham Championship 2021 R4

“Every time you win out here, it’s hard, and you never know when it’s going to happen again so you’ve got to cherish every time. This year’s been somewhat of a struggle for me, I kind of started the year with a playoff loss and struggled through the spring and started to find some form here late in the summer and rounding into form going into the Playoffs.

“So to cap off the season with a win and head to the FedExCup Playoffs, moving up the list and having a chance to win the FedExCup championship is just an awesome week.”


Wyndham Championship 2021 R4

He moves to 29th in the FedExCup standings and will play in the first Playoff event at The Northern Trust for the eighth straight year.

“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,” said Kisner. “You can’t win it if you’re not there, so let’s go keep moving up.

The six-man playoff was only the third in PGA Tour history and the first since 2001 when Robert Allenby won the Nissan Open at Riviera Golf Club.


Wyndham Championship 2021 R4

Kisner started the day four shots behind the lead and fired six birdies and two bogeys for a 66 to reach 15-under, joining the playoff against compatriot Kevin Na (66), South Africa’s Branden Grace (66), South Korea’s Si Woo Kim (64), Australian Adam Scott (65) and Canadian Roger Sloan (66).

Kisner had previously lost all five of the playoffs he participated in.

“I was actually a little more amped up early on than coming down the stretch. 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.

“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.

“My first playoff win. To be standing here is pretty sweet.”


Wyndham Championship 2021 R4

Overnight leader Russell Henley shot four birdies and five bogeys to close with a 71 at 14-under and finished tied for seventh place alongside Webb Simpson and Kevin Streelman who both shot 66s.

“I knew I had to shoot under par today, so just disappointed,” said Henley. “It stings pretty bad.”

Justin Rose, playing in Greensboro for the first time, had putts of 10, 14, 9 and 5 feet on the final four holes that could have secured him a place in the FedEx Cup Playoffs but he closed with a 67 to finish T10 at 13-under and will miss out for the first time in the FedExCup era.

“Obviously it was in my hands up 18,” said Rose. “I didn’t do a very good job of that.”

Chesson Hadley made his first ever hole-in-one the par-3 16th and signed for a 62 to finish T15 at 12-under and make the Playoffs, securing full playing privileges for next season.


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Wyndham Championship 2021 R4

“It’s unbelievable how every year it comes down to one shot,” said Hadley. I did all I could do. That I can be comfortable with. I can sleep good tonight.”

“This game is so hard. People have no clue. I feel like I don’t have a clue how hard the NBA is. But people have no idea how hard it is to do what we do. The travel, everything because you can be doing all the right things, and I guess that’s life, you don’t get rewarded for it.

“Golf is the perfect representation of life. It’s been frustrating, and then you have days like today and it’s amazing.”

Wyndham Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Kevin Kisner
-15
65
68
66
66
265
T2
Branden Grace
-15
66
69
64
66
265
T2
Si Woo Kim
-15
66
68
67
64
265
T2
Kevin Na
-15
68
64
67
66
265
T2
Adam Scott
-15
66
70
64
65
265
T2
Roger Sloan
-15
71
64
64
66
265
T7
Russell Henley
-14
62
64
69
71
266
T7
Webb Simpson
-14
65
65
70
66
266
T7
Kevin Streelman
-14
66
66
68
66
266
T10
Adam Hadwin
-13
64
71
66
66
267
T10
Justin Rose
-13
66
65
69
67
267
T10
Rory Sabbatini
-13
66
64
69
68
267
T10
Nick Taylor
-13
65
71
67
64
267
T10
Brendon Todd
-13
69
67
65
66
267
T15
Chesson Hadley *
-12
68
69
69
62
268
T15
Harry Higgs
-12
70
67
65
66
268
T15
Sung Kang
-12
64
69
68
67
268
T15
Denny McCarthy
-12
65
69
69
65
268
T15
Tyler McCumber
-12
65
67
66
70
268
T15
Scott Piercy
-12
64
66
69
69
268
T15
Sepp Straka
-12
66
71
67
64
268
T15
Brian Stuard
-12
65
66
72
65
268
T15
Jhonattan Vegas *
-12
65
68
72
63
268
T24
Jason Dufner *
-11
71
65
70
63
269
T24
Sungjae Im
-11
66
68
67
68
269
T24
Russell Knox *
-11
74
63
68
64
269
T24
K.H. Lee
-11
67
68
67
67
269
T24
Ben Taylor
-11
68
68
65
68
269
T29
Chris Kirk
-10
64
69
69
68
270
T29
Matt Kuchar
-10
66
67
71
66
270
T29
Sebastián Muñoz
-10
66
67
68
69
270
T29
C.T. Pan
-10
68
69
66
67
270
T29
Alex Smalley
-10
68
64
72
66
270
T29
Will Zalatoris
-10
68
68
65
69
270
T35
Byeong Hun An
-9
69
66
68
68
271
T35
Sam Ryder *
-9
68
65
72
66
271
T37
Kiradech Aphibarnrat *
-8
66
68
71
67
272
T37
John Augenstein
-8
68
65
69
70
272
T37
Austin Eckroat *
-8
68
69
70
65
272
T37
Mackenzie Hughes
-8
70
63
70
69
272
T37
David Lingmerth *
-8
68
67
70
67
272
T37
Cameron Percy
-8
67
67
68
70
272
T37
Hudson Swafford
-8
64
69
67
72
272
T37
Richy Werenski *
-8
67
70
70
65
272
T37
Erik van Rooyen *
-8
65
69
73
65
272
T46
Anirban Lahiri
-7
67
69
67
70
273
T46
Kevin Tway *
-7
66
71
68
68
273
T46
Camilo Villegas *
-7
68
67
71
67
273
T46
Bubba Watson *
-7
67
69
70
67
273
T46
Aaron Wise
-7
66
70
67
70
273
T51
Brice Garnett *
-6
69
68
68
69
274
T51
Brian Gay *
-6
70
66
69
69
274
T51
Mark Hubbard *
-6
67
70
68
69
274
T51
Andrew Landry *
-6
65
72
72
65
274
T55
Keith Mitchell *
-5
67
68
71
69
275
T55
Johnson Wagner
-5
68
69
68
70
275
T57
Mark Anderson *
-4
66
71
70
69
276
T57
Tyler Duncan
-4
69
62
69
76
276
T57
Harold Varner III *
-4
67
67
71
71
276
T60
Bronson Burgoon *
-3
65
68
74
70
277
T60
Seamus Power *
-3
67
70
72
68
277
T62
James Hahn *
-2
68
67
72
71
278
T62
Nelson Ledesma *
-2
69
67
74
68
278
T62
Rob Oppenheim *
-2
66
71
69
72
278
T65
Tommy Fleetwood *
-1
66
68
72
73
279
T65
Michael Gligic *
-1
65
71
73
70
279
T65
Beau Hossler *
-1
68
69
68
74
279
T65
Michael Kim *
-1
67
69
72
71
279
T65
Robert MacIntyre *
-1
69
68
71
71
279
T70
Chris Baker *
E
67
70
74
69
280
T70
Matt Jones *
E
69
68
69
74
280
T70
Ben Martin *
E
67
67
76
70
280
73
Nate Lashley *
4
68
68
75
73
284
74
Rafael Campos *
5
66
70
77
72
285
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Doug Ghim
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Rhein Gibson
-2
66
72
138
CUT
Will Gordon
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Bo Hoag
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Martin Laird
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Hank Lebioda
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Ryan Moore
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Doc Redman
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
-2
71
67
138
CUT
John Senden
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Scott Stallings
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Michael Thompson
-2
64
74
138
CUT
Gary Woodland
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Scott Brown
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Joel Dahmen
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Luke Donald
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Talor Gooch
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Lanto Griffin
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Bill Haas
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Brandon Hagy
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Brian Harman
-1
69
70
139
CUT
John Huh
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Luke List
-1
66
73
139
CUT
Adam Long
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Chase Seiffert
-1
67
72
139
CUT
J.J. Spaun
-1
67
72
139
CUT
Nick Watney
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Matthew Wolff
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Connor Arendell
E
71
69
140
CUT
K.J. Choi
E
66
74
140
CUT
Fabián Gómez
E
70
70
140
CUT
Scott Harrington
E
68
72
140
CUT
Jim Herman
E
72
68
140
CUT
Tom Hoge
E
73
67
140
CUT
Zach Johnson
E
69
71
140
CUT
Patton Kizzire
E
70
70
140
CUT
Francesco Molinari
E
67
73
140
CUT
Mito Pereira
E
73
67
140
CUT
J.T. Poston
E
71
69
140
CUT
Andrew Putnam
E
67
73
140
CUT
Adam Schenk
E
70
70
140
CUT
Kyle Stanley
E
71
69
140
CUT
D.J. Trahan
E
71
69
140
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
E
68
72
140
CUT
Ryan Brehm
+1
67
74
141
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
+1
70
71
141
CUT
Peter Malnati
+1
70
71
141
CUT
Sean O’Hair
+1
67
74
141
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
+1
64
77
141
CUT
Davis Thompson
+1
70
71
141
CUT
Martin Trainer
+1
71
70
141
CUT
Kris Ventura
+1
71
70
141
CUT
Ryan Armour
2
74
68
142
CUT
Lucas Glover
2
70
72
142
CUT
Padraig Harrington
2
66
76
142
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
2
70
72
142
CUT
Chez Reavie
2
70
72
142
CUT
Robby Shelton
2
70
72
142
CUT
Rickie Fowler
3
71
72
143
CUT
Kramer Hickok
3
69
74
143
CUT
Austin Cook
4
70
74
144
CUT
Michael Gellerman
4
69
75
144
CUT
Jason Kokrak
4
70
74
144
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
4
69
75
144
CUT
Robert Streb
4
68
76
144
CUT
Vincent Whaley
4
70
74
144
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
5
73
72
145
CUT
Akshay Bhatia
5
72
73
145
CUT
Wes Roach
5
70
75
145
CUT
Josh Teater
5
70
75
145
CUT
Wyndham Clark
6
76
70
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
7
71
76
147
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
7
74
73
147
CUT
Jacob Bergeron
8
71
77
148
CUT
Jonas Blixt
8
77
71
148
CUT
Matt Every
10
73
77
150
CUT
Matt Vick
16
77
79
156
* Player started on the back nine
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