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Wyndham Championship: Recap

American Kevin Kisner won the first ever PGA Tour six-man playoff to claim the Wyndham Championship.

Wyndham Championship Final leaderboard
15 K Kisner (US), K Na (US), K Si-woo (Kor), A Scott (Aus), R Sloan (Can), B Grace (SA); –14 R Henley (US), W Simpson (US), K Streelman (US)
Selected others: -13 J Rose (Eng); -10 M Kuchar (US), W Zalatoris (US); -1 T Fleetwood (Eng)

Kisner wins his first playoff

Kisner, 37, ended with a four-under 66 to put himself into a packed playoff with compatriot Kevin Na, South Korea’s Kim Si-woo, Australia’s Adam Scott, Canada’s Roger Sloan and South Africa’s Branden Grace. 

Course specialist Webb Simpson, along with fellow Americans Kevin Streelman and Russell Henley all finished a shot behind. 

Henley triple-putted from 30ft to miss out on the playoff and has become the 13th consecutive 54-hole leader to not win the tournament. 

The Playoff

The six-man playoff only lasted two holes, with Kevin Kisner taking the spoils. Prior to this one, Kisner had been in five previous playoffs, losing on every occasion. 

It looked like he was going to lose another one as Adam Scott stepped up for a 4ft birdie putt on the first playoff hole, only to miss what was a very makable putt. 

The second hole resulted in outside birdie opportunities for all of the players, apart from Kisner, who had a similarly makable 4ft putt of his own. Everyone missed, leaving Kisner to sink the winning putt. 

Winners and Losers of the FedEx Cup race

(FedEx Cup standing stated in parenthesis)

Ryan Armour, Patrick Rodgers and Bo Haug have all lost out on a FedEx Cup berth after missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship. 

The three Americans will be replaced by Canadian Roger Sloan (92), who jumped up a massive 39 places after his playoff loss, Scott Piercy (116) and Chesson Hadley (125). 

Hadley birdied holes 15 and 17, and made a hole-in-one eagle on the 16th before wrapping up with a par to give himself an unlikely FedEx Cup spot. 

Englishman Justin Rose (126) was the player who missed out after a triple-putt bogey on the last hole. 

Rose finished the tournament in T-10th, but it proved not to be good enough. His performance was drastically better than Rickie Fowler who missed yet another cut to end what has been a treacherous season. 

With the post-season about to tee off this weekend, the 125 hopefuls will head to Liberty National Golf Course for The Northern Trust, hoping to not only take the lead, but maybe even hold on to it.

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