after finally breaking his playoff slump. He hopes that the victory will pave the way for him to represent the U.s. in the “Ryder Cup”.
On the second bonus hole, Kisner hit his approaches to three feet and made the putt to win a record-tying 6 playoff on Sunday.
Kisner, a 37-year-old putter with four PGA Tour victories, has never qualified or been picked to represent the United States in the biannual matches against Europe. After the Tour Championship, American captain Steve Stricker will make six selections, and Kisner believes he has at least put himself in the conversation.
“Who knows, man?” says the narrator.
According to Kisner. “I’ve never been selected before, so I’m not going to go out on a limb and predict that I’ll be selected this year.
“I adore Stricker; he’s a fantastic friend and gentleman.
He’ll act in the best interests of the team and the country.”
And that could mean Kisner, who has now ranked 23rd in the US Ryder Cup points standings but has rebounded from a lackluster year with better play at the appropriate moment.
In 12 of his last 20 rounds, Kisner has shot in the 60s. His 66 at Sedgefield on Sunday included birdies on the 16th and 17th holes, putting him in the playoff.
“It was obviously in my hands up 18,” Rose explained. “I didn’t do a particularly good job of it.”
Chesson Hadley benefited from Rose’s loss. The veteran, who came second at the Palmetto Championships at Congaree in June, shot 62 after scoring a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole, complete with an odd, leg-kicking celebration.
That was enough to get him into the field at No. 125 for next week. Hadley, unlike Rose, needed to make the playoffs in order to keep her full playing privileges next season.
Sloan and Scott Piercy were two more players that made it to the postseason. Sloan improved 10 spots from 131st to 92nd placed, while Piercy improved 10 spots to 126th area.
Three players who missed the cut this week dropped out of the top 125 after starting the week in contention for the playoffs. Ryan Armour moved up to 127th place, Bo Hoag to 125th place, and Patrick Rodgers to 123rd place.
Due to the threat of rain on Sunday, tour organizers decided to move up tee times. They didn’t expect a mash-up at the top to lead to the PGA Tour’s 12th playoff this season.