Kisner Shatters RSM Record in Win
After finishing second four times last year, Kevin Kisner made sure his first victory on the PGA Tour was never in doubt, destroying the RSM Classic record by four strokes as he finished 22-under par, defeating Kevin Chappell by six strokes.
Kisner recorded a second straight 64 on Sunday, with five birdies on the front nine. From the last three holes on Saturday through the front nine on Sunday, he was 8-under on just 12 holes.
The victory earned him just over $1 million in prize money and 500 FedEx Cup points. He is the sixth first-time winner on the PGA Tour this young season.
Chappell, who led by a stroke after two rounds, shot a 67 on Sunday, but was never close to catching Kisner, especially after bogeying No. 7 to drop five strokes back.
Graeme McDowell, who won last week’s OHL Classic, also shot a closing 67 to finish third at 15-under.