Kisner wins the Wyndham in a playoff between six golfers

The American made a birdie on the second hole of the playoff between Adam Scott, Roger Sloan, Kevin Na, Si Woo Kim and Branden Grace.


American Kevin Kisner became the new champion of the Wyndham Championship tournament, PGA Tour, this Sunday by winning the six-player playoffs with a birdie putt on the second playoff hole.Kisner, 37, with a less than three-foot putt, made good his reputation as one of the best-defining golfers on the green, which now has four PGA Tour wins.The new champion, who never qualified or was selected to represent the United States in the biennial Ryde Cup matches against Europe, now has the opportunity to do so.

US captain Steve Stricker will make six picks after the Tour Championship, and Kisner believes he has at least put himself in the mix.

"I love Stricker, he is a great friend and a great guy. He will do the best for the team and the country," Kisner said. "What I do know is that I will be ready to help the United States team if I am selected."

And that could mean Kisner, who is ranked 23rd in the United States Ryder Cup points standings, has a choice after making it through an uninspired year with improved game at the right time.

Kisner has logged in all 60 strokes in 12 of his last 20 rounds. His 66 (-4) Sunday at Sedgefield included birdies on holes 16 and 17 to reach 15 under (265) and the playoff.

In the tiebreaker, he beat Australia's Adam Scott, Canadian Roger Sloan, American Kevin Na, South Korean Si Woo Kim and South African Branden Grace after all had made pairs on the first additional hole.

The tournament winner took home a cash prize of € 953,977 ($ 1,125,000) and 500 FedEx Cup qualifying points.

While the Venezuelan veteran Jhonattan Vegas, who had the second best record of the day with 63 strokes (-7) at the end accumulated 270 (-12) to share the fifteenth place with eight other golfers and win a cash prize of 77,456 euros ($ 91,342) and 47 FedEx Cup points.

Along with Vegas, who was the best Latin American in the classification, the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz, occupied the twenty-ninth place with an accumulated 270 hits (-10), which allowed him to win a prize of 34,778 euros (41,013 dollars) and 26 points .

His compatriot Camilo Villegas reached 273 strokes (-7) that placed him in 46th place, while Argentine Nelson Ledesma occupied number 62 with 278 strokes (-2) and Puerto Rican Rafael Campos finished last, in the position 74 and accumulated of 285 (+5) .

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