Kisner Wins WGC Dell Match Play PDF Print E-mail

Kevin Kisner celebrates after winning the WGC Dell Match Play

Austin, Texas - After reaching the finals of the WGC Dell Match Play

last year, Kevin Kisner made it back to the finals and was able to flip

the outcome in his favor in what he called "sweet revenge" (he was

routed by Bubba Watson 7&6 in '18). The final tally was a bit closer

this time, a 3&2 win over Matt Kuchar, for his third PGA Tour title.


The week at Austin Country Club started with a loss for the 35 year

old ex-Georgia Bulldog standout, but after six straight match wins,

Kisner was the lone survivor in the field of 64. Kisner, the 50th

ranked player in the world defeated a red-hot Francesco Molinari in

the semis, while Kuchar defeated Denmark's young upstart Lucas

Bjerregaard (who defeated Tiger Woods in the round of 8).


The death blow for the 24th ranked Kuchar came at the par 5-16th.

On in two but facing a lengthy eagle attempt, Kuchar left his putt

well short. With a chance to slam the door, Kisner drained his 20

footer for birdie to put an exclamation on a week that began with

64 of top 66 players (only Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott were no

shows) on the previous Wednesday.


Kisner who never trailed in the final was fatigued and elated after

the victory. "It was a long week," Kisner said. "I prevailed, and I'm

a World Golf Champion."


Kisner collected $1,745,000 and moved up to 13th in the Fedex Cup

Standings. Dell Match Play runner-up Matt Kuchar took over the points

lead just ahead of Rory McIlroy, who lost to Tiger Woods in the round

of 16.


In the consolation match for third place, Molinari ousted Bjerregaard



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