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Streb outlasts Kisner in playoff to win RSM Classic

Field Level Media
23 Nov 2020, 09:05 GMT+10

Robert Streb toppled Kevin Kisner in the second hole of a playoff on Sunday to become a two-time winner of the RSM Classic at Sea Island, Ga.

Streb, who won the tournament in 2015 when it was known as The McGladrey Classic, shot a 68 on Sunday at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside course. The third-round leader had three birdies and one bogey on No. 13 Sunday to finish the event at 19-under-par 263.

Streb, however, missed a birdie putt on the 18th hole that put him into a playoff with Kisner (63), who made a charge with seven birdies on Sunday. Kisner was bidding for his second win at this tournament, with his first coming in 2015.

After each golfer parred the first playoff hole (the par-4 18th), Streb answered with an approach on 461-yard hole the second time around that stopped inches away from the cup. Kisner was unable to extend the playoff after Streb tapped in for a birdie to secure his second career victory.

Streb's victory on Sunday followed a different path to that of 2014, when he rallied from a five-shot deficit. On Sunday, he saw a three-shot lead go by the boards before winning in the playoff.

"Getting in a playoff the first go-around was very unexpected and just everything kinda fell my way there. Made a bunch of birdies at the end," Streb said. "This one, I guess coming into the week, I had been playing alright. ... Getting down to the end it was pretty satisfying to pull it off. I guess, I'm a little more proud of this one because it's the second, but they are both pretty great."

Streb became the first player to capture his first two PGA Tour victories at the same event since Daniel Berger accomplished the feat at the 2016-17 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The tournament has ventured into the playoffs in each of the last three seasons and six times overall.

Cameron Tringale shot a 62 on Sunday to finish in third place at 18-under, one stroke ahead of both Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (63) and Andrew Landry (64).

Harris English also carded a 62 on Sunday to finish tied for sixth with Colombia's Camilo Villegas (66), Kyle Stanley (66) and Zach Johnson (68).

--Field Level Media

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