Ever since the RBC Heritage this past April, Kevin Kisner has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour. His name regularly appeared on leaderboards — he was a top-10 machine (a la Matt Kuchar in recent years) — and he started contending as much as any top pro on tour.
Over the past seven months, Kisner found himself in three playoffs — none of which he won, unfortunately — and recorded four runner-up finishes. To say he was continuously “knocking on the door” is somewhat of an understatement. But he never let the close calls and/or disappointments weigh on him. Instead, Kisner kept gaining confidence, knowing that his day would come.
And it did. At long last, Kisner, who entered the final round of the RSM Classic — the last Tour event of 2015 — with a three-shot lead, sealed the deal with an impressive runaway victory, shooting a tournament total 22-under, by six shots over Kevin Chappell.