Picture-perfect putt lets Furyk, 44, roar

April 20, 2015 - photo frame

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jim Furyk had left 100 starts yet winning, a widen that gnawed during his essence and challenged his confidence.

That all left Sunday when he won his initial PGA Tour pretension in 5 years with birdies on both playoff holes to exist Kevin Kisner during a RBC Heritage.

Furyk, typically reserved, forsaken his dabble in expectation as a winning putt approached a crater on a par-3 17th, afterwards punched a atmosphere after a turn went in.

“There was was 41/2 years of disappointment in that celebration,” pronounced Furyk, who won during Harbour Town Golf Links for a second time.

Furyk’s other feat here came in 2010 in what incited out to be a best year of his career. He won dual other events, including a Tour Championship, and prisoner a $10 million FedEx Cup.

Furyk won a 2003 U.S. Open and entered this contest ranked 10th in a world, yet he has struggled to tighten out events. He was 0 of 9 when heading tournaments after 3 rounds given that Tour Championship victory. Furyk, 44, pronounced he always believed he’d win again.

“But we was starting to feel like this diversion is violence me up, and a losing hurts a lot some-more than winning feels good,” he said. “I consider we usually forget how good” it feels to win.

A $1.062 million payday contributes mightily to a good feeling.

It was Kisner’s best finish on a PGA Tour.

Furyk led by a cadence when Kisner birdied a 72nd hole to force a playoff, a fourth in a final 6 tournaments. On a initial additional hole, Kisner rolled in a second uninterrupted birdie putt on a 18th. But Furyk answered with a birdie to keep a playoff going. Kisner missed his birdie try on No. 17, and Furyk sank a 12-foot putt for his 17th career PGA Tour victory.

Furyk shot a 63 and Kisner a 64, withdrawal them both during 18-under 266. Third-round personality Troy Merritt was during 16 underneath after a 69. Defending champion Matt Kuchar (68) was during 14 underneath and Masters leader Jordan Spieth (70) was 8 shots back.

Furyk had 6 birdies on his initial 9 holes, including a 48-footer on a par-4 eighth that changed him in front. A spook on a 11th forsaken Furyk into a four-way tie for first, yet he responded with birdies on 3 of a subsequent 4 holes and seemed set for an easy ride.

When his prolonged putt on No. 8 rolled in, Furyk pronounced he began to consider “this might be a day.” Kisner, though, chased him down on a behind nine. He birdied a 14th and 15th to lift within a cadence and stranded his proceed on a signature beacon hole during No. 18 within 7 feet for a restraining birdie.

Kisner pronounced he approaching Furyk, who done 11 birdies in 20 holes, to tie him after his putt on a initial playoff hole.

“You don’t design a man of Jim’s size to skip a 6-footer true adult a hill,” Kisner said.

Bryce Molder (Conway) shot a 4-under 67 to finish during 10 underneath and in a tie for 15th place, good adequate for $100,300.

CHAMPIONS

Browne wins condensed event

DULUTH, Ga. — Olin Browne won a Champions Tour’s Greater Gwinnett Championship after consistent sleet forced a termination of a final round.

Browne, 57, set a contest record with a second-round 64 to take a lead during 12 under. Bernhard Langer afterwards matched a record to pierce into second place, a cadence back.

Rain forced Friday’s initial turn to be dangling and afterwards finished Saturday morning. There was some-more rain, yet no delays, on Saturday, followed by complicated sleet Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Browne’s usually other career feat on a debate came in a 2011 U.S. Senior Open.

PGA EUROPEAN

Eagle spurs Aphibarnrat

SHENZHEN, China — Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won a Shenzhen International, rallying with an eagle on a 17th hole and violence Chinese teen Li Haotong on a initial hole of a playoff.

On a playoff hole, Kiradech strike his proceed shot to a center of a 18th immature and done his birdie putt, while Li two-putted for par.

Kiradech had an even-par 72 to compare a 19-year-old Lo during 12-under 276. Li shot a 67.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood was a cadence behind after a 69. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson had a 65 to tie for 29th during 5 under.

WEB.COM

Roach rolls in Mexico

LEON, Mexico — Wes Roach won a El Bosque Mexico Championship for his initial Web.com Tour title, violence Kevin Tway and Patton Kizzire by 4 strokes.

Roach, a 26-year-old former Duke actor from Knoxville, Tenn., sealed with a 4-under 68 to finish during 17-under 271 during El Bosque Golf Club. He warranted $126,000.

Kizzire shot a 67, and Tway had a 71.

Andrew Landry (Arkansas Razorbacks) had a 4-under 68 to finish during 7 underneath and in a tie for 23rd and won $6,498. Sebastian Cappelen (Razorbacks) finished a cadence behind during 6 underneath and won $4,855. Scott Gardiner (Farmington) was during 4 over after a 73 and won $1,813 for his 59th-place finish. Zack Fisher (Little Rock) placed 63rd with a 5 over and warranted $1,771.

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