Robert Streb Wins The RSM Classic in Playoff
After leading after 54-holes, Robert Streb needed two more holes today, the 73rd and 74th of The RSM Classic, to defeat Kevin Kisner in a playoff. Streb earned $1,188,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points after he birdied No. 18 while Kisner shot par four. They had each shot (-19) (263) in regulation, a stroke ahead of Cameron Tringale.
Tringale and Harris English shot eight-under (62) in the final round.
Streb became the fifth consecutive 36-hole leader/co-leader to win The RSM Classic.
(On the victory) - “Yes, it changes my schedule dramatically. I was just trying to get some good tournaments in so I had a better number for the start of the new year. Obviously now I can kind of pick my schedule and choose what I want to do and it just makes things a lot easier,” said Streb.
(On what made the difference for Streb at RSM Classic) - “To me, it was just the putter. I had some pretty good spats of ball-striking in the middle, but I made some putts early and some good par putts the first round, then made a good chunk of them coming down the stretch that got me to 5 under on a pretty windy day the first round. Made a bunch of putts second and third round. I missed a few today, but overall I would say it's the best I putted in a long time,” said Streb in a post tournament media conference call.
The RSM Classic Final Leaderboard
Robert Streb (SS-PL) 65-63-67-68—263 (-19)*
Kevin Kisner (PL-SS) 68-66-66-63—263 (-19)
Cameron Tringale (PL-SS) 67-68-67-62—264 (-18)
Bernd Wiesberger (SS-PL) 66-68-68-63—265 (-17)
Andrew Landry (PL-SS) 68-68-65-64—265 (-17)
*Won in playoff
Full Leaderboard (link)
Sponsor exemption Bernd Wiesberger birdied five of his first nine holes en route to a 7-under 63 and T4 finish at 17-under 265. It marked his best PGA Tour finish in his 56th start but the Austria native has banked 10 international victories, including three on the European Tour in 2019.
Corey Conners won the 11-week-long RSM Birdies Fore Love competition, good for $300,000 for the children or family-based charitable organizations of Conners’ choice. This week’s winner, Doug Ghim, earned $50,000 for similar charities of his choice.
What They’re Saying
Streb Holds Off Kisner (Golf Week/USA Today)
Prize Money at The RSM Classic (Golf Digest)
Former K-State Golfer Streb Wins (Kansas com)
John Daly and his Son (Social Golfer)
#SportsBiz and the Golf Industry
What Golf Equipment was Streb Using? (Golf Week/USA Today)
The Winner’s Bag (Golf com)
That’ll do it in the RSM CLASSIC Playoff
Who’s Got Next?
The Match is next! Formally known as, “Capitol One’s The Match: Champions for Change,” the fun, charity event will take place instead of a tour event over Thanksgiving Weekend. The NFL’s Peyton Manning will join the NBA’s Steph Curry and Hall of Famers Charles Barkley, along with PGA Tour pro and multi-time champion Phil Mickelson.
The next PGA Tour event is December 3-6 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico.
For The Match, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry had this to “tweet.”
PGA Tour Week 47 is in the Books. It’s been nothing short of a sensational return to play for the PGA Tour this season.