Greensboro, NC, USA (AP) – Kevin Kesner finally broke his playoff touchdown to win the Wyndham Championship. He hopes the win will help him achieve another feat representing the United States in the Ryder Cup.
Kesner dropped his shot to three feet in the second slot of the playoffs and made his shot to win Sunday’s six-man break, setting a record.
The 37-year-old Kessner, an excellent shooting player with four PGA Tour wins, was not selected to represent the United States in the team’s semi-annual match against Europe. Steve Stryker, captain of the U.S. team, will make his six-man selection after the Tour Championship, and Kessner believes he got into the discussion for a spot.
“Who knows,” Kesner said. “I’ve never been chosen before, so I wouldn’t risk saying this is the year I’m going to pick.”
“I love Stryker so much, he is a great friend and an extraordinary man. He will do what is best for the team and the country.”
And that could mean that Kisner, who is 23rd in the US standings in Ryder Cup points, has entered a year in which he improved his game in time.
Kesner has thrown 60 runs in 12 of his last 20 runs. Sedgefield’s 66 Sunday shots included the birds on the 16th and 17th hole for 15 under and playoffs.
In the playoff, he beat Adam Scott, Roger Sloan, Kevin Na, Se Woo Kim, and Branden Grace after they all equalized the first overtime hole.
“Standing up here is great,” said Kesner, who was 0-5 in the playoffs.
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