Nov 23rd, 2020
Streb holds on to take The RSM Classic
American wins in a playoff from Kisner
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Streb started the day with a three-shot lead over two-time major winner Zach Johnson and Bronson Burgoon, but with two holes to go, he trailed Kisner who held the clubhouse lead following a seven-under round of 63.
The man from Oklahoma birdied the 17th to tie the lead and when he missed his fourteen-foot birdie effort at the last it was off to extra holes. Streb closed with a two-under 68 to match Kisner on nineteen-under-par.
Streb found sand off the tee at the first playoff hole, the 18th, but managed to make par to extend the playoff.
On returning to the eighteenth tee again Streb this time found the rough just off the fairway with his opponent missing right in a poor lie. Streb's second pitched on the front of the green, checked and nearly ran into the cup missing by a whisker and finishing a few inches from the hole.
Kisner missed the green and his chip from the greenside rough ran well past the hole. He managed to hole his par putt but with Streb's tap in birdie, it was all over.
"Obviously it (the approach shot) came out perfect. I knew I was going to need a little fortune to get close and I got (close)," said Streb.
"Felt pretty fortunate to get in the playoff the way things were kind of running there at the end, so really nice to get another one."
Cameron Tringale finished one back from Streb and Kisner after an eight-under-par round of 62 which included five birdies in a row from the 5th hole to the 9th.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and American Andrew Landry shared fourth on seventeen-under, Wiesberger posting a closing 63 and Landry a 64.
Harris English also finished with a 62 to grab a share of sixth alongside Colombian Camilo Villegas, and fellow countrymen Kyle Stanley and Zach Johnson. Johnson’s chances ended when he triple-bogeyed the par-five 7th hole.