Jim Furyk tops Kevin Kisner in playoff to win RBC Heritage

Apr 19, 2015 6:35 PM by Ross Field

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Jim Furyk won his first PGA Tour event in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

Furyk had a one-stroke lead when Kisner birdied the 72nd hole to force the playoff, the fourth one at Harbour Town Golf Links in the last six tournaments. On the first extra hole, Kisner rolled in a second straight birdie putt on the 18th to put pressure on Furyk. But the former U.S. Open champion answered with a birdie of his own.

After Kisner missed his birdie try on No. 17, Furyk sank a 12-foot birdie putt for his 17th PGA Tour career victory.

Furyk shot a 63 in the final round and Kisner a 64, leaving them at 18-under 266. Masters winner Jordan Spieth shot a 70 and was eight shots back.

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