Kevin Kisner’s last three trips to the RSM Classic have been a bit puzzling. In 2019, he missed the cut. In 2020, he nearly won the event for the second time before losing in a playoff. In 2021, he MC’d again.
He’s missed four cuts in 11 total appearances. The highs have outweighed the lows with a win in 2015 and three other top-fives.
Seven years ago, he fired 65-67-64-64 (-22) to set the tournament record by one shot and win by six.
“Sea Island has always been special to me,” Kisner was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2015.
"“I lived here for a year right out of college. I played here all four years in college for the SEC Championship. This is where we’ve come to vacation many times. Sea island is just a special place to me.”"
In 2020, Kisner posted 68-66-66-63 to come back and force a playoff. He was beaten by a Streb birdie on the second playoff hole.
Kisner would be higher in the power rankings, but he doesn’t have much current form to speak of.
His only start in the 2022-23 PGA Tour season came in his home state at the CJ Cup at Congaree where Kisner finished near the bottom of the no-cut event at T-72nd. He also went 0-2-1 at the Presidents Cup.
Good thing he knows the Seaside and Plantation courses like the back of his hand. That, and being more rested than most of the field who have been grinding for the last two months, will be huge advantages.
Kisner’s lack of distance isn’t a huge deal this week. A hot putter is needed, though, and he’s got it.
The 38-year-old ranked ninth on the PGA Tour in strokes gained per round putting (.561) and feels comfortable rolling the rock on Bermuda.