American Robert Streb He asserted his advantage of three strokes with which he reached the fourth round and in the two-hole tiebreaker he beat his compatriot Kevin Kizner to win this Sunday new champion of The RSM Classic tournament, his second title on the PGA Tour.
Both golfers finished the round with 263 shots (-19), after Streb delivered a 68-shot card (-2) for Kisner’s 63 (-7), forcing a tiebreaker at the 18th hole.
The first step both golfers made par 4, but in the second Streb, 33, birdied a perfect putt to secure the win.
Streb, who spent three days as the leader, claimed his second PGA Tour title after winning his first on October 26, 2014 at the McGladrey Classic.. Kisner, 36, was seeking his fourth PGA Tour title.
With one more hit than Streb and Kisner his compatriot Cameron Tringale came third, after having delivered a signed card of 62 (-8), the best record of the day and the tournament, which he shared with fellow American Harris English, who finished sixth.
Tringale was perfect with eight birdies, including a series of five in a row (from hole 5 to hole 9) and another of two, from 15 to 16. While Harris also made a perfect round with eight birdies and series of three and two in a row.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and American Andrew Landry shared fourth place by adding 265 hits (-17) after they completed the last round of the tournament with records of 63 (-7) and 64 (-6), respectively.
Colombian Camilo Villegas, who was in the fight for the title until the second half of the tour, finished in sixth place after delivering a signed card of 66 strokes (-4) to add 266 (-16).
Villegas, 38, who achieved his best ranking so far this 2020 season on the PGA Tour, achieved a perfect first half of the round with four birdies, but in the second he distributed another two with two bogeys (holes 13 and 17), which were the ones that kept him from the title.
Argentine Emiliano Grillo could not maintain the good game he had in the third round and dropped 14 places to the eighteenth after achieving a record of 71 strokes (+1, three bogeys and two birdies) to add 270 (-12).
Better was the young Chilean Joaquín Niemann, who found the magic of putting strokes from within the green as well as in the long ones and finished with a signed card of 65 strokes (-5), which allowed him to regain 11 places by adding 274 impacts (-8) and go up to 44, which he shared with three other golfers.
Niemann, 22, played his first tournament after having overcome the contagion of covid-19, which prevented him from competing in the last Masters at Augusta.
The Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello was also better than on the third day’s route and finished the fourth with a signed card of 68 strokes (-2) that gave him the sum of 277 (-5) and shared the 54th position with two others golfers.