Kisner taking the positives

Kevin Kisner lost out on his first PGA Tour win at the RBC Heritage on Sunday, but his performance has left him feeling confident.

The South Carolina native, who can be backed at 100/1 in the upcoming Zurich Classic, could hardly have asked for more than the final-round 64 he carded while playing in the final group on Sunday, but it still wasn’t enough to stop veteran Jim Furyk from claiming his 17th Tour win with a closing 63.

That might be a bitter pill to swallow for a man still chasing his maiden victory, but Kisner is choosing to focus on the positives.

“If I was told this morning I would shoot 64 and lose, I would have taken it,” Kisner said.

The 31-year-old produced a birdie on the final hole to force his way into a play-off, and then returned to the 18th and made birdie again.

Furyk matched him, however, and had another birdie in the bag at the next play-off hole, the 17th, while Kisner could only manage par.

“The way I played 18 both times, I mean that’s just what you dream about, and that’s what I worked so hard for,” Kisner said. “I hit every shot just like I wanted to coming down the stretch, and that’s all you could ever ask for.

“The next time I’m in it, it can happen again,” he added. “All you can do on this tour is build on it, wake up tomorrow and go try again next week.”

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