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Kevin Kisner player profile

Who is Kevin Kisner?

He’s a straight talking American, but who is Kevin Kisner? Check out our player profile on him here…

 

Kevin Kisner is one of the most charismatic Americans in golf, and he has four PGA Tour titles to his name.

Kisner, born in South Carolina in 1984, was brought up with the game of golf by his father Steve. Following a decent junior career, the American played college golf for the University of Georgia, helping the Bulldogs to victory in the NCAA Division I Championship, alongside two fellow PGA Tour winners. 

After turning professional, Kisner spent the first few years of his professional career on mini-tours, including the Tarheel Tour and the NGA Hooters Tour. A couple of years on the Nationwide (now Korn Ferry) Tour and Kisner graduated to the PGA Tour. It would take him until 2015 to notch a first win, though.

That came at the RSM Classic in November of that year, and he has gone on to secure four PGA Tour victories. The biggest of those came at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, beating compatriot Matt Kuchar in the final. He has also represented his country at the Presidents Cup, winning three points out of four in the 2017 edition of the tournament. 

Kevin Kisner | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Kevin James Kisner
Born: February 15, 1984
Nationality: United States
Residence: Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Career

College: University of Georgia
Turned Pro: 2006
Professional Wins: 10
Highest World Ranking: 14 – January 17, 2016

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T21 (2019)
PGA Championship – T7 (2017)
– US Open – T12 (2015)
Open Championship – T2 (2018)

Professional Wins – 10

2007 (1) – Tarheel Tour Match Play Championship
2008 (2) – Bermuda Run Open, Savannah Lakes Resort Classic
2010 (1) – Mylan Classic
2013 (2) – Chile Classic, Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational
2015 (1) – RSM Classic
2017 (1) – Dean & DeLuca Invitational
2019 (1) – WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
2021 (1) – Wyndham Championship

Kevin Kisner | What’s In His Bag?

Kisner plays with a mixture of clubs in his bag, including a Callaway driver and hybrid along with a Titleist TSR3 fairway wood. He also plays Wilson irons and wedges, along with an Odyssey putter. Kisner uses the Titleist Pro V1 ball. 

You can see the full rundown on what is in Kisner’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kevin Kisner

When and where was Kevin Kisner born?

Kevin Kisner was born in Aiken, South Carolina in February 1984. The American started playing the game due to his father’s love of golf. 

When did Kevin Kisner turn professional?

Kevin Kisner turned professional in 2006 following his stint at the University of Georgia. He spent his first few years playing on mini-tours before making it to the Nationwide (now Korn Ferry) Tour. 

How many professional titles has Kevin Kisner won?

As of February 2024, Kevin Kisner is a ten-time winner as a professional. Those include four wins on the PGA Tour, his first coming at the RSM Classic in 2015. His biggest career victory came four years later, as he beat Tony Finau, Keith Mitchell, Haotong Li, Louis Oosthuizen, Francesco Molinari and Matt Kuchar on his way to winning the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. 

Who is Kevin Kisner married to?

Kevin Kisner is married to Brittany Anne DeJarnett, with the pair wed in 2012. They met during their time at the University of Georgia and they have three children together. 

Did you Know?

College Teammates to PGA Tour Winners

During Kisner’s time at the University of Georgia, he helped the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division I Championship title. Also in that team were fellow PGA Tour winners Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd. 

Unbeaten American on Debut

During his professional career, Kisner has only represented the United States twice, doing so at the 2017 and 2022 Presidents Cups. In the first of those, he was unbeaten in his four matches, taking three points thanks to two wins and two halved matches. 

Commentary Debut in Hawaii

As he didn’t make it into the field for The Sentry at the start of 2024, Kisner made his debut in the commentary booth. He was widely praised for his first stint, and was brought back by NBC for the WM Phoenix Open as well. 

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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