Kisner’s incredible eagle chip-in (temporarily) thwarts Cam Smith’s first PGA TOUR win: Video

YOUNG Aussie golfer Cameron Smith and his partner Jonas Blixt were left stunned when America’s Kevin Kisner sunk a rocket of a chip for eagle on the 18th hole of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event to at least temporarily delay what seemed a certain first victory.

Smith, on the verge of his first ever TOUR win, had hit a sublime lofted wedge from a downhill lie in the greenside rough to a couple of feet and only a chip in by Kisner could avoid defeat.

As it turned out the 33 year old American certainly didn’t lack positive intent when he “whacked’ a chip from off the green that would have ended up in the next county if it hadn’t hit the flag and disappeared into the hole.

That sent a shocked Smith, who is having a great fortnight following his sixth placing last week, and Blixt into a sudden death playoff the next morning with Kisner and partner Scott Brown.

The young Aussie had already endured a very long day, going into the final round bestball at the TPC Louisiana with a four stroke lead, only to see their playing partners birdie the first eight holes (Kisner birdied 2 to 7, then had another birdie on 11 before his eagle on the last).

There was also a small matter of a six and a half hour weather delay after a wild storm saw the course evacuated and many sections under water afterwards.

Kevin Kisner’s incredible hole-out forces a Monday finish at Zurich: Video Highlights

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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