Overnight co-leader and World No. 46 Kevin Kisner stalled out to a 1-over-par 35-38=73 in today's final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 10-under 278, down one place into a two-way T2, one back of champion Marc Leishman, who shot 69.
After opening in 70-67-68, the 33-year-old co-led with Charley Hoffman, three clear of three players, including Leishman. Playing out of the final twosome, he landed 10 (of 14) fairways but just eight greens in regulation, posting a -1.821 SG: Tee-to-Green. The Georgia alum outpaced bogey-5 at eight (failed scramble) with birdies at 4 and 7, both 15-footers, and led by two at the break. He came home in birdie-less 2-over, squaring a 1-putt bogey-6 at 12, and bogey-4 at 14 (failed scramble). The South Carolinian missed his last three GIR, saved pars, but ended up needing a hole-out birdie on 18 from a greenside bunker to tie. This was his third API, with a previous-best T49 (2015), eighth top 25 of the season in nine starts, third top 10. Chasing a second TOUR win in 141 career events (2016 RSM as 54-hole leader), Kisner settles for his fifth career runner-up, first since solo 2nd at the 2016 WGC-HSBC (also as 54-hole co-leader).