Kevin Chappell watches his chip shot onto the 14th green on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club during the third round at the RSM Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Stephen B. Morton
November 22, 2015

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Kevin Kisner ended a year marked by runner-up finishes with his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at Sea Island.

With the RSM Classic in his hands, Kisner ran with it. His three-shot lead turned into a six-shot lead at the turn, and he breezed home with a 6-under 64 to win by six shots over Kevin Chappell.

Kisner became the sixth first-time winner in the fall start of the new season, though this was hardly a surprise. He became the first player in nearly 70 years to lose three times in a playoff. He was runner-up in a World Golf Championship two weeks ago in Shanghai.

This one wasn't even close. He never let anyone closer than three shots all day and shattered the tournament record with a 22-under 260.

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