Kevin Kisner provides brutally sincere evaluation of why he cannot win in all places on Tour
With a 3rd child due quickly, Kevin Kisner is making a reasonably vital schedule change.
“I made a decision to fully eradicate all the West Coast,” mentioned Kisner, whose spouse, Brittany, is predicted to provide start to the couple’s second daughter on Feb. 11.
Kisner, who usually solely performs a number of occasions on the West Coast every season, mentioned he received’t return till the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. Along with not making journeys to Phoenix or Pebble Seaside, he’ll additionally miss the WGC-Mexico Championship, which is rumored to be shifting from Mexico Metropolis to Florida this 12 months due to the pandemic.
Not that Kisner appears too upset; he admits he can’t win on a few of these layouts anyhow.
“In all probability not,” Kisner mentioned when requested if he might win anyplace. “I’m not going to win at Bethpage Black or Torrey Pines.”
Naturally, a follow-up was made: So, why play?
“As a result of they provide away some huge cash for 20th,” Kisner mentioned, earlier than additional explaining: “I do not assume I could make up sufficient floor within the areas that I am nice on sure programs, so I simply do not attend these. I feel on the flipside, I feel I in all probability put an excessive amount of strain on myself on the programs I do know I can win at.”
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This week’s venue, Waialae Nation Membership, actually falls into the latter class. At 7,044 yards, the par-70 format is likely one of the shorter programs on Tour. Kisner, whose Tour wins have come at Harbour City, Colonial and Austin Nation Membership, hasn’t received the Sony Open, however he has tied for fourth thrice in his previous six journeys to Honolulu.
“I like that it is a shot-maker’s golf course,” Kisner mentioned. “You have to play to sure spots. I feel it is Level A to Level B and make some putts. That is type of my M.O. on the PGA Tour, so I admire after we get the golf programs that play that method and it is probably not see how far you possibly can hit it.”