Kevin Kisner defeated Matt Kuchar 3-and-2 in the finals of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.
The triumph gave Kisner his third PGA Tour title and first since the 2017 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
“It was a long week. I prevailed and I’m a world golf champion,” Kisner said after wrapping up the victory on the No. 16 green.
Kisner became the first player to win Match Play after losing in the championship match the previous year, where he fell to Bubba Watson.
Kisner defeated reigning British Open champion Francesco Molinari in one semi final while Kuchar topped Lucas Bjerregaard in the other semi final match.
Molinari beat Bjerregaard, who dispatched of Tiger Woods in the quarterfinals on Saturday, in the consolation match.
Kisner earned $1,745,000 for the win.
Kuchar received $1,095,000 as the runner up.
Molinari’s third place tally was $712,000 and Bjerregaard took home $574,000.
Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship this weekend for his first PGA Tour title since November 2015.
The tournament was played opposite the Match Play.
“It’s difficult to win on the PGA Tour,” McDowell said. “Don’t like calling this a second-tier event, but obviously, the best players in the world are in Austin, Texas, this week. Still got a great field down here.”
McDowell’s 18-under was good enough for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was in the filed for the second consecutive year. He shot 79 and 80 in the first two rounds for +15 and missed the cut.
Romo will next tee it up in the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas in May.