Born: February 15, 1984
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft, 10 in
Turned Pro: 2006
Sponsors: Foot Joy, Titleist, Callaway
South Carolinian Kevin Kisner played on the 2005 Georgia Bulldogs NCAA Championship team. He turned professional after graduating in the spring of 2006.
Kisner played the mini-tours his first few years as a professional, winning a couple of titles and graduated to the Nationwide (now Web.com) Tour for six starts in 2009.
By 2010, Kisner was playing exclusively on the Nationwide Tour. He got his first win that year at the Mylan Classic and his 11th place finish on the year end money list qualified him for the 2011 PGA season.
It was a tough rookie season on the PGA Tour for Kisner. He finished 181st on the money list and was forced to play the year-end PGA qualifying school tournament in an effort to retain his card. Kisner successfully navigated six rounds and finished in a tie for 11th place to keep his playing privileges for the 2012 campaign.
Unfortunately, Kisner struggled to find his form again in 2012. Adding insult to injury, Kisner failed to place high enough at the qualifying school tournament to keep his card for the 2013 season. Kisner returned to the Web.com Tour. Kisner won the Chile Classic in March, his second career title on the Nationwide/Web.com Tour, and finished 13th on the year-end money list and again earned a PGA Tour card.
Kisner continued his momentum in 2014. He made 17 of 26 cuts on the PGA Tour and earned nearly a million dollars. The consistent season kept him high enough on the money list to avoid another trip to qualifying school.
2015 has been Kisner’s breakthrough season on the PGA Tour. He finished tied for the lead at the end of regulation play at the RBC Heritage, the Players Championship and the Greenbriar. While Kisner failed to win any of these titles, his runner up finishes have helped him earn more than $3 million through mid-July. He also is sitting in 11th place in the FedEx Cup ratings. Kisner also tied for 12th at the U.S. Open in June.