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Adam Svensson gets hot at chilly RSM Classic to win first PGA Tour title

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ST. SIMONS Island, Georgia. Adam Svensson handled the cold air and heat of contention as if he had been there before, closing in 6-to-64 to win the RSM Classic on Sunday at Sea Island, his first PGA Tour win.

Svensson, a 28-year-old Canadian, led four games on Seaside’s final stretch when he hit an 18-foot birdie shot on the 16th hole and then hit from the tee. to 10 feet on a par-3 on the 17th for the bird that gave him the pillow.

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Brian Harman (65) and Sahit Tigala (66) were in the group ahead of him and missed a birdie opportunity from about 25 feet on the closing hole.


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England’s Callum Tarren (64) was the first to go 17 under par and looked to be in the playoffs. Svensson finished his final ghostless round par for a two-shot win.

He finished with a 19-under 263 record and played the tougher Seaside circuit for 20’s in the final three rounds. His tournament started with 73 points at Plantation, placing him in 108th place. His first task was to make an incision. He ended up winning the trophy.

Svensson begins his third full year on the PGA Tour and receives a two-year release, as well as a trip to the Masters and the PGA Championship. He never played a major.

“To be honest, it’s not even realistic right now,” Svensson said when he finished. “I’m so happy. I worked so hard. Winning the PGA Tour means everything has to be me. … I just kept believing in myself and here I am.”

Tigala recovered from a double bogey on the seventh par-5 hole, when he was in trouble he stopped on the tee and then hit a chip that came back to him from behind the green. He hit five birdies on the last 11 holes.

Harman came in late, hitting fairway metal on the 15th par 5 hole, which was a few inches from the rink, creating a short head. He hit 16th to share the lead, but had to settle for pairs on the final two holes.

Patrick Rogers and Ben Martin, who shared the lead by 54 holes, couldn’t keep up. Rogers didn’t make his first birdie until the 13th hole and hit 70 to tie on the 10th, while Martin shot 72.


Highlights: RSM Classic Round 4

Highlights: RSM Classic Round 4

Cole Hammer, who graduated from the University of Texas in May and played with a sponsorship exemption, scored 65 points to finish fifth to qualify for the Sony Open.

The PGA Tour is now taking a six-week break for its final season before resuming the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua in the first week of January.

With the win, Svensson became the last person to qualify for the field, the first high-level tournament to have a $15 million purse.

Svensson won $1,458,000, more than he had won in any of his previous two PGA Tour seasons. He is the second Canadian to win this season, joining Mackenzie Hughes who won in Mississippi.



Source: www.golfchannel.com

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