Kevin Kisner is an American professional golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour. During his studies, he was a member of the NCAA Division I Championship and became a professional golfer after graduating from university. In 2009, he also participated in six Web.com TOUR events and then graduated full-time on the Tour in 2010.
The golfer is currently ranked 24th in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) with a total score of 191.73 in 54 events.
Kevin Kisner Biography
Kevin James Kisner was born on February 15, 1984, in Aiken, South Carolina, where he was raised by his parents. There are details about his parents, except that his father’s name is Steve Kisner.
Kisner began his professional career immediately after graduating from the University of Georgia. He played college golf as a member of the 2005 NCAA Division I championship team. From 2006 to 2009, Kisner played on the Mini Tours, the NGA Hooters Tour, and the Tarheel Tour, where he won three times. By 2011, he was ranked 11th on the money list and earned his PGA Tour card.
While playing on the PGA Tour between 2011 and 2012, Kisner did not earn enough money to keep his card. He finished 181st and 167th on the money list and missed getting a card in qualifying school by just one stroke.
He was able to maintain his performance but had to take losses in the playoffs. Finally, he was runners-up at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai in November 2015. This was his fourth-second place on the calendar this year.
Kisner finally claimed his first victory on the PGA Tour on 22 November 2015 when he won the RSM Classic after narrowly missing out on the tournament. He won by six shots ahead of his opponent, quickly advancing to the top 20 of the world rankings and to the top of the FedEx Cup rankings until 2016.
On May 28, 2017, he scored another victory and claimed his second PGA Tour title at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational with a one-stroke victory over three other golfers. In March 2018, Kisner finished second at the WGC Match Play in Austin, Texas, but later lost to his opponent Bubba Watson in the final with 7 and 6.
Moving up to the professional league does not seem to have a few advantages and disadvantages in the eyes of an outsider, but Kisner and many other golfers know better. Kisner revealed in an interview that he has the “shanks” from the nature of his training. His swings deteriorated so much because he was “embarrassed to play practice rounds with the other players”.
His coach, John Tillery, who spoke to Golf Digest, said Kisner had a “tight stance” that did not allow him to apply enough pressure to his right foot. This usually led to a spinal failure because his left leg straightened too early, “which caused him to swing to the right.
It only took some hard work and good coaching for the young golfer to overcome the fight. Now he has earned his fair share of becoming one of the straightest drivers in the game.
Kevin Kisner’s Career Earnings, Net Worth
The career earnings of Kevin Kisner are worth $15,900,354. With his two wins on the PGA Tour in 2015, he earned $7.2 million. He won two tournaments in 2010 and 2013 and earned $527,716 on the Web.com Tour.
After his second victory on the PGA Tour in June 2017 at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, Kisner earned $1.2 million and, like many golfers, extended his generosity to his caddie Duane Bock. Kisner surprised the man carrying his bag on the golf course with a brand new Ford F-150 King Ranch pickup.
Kisner and his wife Brittany Anne DeJarnett were married on March 17, 2012, in a church in Athens, Georgia, by Brittany’s uncle, a reverend. Their daughter Kathleen was born in early June 2014, and the young family still lives in Kisner’s hometown of Aiken.
The Kisners met in 2006 at a concert of the Kinchafoonee Cowboys at the Georgia Theatre in Athens. At that time Kisner was a young graduate student at the University of Georgia.
Brittany grew up in Madison, Georgia, and her father, Stan DeJarnett, was a school principal. She became a certified speech and language pathologist and holds a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Medical University of South Carolina.
They were together for six years before they were married, and despite all the ups and downs in her husband’s career, especially when he failed to qualify for the PGA Tour initially, Brittany said she would “not trade those years [with him] for anything”.
With her qualification, the golfer’s wife spends part of her days working in a hospital in Augusta with children with special needs. She also serves on the board of the PGA Tour’s Wives’ Association, where she has served for four years.
Quick Facts about Kevin Kisner
Date of Birth: February 15, 1984
Place of Birth: Aiken, South Carolina
Height: 5’10”, 165 lbs
Golf Debut: 2006
World Rang: 24