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Monday 13th November 2017

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FOLLOW US HOME 13.11.2017 | SUBSCRIBE HERE flag and left the birdie attempt short. Kizzire had to stand close to his approach shot to keep his feet out the sand, and he hit 8-iron to 25 feet. After Fowler left his birdie attempt well short, Kizzire rapped his putt to within a few inches and tapped in for the winning par. "I was glad to get it done," Kizzire said. "Rickie made me work hard." Kizzire finished at 19-under 265 and earned his first trip to the Masters in April. Kizzire won the tournament with key putts on the back nine, but the tournament turned in his favour at the end of the third round. Fowler had a one-shot lead when he made bogey on the 17th hole and Kizzire made birdie. That two-shot swing gave Kizzire a one-shot lead, and he quickly expanded it in the fourth round. Kizzire saved par with a 10-foot putt on No. 1 as Fowler made bogey, and then Kizzire birdied the second hole and is lead was already at three shots. Fowler never got any closer until the final few holes, and by then it was too late. "We gave it a run, kept Patton honest, but he earned it out there today," Fowler said. With his runner-up finish — the 12th time in his PGA TOUR career he has finished second — Fowler goes to No. 7 in the world ahead of Rory McIlroy. PATTON KIZZIRE Kizzire saved par with a 10-foot putt on No. 1 as Fowler made bogey, and then Kizzire birdied the second hole and is lead was already at three shots.

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