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Monday 20th November 2017

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FOLLOW US HOME 20.11.2017 | SUBSCRIBE HERE Spaun shot a 66. Gay, the oldest contender of the week at 45, eagled the par-4 18th hole from 161 yards with a 9-iron to break out of a five-way tie for third and finish at 16 under. He shot 68. Kirk (71) and Kisner (68), past winners of the tournament, St. Simons Island resident Brian Harman (65) and Andrew Landry (67) tied for fourth at 14 under. Cook, the 26-year-old from Little Rock, earned $1,116,000 and improved to third on the FedExCup points list. It's the second year in a row that a rookie won The RSM Classic. Mac Hughes survived a five- way playoff to capture the title last year in a Monday finish. Spaun, a stocky former University of San Diego State player, made the biggest move of the day and twice cut Cook's lead to one shot — the last time on an 8-foot birdie putt at the par-4 16th. However, Spaun bogeyed No. 17 when he failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker, and Cook birdied No. 15 with a 4-footer and No. 17 with a 15-footer to seal the victory. Spaun's birdie at No. 16 could have put him into a tie for the lead but he missed a 4-foot birdie attempt on the previous hole. Padraig Harrington finished in a tie for 54th place, while Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell missed the cut. AUSTIN COOK It's the second year in a row that a rookie won The RSM Classic. Mac Hughes survived a five-way playoff to capture the title last year in a Monday finish.

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