Monday playoff to decide tourney


Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith extended their leads

Darkness was falling as Kisner's chip rolled across the green, hit the pin and dropped, with Australia's Smith responding with a birdie putt from inside two feet that kept him and Sweden's Blixt in the title hunt.

The wait was worth it for Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith.

So, while the rest of the field can get out of town, these four will roll it back on Monday in this first year as a two-man team event at the Zurich.

Due to inclement weather conditions there was a long delay earlier in the day so the four players have to return on Monday morning (US) to decide the victor.

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"We've got to leave this behind and go out there and make birdie or eagle tomorrow". Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer were fourth.

Foursomes: Teams of two compete with one ball per team, taking alternate shots until the hole is completed.

Sure, you could say there were more missed putts than great putts in Monday morning's finale, but Cameron Smith's approach within three feet to set up the winning birdie made up for all of that.

The global pairing of Blixt (Sweden) and Smith (Australia), who held the four-shot lead after 54 holes, were unable to hold off the charging Americans despite shooting an 8-under 64 Sunday. After the win, Smith was at a loss for words.

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Kisner and Brown shot a 12-under 60 in best-ball play, and Blixt and Smith had a 64 to finish at 27 under at the TPC Louisiana in the PGA Tour's first team event in 36 years. Kisner didn't give his birdie putt much of a chance as the teams opened with a pair of pars and moved to 9 for the third playoff hole. Each golfer takes home $1.02 million and 400 FedEXCup points. Last week, Kevin Chappell earned his first PGA Tour victory.

Kisner and Brown both missed longer birdie-putt attempts.

"Honestly I didn't really expect that, but that's part of golf, you've got to expect the unexpected so we get another shot at it tomorrow", said the two-time PGA Tour victor. Blixt, Kisner, and Brown all played safely and found the short stuff with their second shots and Smith found a green side bunker.

Florida-based Smith is exempt on Tour until the end of 2019 and will receive starts in the Players Championship and US PGA Championship, as well as a likely berth in September's lucrative FedEx Cup finals series.

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