In easily the best major performance of his career so far Kisner was one of four players to tie for second place behind Francesco Molinari in the last Open at Carnoustie, having led the field either solely or jointly after each of the first three rounds.
Following three play-off defeats in 2015, including The Players, he was a runner-up again that November behind Scotland’s Russell Knox at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, but two weeks later finally broke his PGA Tour duck with a commanding six-stroke victory at the RSM Classic, moving into the sport's top 20 for the first time as a result.
In 2017 he was joint runner-up to Marc Leishman in the Arnold Palmer Invitational before winning again at the Dean and Deluca Invitational two months later.
It led to a Presidents Cup debut at the age of 33 - he was unbeaten in America’s victory – and in March last season he reached the final of the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship before losing to Bubba Watson.
His victims during the week included holder and world No 1 Dustin Johnson, two more former winners in Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter and in the semi-finals Alex Noren.