Kevin Kisner posts 73 in final round, finishes 8-over at Masters

Kevin Kisner isn’t thrilled about his finish at the 2017 Masters Tournament.

“I continue to learn out here every time I play,” Kisner said of Augusta National Golf Club. “It’s one of those places where everything’s going your way, you love it, and when they’re not working out, you want to take your ball and go home.”

Kisner might have been in that second category Sunday. The Aiken native and former University of Georgia golfer shot 1-over 73 and finished 8-over 296. Over four rounds, he posted 17 bogeys, one double bogey and 11 birdies.

“I didn’t get it done. I just didn’t have it this week,” Kisner said. “It was one of those weeks where if it was any other week, none of y’all would say a word, but it’s the Masters. I hit the ball great, really confident with the ball striking, so if I clean up the mistakes, I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.”

Kisner opened the final round with a birdie but bogeyed Nos. 4 and 7 to shoot 1-over on the front nine. He bogeyed No. 11 – his third bogey on that hole in four days – and went birdie-bogey-par-birdie to finish the round.

Kisner was hovering near the bottom of the leaderboard when he finished his round shortly after 3 p.m.

He has made the cut in his two Masters appearances, but he’s not satisfied with that.

“I’m not out here to make cuts,” Kisner said. “If I’m going to finish 40th, I might as well stay home, you know? I’m going to keep working and hopefully be back next year to contend.”

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