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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – While Davis Love III may never make it public, Kevin Kisner knows that he was 13th man on Team USA, a last-minute Captain’s pick that otherwise belonged to the injured Will Zalatoris.
Kisner expected to be spending the week hunting, fishing and trying to gain some weight, he said, before Love called him during the Tour Championship and told him he might be needed.
“Kevin Kisner even put down his bow and picked up his clubs after thinking he might have a little bit of a break,” Love said.
Kisner made his second career appearance in the Presidents Cup and tallied a record of 0-2-1 this week, which included a loss Sunday to South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout. But Sunday night that was of little consequence to Kisner, who stole the show again in the post-victory press conference.
His teammates had been calling Kisner, 38, Grandpa, but apparently experience has its benefits, as he explained. Asked about the pending team victory celebration that is sure to last into the wee hours of the morning, Kisner said, “My experience can ultimately win in this scenario. There is nothing that any of these (guys) can do that can hang with me tonight, I promise you.”
He continued: “I have never seen a better display of golfers and a worse display of partiers, and I am the best partier on this (dais). Amen.”
And in the perfect ending to the press conference he added, “That’s why they picked me. I got half a point, but I brought the fun.”