'Totally blew it': Adam Scott's horror putt costs him $1 million

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Adam Scott (pictured) taking a putt at the final hole of the Wyndham Championship.
Adam Scott (pictured) missed a four-foot putt at the Wyndham Championship to win the title. (Image: @PGATour)

Aussie Adam Scott made a horror final putt for a play-off victory at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship - with the event ultimately won by Kevin Kisner.

American Kisner emerged from the mass playoff in Greensboro, North Carolina to claim his fourth PGA Tour title and deny Australia's former No.1 his 15th.

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In addition to Scott, Kisner defeated Kevin Na, South African Branden Grace, South Korean Si Woo Kim and Canadian Roger Sloan at the second play-off hole to win the tour's regular season finale.

The group tied at 15-under 265, with extra holes required to separate them as they chased valuable FedExCup points.

But all eyes were on Scott when the Aussie was facing a four-footer for birdie on the first extra hole.

Kisner thought he would need to sink a pitch from short of the 18th green just to stay in the playoff, and he nearly did it.

Kisner grimaced as his ball settled just right of the cup.

However, Scott stunned viewers when his putt missed by some way, which sent all six players went back to the 18th tee.

Viewers couldn't believe Scott's miss, which could have seen the Australian take home the Wyndham Championship and the $1.5 million prize money.

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This time, only Kisner gave himself a close look at birdie on the 505-yard closing hole and he made no mistake with his three-foot putt to broke his play-off drought - which stood at 0-5.

"To be standing here is pretty sweet," Kisner said.

It may have been an anti-climactic finish for Scott, who had only enjoyed one previous top-10 finish on the tour this year - but his joint second-place has rocketed him up the FedExCup standings.

Scott entered the week No.121 in the standings, just inside the top 125 who qualify for the first leg of the playoffs starting on Thursday, he's now shot up to No.82.

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 15: Kevin Kisner of the United States celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the sudden death second-playoff hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 15, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 15: Kevin Kisner of the United States celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the sudden death second-playoff hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 15, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

After carding a 64 on Saturday to get in the mix at Sedgefield Country Club, Scott shot a brilliant final round of 65 - five-under par - which included eight birdies.

Kim shot 64 on Sunday while Kisner, Grace, Na and Sloan each closed with 66.

It was the third six-man playoff on the PGA Tour and the first since Robert Allenby won at Riviera in 2001.

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