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Furyk goes birdie-birdie in playoff to win his first PGA Tour event in 5 years at RBC Heritage

  • Jim Furyk watches his drive off the third tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jim Furyk watches his drive off the third tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Matt Kuchar waves his ball at the crowd on the second green after making birdie putt during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Matt Kuchar waves his ball at the crowd on the second green after making birdie putt during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jim Furyk checks the clouds before he drives off the third tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Jim Furyk checks the clouds before he drives off the third tee during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Jim Furyk won his first PGA Tour event in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

Furyk had a one-stroke lead when Kisner birdied the 72nd hole to force the playoff, the fourth one at Harbour Town Golf Links in the last six tournaments. On the first extra hole, Kisner rolled in a second straight birdie putt on the 18th to put pressure on Furyk. But the former U.S. Open champion answered with a birdie of his own.

After Kisner missed his birdie try on No. 17, Furyk sank a 12-foot birdie putt for his 17th PGA Tour career victory.

Furyk shot a 63 in the final round and Kisner a 64, leaving them at 18-under 266. Masters winner Jordan Spieth shot a 70 and was eight shots back.