Sports activities followers and media alike at all times say they want professional athletes had been extra sincere.
Effectively, Kevin Kisner was as sincere as you’ll hope a professional golfer might be on Wednesday as he answered questions throughout his information convention forward of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
On Wednesday on the Waialae Nation Membership in Honolulu, Kisner spoke of changing into a father once more in February when requested about constructing his 2021 schedule.
“I’ve a 3rd child due in 4 weeks,” he mentioned. “So I’m going to take off after that right through the WGC. That’s a reasonably large schedule change.”
Kisner tied for twenty fourth final week on the Sentry Event of Champions on Maui and caught round for the Sony this week. Admittedly, Kisner, primarily based in Aiken, South Carolina, doesn’t journey to the west-coast occasions all that always anymore.
“I made a decision to utterly remove your complete West Coast and are available again in Florida. The schedule is somewhat bit completely different with Tampa after the Masters, which is generally a frequent cease of mine earlier than Augusta. So I’m nonetheless taking a look at how I’m going to do Gamers, Bay Hill, the entire stretch there, if I’m going to play all three of them as much as the Match Play.”
Kisner will miss Tour stops in Phoenix and Pebble Seashore. He’ll additionally skip occasions at Torrey Pines and Riviera, each iconic venues, in February.
That led to this follow-up: “However you by no means play Torrey Pines anyway, do you?”
To which Kisner responded, “No, sir. I don’t even play it within the U.S. Open.”
In additional discussing his schedule, Kisner mentioned he merely didn’t play Tour occasions at venues the place he didn’t suppose he might win. He referenced Bethpage Black and Torrey Pines, which occurs to be this 12 months’s U.S. Open venue, as examples.
When requested why he would possibly present up at such a venue, Kisner supplied a legitimate level.
“As a result of they offer away some huge cash for twentieth,” he mentioned.
Kisner has three profession victories on the PGA Tour. These titles got here at Sea Island (Georgia), Colonial Nation Membership in Ft. Price, Texas and Austin (Texas) Nation Membership.
Nonetheless, Kisner caught by his pondering that there are programs the place he merely doesn’t like his possibilities.
“I don’t suppose I could make up sufficient floor within the areas that I’m nice on sure programs. So I simply don’t attend these,” he mentioned by the use of rationalization. “I feel on the flipside, I feel I most likely put an excessive amount of strain on myself on the programs I do know I can win at. I’ve to be cognizant of that.”