The win comes after Kisner finished runner-up four times in the last year, losing in three playoffs, at the RBC Heritage, The Players and The Greenbrier.
Those five top-2 finishes have vaulted the 31-year-old from 236th at the end of last year to 17th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Kisner will play his first Masters in April and will, thanks to his ranking, now be a fixture in golf's biggest events.
Speaking of fixtures, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy have run away from the rest of the world and cemented themselves atop the rankings. Although McIlroy's win at the DP World Tour Championship wasn't enough to push him past Spieth or Day, it did pull him closer to those two and push him much farther from everyone else. McIlroy (11.32) leads No. 4 Bubba Watson (7.65) by a whopping 3.67 points, and is now putting the pressure back on No. 1 Spieth (11.80) and No. 2. Day (11.76).
And finally in the weekly Tiger Woods watch, the former world No. 1 and newly named Ryder Cup vice captain continues to recover from his latest back surgery. Woods is now down to 394th in the world, sandwiched between Australia's Brendan Jones and Taiwan's Chan Shih-chang.
Here is your OWGR top 10 for the week of Nov. 22: 1. Jordan Spieth, 2. Jason Day, 3. Rory McIlroy, 4. Bubba Watson, 5. Justin Rose, 6. Rickie Fowler, 7. Henrik Stenson, 8. Dustin Johnson, 9. Jim Furyk, 10. Zach Johnson.