Chris Kirk Biography
Chris Kirk was born May 8, 1985 and is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.
Kirk was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but reared in Woodstock, Georgia. He played college golf at the University of Georgia and was a member of their 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship team along with Kevin Kisner, Richard Scott and Brendon Todd. He was given the 2007 Ben Hogan Award.
Kirk turned professional in 2007. He played on the Nationwide Tour for three seasons from 2008 to 2010. In 2010, he won the Fort Smith Classic to earn his first Nationwide Tour title. He followed this up with his second win of the season at the Knoxville News Sentinel Open. Kirk finished second on the 2010 Nationwide Tour money list to earn his 2011 PGA Tour card, despite sitting out the last event of the season.
Early in the 2011 PGA Tour season, Kirk finished second to Phil Mickelson at the Shell Houston Open. Kirk later won his first PGA Tour event in 2011, the Viking Classic, which was played the same weekend as The Open Championship. He beat George McNeill and Tom Pernice, Jr. by a single stroke. The victory automatically qualified him for the 2011 PGA Championship, where he finished T34. In his debut season on the PGA Tour, Kirk had four top-10s and finished 42nd in the end of season FedEx Cup standings to retain his card for 2012.
In 2012, Kirk played in 27 events and only missed six cuts, including four top-10 finishes and best of T-4 at the RBC Canadian Open. He had a similarly very solid season in 2013, missing only four cuts, with three top-10 finishes. He finished runner-up at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, after shooting 64-66 on the weekend to finish two shots behind Brandt Snedeker.
Kirk earned his second PGA Tour win at the 2013 McGladrey Classic, which was part of the new wrap-around season for 2014. He prevailed by one stroke over Briny Baird and Tim Clark. The win qualified Kirk for his first Masters; the Viking Classic, which was Kirk's first victory on tour, was an alternate event and not eligible for a Masters invitation. On September 1, 2014, Kirk won the second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston for his third PGA Tour title, to jump from 17th in FedEx Cup rankings to first. He finished T-4 in The Tour Championship, the first time he had qualified for the event to end the year second on the FedEx Cup standings behind Billy Horschel.
In 2015, Kirk won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. He shot 65-66 over the weekend to finish one stroke ahead of Jason Bohn, Brandt Snedeker and Jordan Spieth. He had to hole a six-foot putt for par on the final green to claim the victory.
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