Chris Kirk

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Chris Kirk
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1985-05-08) May 8, 1985 (age 29)
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.
Spouse Tahnee
Children Sawyer, Foster
Career
College University of Georgia
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Web.com Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T20: 2014
U.S. Open T28: 2014
The Open Championship T19: 2014
PGA Championship T34: 2011

Chris Kirk (born May 8, 1985) 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.

Kirk turned professional in 2007. He played on the Nationwide Tour from 2008 to 2010. He won the Fort Smith Classic[1] and the Knoxville News Sentinel Open[2] in 2010.

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 season, he finished second to Phil Mickelson at the Shell Houston Open. Kirk won his first PGA Tour event in 2011, the Viking Classic, which was played the same weekend as The Open Championship. The victory automatically qualified him for the 2011 PGA Championship, where he finished T34. He earned his second win at the 2013 McGladrey Classic. The win qualified Kirk for his first Masters; the Viking Classic 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 to jump from 17 in FedEx Cup rankings to first.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Jul 17, 2011 Viking Classic −22 (67-67-64-68=266) 1 stroke United States George McNeill, United States Tom Pernice, Jr.
2 Nov 10, 2013 McGladrey Classic −14 (66-66-68-66=266) 1 stroke United States Briny Baird, South Africa Tim Clark
3 Sep 1, 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship −15 (73-66-64-66=269) 2 strokes United States Russell Henley, United States Billy Horschel
Australia Geoff Ogilvy

Nationwide Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 20, 2010 Fort Smith Classic −16 (65-69-66-64=264) 1 stroke United States Kyle Thompson
2 Aug 29, 2010 Knoxville News Sentinel Open −20 (68-70-63-67=268) 2 strokes United States Travis Bertoni

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T20
U.S. Open T78 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T28
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T19
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T34 DNP T57 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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