Who's who: Chris Kirk

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Who's who: Chris Kirk

  • Name:

    Chris Kirk
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    May 8, 1985 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Original/Home Club:

    University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2007

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (2007). Presidents Cup player (2015). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour.

Did you know?

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Kirk grew-up 200 miles further south in Woodstock, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia, and competed for the university's "Bulldogs" golf team. In 2007 he won the Ben Hogan Award, as the best college golf player in the United States.

After three seasons on the Nationwide Tour, Kirk finished second on the tour's 2010 money list, allowing him to move up to the full PGA Tour for the 2011 season.

Top tournaments won by Chris Kirk

2015
America
268 (-12)
$1,170,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kirk, Chris

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 21-24). Second-placed Jason Bohn (USA), Jordan Spieth (USA) and Brandt Snedeker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Chris Kirk (USA), who claimed his fourth PGA Tour win. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

2014
America
269 (-15)
$1,440,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kirk, Chris

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Aug 29-Sep 1; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Russell Henley (USA) and Billy Horschel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Chris Kirk (USA). [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].

2013
America
266 (-14)
$990,000
McGladrey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kirk, Chris

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

McGladrey

Played as the McGladrey Classic (Nov 7-10; PGA Tour 2013/14 season). Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) and Briny Baird (USA) finished 1 shot behind Chris Kirk (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Seaside course, Sea Island GC, GA].

2011
America
266 (-22)
$648,000
Viking

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kirk, Chris

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$648,000

Title sponsor

Viking

Played as the Viking Classic (July 14-17). Second-placed Tom Pernice Jr (USA) and George McNeill (USA) finished 1 shot behind tour rookie Kirk (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Annandale GC, Madison, nr Jackson, Miss.].

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