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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: University of Georgia

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In his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Chris Kirk toured Torrey Pines North in 5-under-par 33-34=67, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
While he's not necessarily a force every time out, Kirk has done enough to deserve attention every time he pegs it. After a double bogey-6 at the 11th hole -- his second of the round -- he sandwiched an eagle at the par-4 16th with five birdies. He totaled 15 greens in regulation. This is his 16th red number in 21 rounds this season, but he'll be challenged to add another on the South Course on Friday. Feb 5 - 9:20 PM

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Chris Kirk tossed up another bogey-free score at Waialae Country Club today, posting a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in his second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

He loves himself some Waialae. Kirk missed only one green in regulation and circled three birdies today. His only notable conversion was also the par save at the par-4 fifth hole where he found a greenside bunker with his approach, but went on to drill the 12'1" par try. If there was a negative, it's that he whiffed on five looks at birdie inside 10 feet. So, despite the absence of a miscue on the card, his strokes gained: putting clip sat south of -2.210 at last check.
Jan 16 - 5:20 PM

Chris Kirk enjoyed a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Many eyes were on the American after he opened the finale of last week's Hyundai TOC with a 62. He fared just fine at Waialae, going 5-for-5 in scrambling while collecting four birdies along the way. Kirk signed his card sitting four strokes back of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Jan 15 - 9:52 PM

Chris Kirk concluded the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in style with a bogey-free, 11-under-par 32-30=62 to equal the course record at The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort and his career low on the PGA TOUR.

Going out as a single in the first tee time of the day, Kirk hit 15 greens in regulation and converted 11 birdies, seven of which on his inward nine. The most impressive was a seven-yard hole-out from the rough at the par-4 13th, but he also poured in four from 10-16 feet. He was perfect inside 16 feet. The course record was first set by K.J. Choi in 2003 and matched by Graeme McDowell in 2011. Kirk had an eagle look for the outright record from outside 68 feet at the par-5 18th, but his lag came to rest 52 inches short. He'll now set his sights on Waialae Country Club for this week's Sony Open in Hawaii. It happens to be the site of his other 62, which he spun in the second round of the 2013 edition en route to a T5. Kirk improved to solo second last year, so he's suddenly the focus of converging trends in Honolulu.
Jan 12 - 4:40 PM

Chris Kirk toured The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in 5-under-par 32-36=68 in his opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

It wasn't quite the other shoe dropping, but gamers needed to see Kirk open strong and remove doubt that a wrist injury was a non-factor. (He had withdrawn early from the Franklin Templeton Shootout a month ago due to the malady.) Today, he wiped away one bogey with six birdies. That set included a 3-4 finish to land just three strokes off the overnight lead. Three of Kirk's birdies dropped in from 10-12 feet.
Jan 9 - 9:55 PM

Chris Kirk is listed in the published field of this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The 29-year-old qualified for the winners-only field at Kapalua with his title at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He then closed 2013-14 with a T4 at the TOUR Championship and opened 2014-15 with the same finish at The McGladrey Classic. However, he concluded the calendar year with an early withdrawal from the Franklin Templeton Shootout due to a wrist injury, but a full month will have passed before he pierces the turf on Maui on Friday. Kirk will be making his third trip to the island. The better of his previous finishes was a T7 in his debut in 2012.
Jan 4 - 2:07 PM

Chris Kirk withdrew from the Franklin Templeton Shootout due to a wrist injury.

The format features 12 teams of two. Harris English and Matt Kuchar are defending their title. Kirk, who placed 16th at the 18-man Hero World Challenge on Sunday, was replaced by Patrick Reed at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. Reed will partner with Brandt Snedeker. Kirk's next scheduled start would be the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Jan. 9-12.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Chris Kirk signed for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 following his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to post 4-under 212 with one round remaining.

He split only half of the 14 fairways and hit just 11 greens in regulation, but limited the damage to two bogeys while scattering five birdies, three of which on par 5s. Kirk is well on his way to what would easily be his best finish in four career starts in WGCs.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 02:32:00 AM

Chris Kirk signed for a 3-under-par 33-36=69 following his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and sits two shots in arrears of the clubhouse lead.

Kirk hadn't played Sheshan International Golf Club in competition before today. He fared just fine, thank you. Five birdies and two bogeys later, he's right there entering the second round. If you missed it, he tied for 48th place at the BMW Masters (also in Shanghai) last week. Prior to it, he won in Boston and tossed up T4s in the Georgia stops -- Atlanta and Sea Island.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 02:22:00 AM

Chris Kirk submitted a 3-under-par 33-34=67 for his final round of The McGladrey Classic to post 12-under 268, two strokes adrift of the 72-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

The defending champ hit only 12 greens in regulation today, but he erased two bogeys with five birdies. That set featured respective rolls from 14'10", 20'5" and 31'1" at the second, third and 15th holes. He also poured in par saves ranging 10-12 feet at 13 and 14. This will be his third top 10s in four starts dating back to his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. It's the kind of consistently strong form that he projects, but too often fails to fulfill. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Chris Kirk enjoyed a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his third round of The McGladrey Classic to post 9-under 201 and earn a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

It was a bit of a mixed bag for the defending champ at Seaside today. He split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, but squared three bogeys, including a three-putt from inside 25 feet at the par-4 second hole. Overall, he fanned on three tries inside eight feet. However, Kirk more than made up for the close calls with an eagle from 115 yards in the fairway at the par-4 eighth hole. He also converted five birdies, including rolls from 24'6", 13'1" and 14'11" at Nos. 1, 4 and 18, respectively.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Chris Kirk followed his opening, bogey-free 68 at The McGladrey Classic with a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round.

The defending champion tripped at the gate, penciling in a 6 at the par-4 10th hole where he found trouble off the tee. He was blemish-free thereafter and found five birdies, including rolls of 18'1" and 13'1" at Nos. 13 and 8, respectively. At 5-under 135, Kirk is four strokes off Russell Henley's 36-hole lead.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Chris Kirk opened his title defense of The McGladrey Classic with a bogey-free, 2-under-par 33-35=68.

He was one of only two golfers to avoid the bogeyman today (Mark Wilson, 67), so even though the field scoring average landed at 69.870 (-0.130 strokes to par), the course won a few battles. Kirk split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation. He buried two birdies, including a roll from 8'1" at the par-4 fifth. That was his longest conversion of the day. He's lurking three swings adrift of the foursome sharing the overnight lead.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Chris Kirk begins his 2014-15 campaign as the defending champion at The McGladrey Classic.

Kirk finished his week at 14-under-par 266 and emerged by a stroke over Briny Baird and Tim Clark on Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course. Kirk's win sparked a career season that featured a FedExCup Playoff win at the Deutsche Bank Championship and $4,854,777 in earnings. It will be hard for him to eclipse what he did in 2013-14 this time around, but he has to try and start somewhere.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Chris Kirk fashioned a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the TOUR Championship, grabbing the early clubhouse lead at 7-under 273.

Kirk got the flat stick working early and often during his finale. It started with a 10'10" bogey save on the difficult par-3 sixth. He proceeded to roll in three more putts from outside ten feet before the round was over, none measuring more than 11 feet. It could have easily been one better, as his 21'6" putt on the par-4 17th missed by mere inches. Kirk will now sit and watch anxiously in the clubhouse, just in case his 7-under aggregate is good enough.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 05:11:00 PM