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Chris Kirk |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: University of Georgia

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As a result of recently breaking his hand, Chris Kirk will not compete in next week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
This was expected when Kirk proclaimed on Twitter on July 15 that he was "unlikely" to peg it at both Firestone next week and Whistling Straits for the PGA Championship on Aug. 13-16. He's 23rd in the FedExCup standings. Jul 29 - 11:07 AM

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In an exchange on Twitter on Wednesday, Chris Kirk revealed a couple of valuable pieces of information regarding his timetable for a return.

Kirk was scratched from this week's Open Championship when he broke his right hand playing with his kids. When asked on Twitter when he thinks he'll return, Kirk replied, "not sure yet, doc says 5 weeks." The strong follow-up question (presumably by an intrepid and resourceful fantasy gamer) asked Kirk about the likelihood of giving the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug. 6-9) and PGA Championship (Aug. 13-16) a go. To that, Kirk said, "both pretty unlikely." He's currently 20th in the FedExCup standings, so the 30-year-old is a shoe-in to go three events deep into the Playoffs, which begin with The Barclays on Aug. 27. Whether he'll be ready by then remains in doubt.
Jul 17 - 9:30 PM

Chris Kirk has withdrawn from The Open Championship with a broken right hand, as reported by Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte.

Kirk, winner of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in May, reportedly broke his right hand on Friday, July 10, playing with one of his sons on the family farm. The 30-year-old is 15-for-18 on the season with three top-10 finishes. He's 19th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Prior to the injury, Kirk was scheduled to make his second Open Championship appearance, having finished T19 in his 2014 debut. He finished 75th at the U.S. Open in his latest start.
Jul 11 - 2:24 PM

Chris Kirk is paired with fellow American Patrick Reed and Welshman Jamie Donaldson in the first two rounds of the 115th U.S. Open.

Kirk has one PGA TOUR win in each of the last three seasons, including a one-stroke victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational two starts ago. He enters the week a lofty 14th in the FedExCup standings and has moved to No. 16 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest position in his career. Kirk preceded his win at Colonial with a T13 at THE PLAYERS, where he was the 54-hole leader. Although T36 in latest start at the Memorial, Kirk is on point and has the demeanor to endure a few crazy bounces or bad breaks at Chambers Bay. The 30-year-old is 2-for-3 at the U.S. Open with his T28 in last year's edition a career-best.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 17 - 10:01 AM

Chris Kirk authored a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational to post 12-under 268, good for a one-stroke victory over a trio of runners-up.

Kirk began his final frame in a two-way tie for fourth and three shots back of the 54-hole lead. He required 27 putts on his round, but none was more crucial or clutch than the 7'1" putt he drained at the last for par. On his round, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and went 5-for-6 in scrambling. The 30-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on May 8, recorded an eagle-3 on the first and a birdie on the ninth, book-ending his lone bogey at the par-4 seventh. He added par breakers on Nos. 12 and 15, closing the weekend 65-66 for the victory. This is Kirk's fourth PGA TOUR title in 131 starts as a professional. It's his first since the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship. He's already exempt into all of the remaining majors and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
May 24 - 6:22 PM

Chris Kirk spun a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in today's third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to post 8-under 202, good for the early clubhouse lead.

Kirk began the day T15 and seven shots adrift of the 36-hole leader. On his round he managed just six (of 14) fairways but landed 14 greens in regulation en route to his six birdie, one bogey jaunt. The 30-year-old's set included birdie rolls of 12'6" on the par-5 11th and 13'11" on the 16th, squaring his only bogey with a three-putt from 36'9" on No. 13. Kirk went 4-for-4 in scrambles on the day and finished with 27 putts.
May 23 - 2:07 PM

Chris Kirk signed for a 2-under-par 33-35=68 following his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

When you hear the phrase that not all scores of the same number are, well, the same, you can use Kirk's experience today as an exception. He hit only four (of 14) fairways and hit seven greens in regulation, yet co-leads the field with seven birdies. That set features a hole-out from the rough at the par-4 17th. Five of his birdies traveled longer than 13 feet; three found the cup from outside 20 feet. His longest measured 40'11" at the par-3 fourth. Kirk also squared five bogeys, which means he parred only six holes. He's four strokes strokes adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders. At last check, he ranked 100th in the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green (-1.662) but second in strokes gained: putting (4.089).
May 21 - 5:15 PM

Overnight leader Chris Kirk back-pedaled to a 3-over-par 37-38=75 in the final round of THE PLAYERS and his 7-under 281 dropped him back to a share of thirteenth place.

Kirk began the final round with a one-stroke advantage over three players, including his former teammate on the Georgia golf team Kevin Kisner, whom he was paired with in the final group. Thru 54 holes, Kirk had registered just four bogeys, but would match that total over his last 18 with dropped shots on Nos. 4, 5, 14 and 15. His lone par breaker on the round came at the par-4 seventh and wound up being his only conversion on 11 scoring chances. With five PLAYERS appearances now in the books, Kirk's T13 matched the same career-best result that he had registered in last year's edition.
May 11 - 10:26 AM

Chris Kirk signed for a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of THE PLAYERS posting 10-under 208, good for a one-stroke lead after 54 holes.

Kirk began his third round in a four-way tie for third at 6-under and two strokes off the lead. He opened with three routine pars before bagging his first birdie (of six) from 3'4" on the par-4 fourth. Kirk (who celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday), would add two more circles on Nos. 7 and 9, but perhaps more importantly, he didn't drop shots on the sixth and eighth by holing par putts from 14'4" and 7'1" respectively. He followed a missed birdie putt from inside five feet on the 12th with back-to-back bogeys on 13 and 14 before rallying with three straight birdies on Nos. 15-17 to finish his round off in fine fashion.
May 9 - 7:02 PM

On his 30th birthday, Chris Kirk spun a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's second round of THE PLAYERS.

This was a great way to send off his twenties. Kirk went 4-for-4 in scrambling and collected four birdies, including rolls from 25 feet and 11'5" at the par-5 11th and ninth holes, respectively. He's 6-under 138 and two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Kirk has missed 17 (of 28) fairways but only nine GIR.
May 8 - 6:22 PM

Chris Kirk is in the books with a 1-up victory over Adam Scott in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

This was rather nifty. Scott sat 2-up after six holes, but they turned all square. Kirk then held 1-up leads on two occasions over fives holes before the Aussie evened with a birdie-3 at the 16th hole. After matching pars at 17, Kirk piped his approach into the par-5 18th to 19 inches. Scott's second landed in the rough from where he'd birdie, but Kirk's eagle secured the win. Alas, Paul Casey won the group with a 3-0 record. Kirk went 2-1. Scott extended his mammoth dry spell in this tournament with a winless slate this week.
May 1 - 8:51 PM

Chris Kirk minimized his mistakes en route to a 2-and-1 victory over Francesco Molinari in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

In one of the cleaner matches of the week, Kirk played 17 holes in bogey-free 2-under-par. Molinari also circled two birdies, but his damage was self-inflicted later. The duo was all square through 10 before the Italian lost the par-4 11th with a bogey. Another bogey at the par-4 14th double his deficit. He'd eventually run out of holes despite Kirk rattling off pars. Both are now 1-1. Kirk caps his rotation against Adam Scott on Friday. Molinari draws Paul Casey.
Apr 30 - 6:13 PM

Chris Kirk turns his attention to TPC Harding Park for this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Kirk was one-and-done last year in his WGC-Match Play debut, getting bounced by Jim Furyk. This year, he'll have guaranteed matches against Paul Casey, Francesco Molinari, and Adam Scott. With no match-play pedigree on his side, it would be somewhat surprising to see Kirk emerge from this group.
Apr 27 - 11:47 PM

Chris Kirk battled back from a poor start for an even-par 38-34=72 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open.

Kirk assured himself of a top-10 finish at 1-under 287. After pars on the first two holes, he swallowed a double bogey on the par-3 third hole and a bogey on the par-4 fourth. Rather than letting the train fall off the tracks, he played bogey-free golf the rest of the way. HIs comeback started with a tap-in birdie at the par-4 fifth and he followed that up with a 14'7" birdie on the par-3 13th and a 13'9" birdie on the par-4 17th. This is his first top 10 since tying for fourth in The McGladrey Classic in the first start of his 2014-15 season.
Mar 29 - 5:23 PM

Chris Kirk turned in a 1-under-par 37-34=71 for his second round of the Valero Texas Open.

It matches his opening-round aggregate, but Kirk penciled in only four pars today versus 13 on Thursday. This is because he went just 3-for-8 in scrambling for five bogeys but also picked off six birdies. He sunk as low as 2-over at one point today, but touched 1-under twice, and especially when it mattered the most. His birdies included a zero-putt seven-yarder at the par-4 fourth and a trio of conventional conversions from outside 13 feet. His longest measured 22'8" at the par-4 17th, but he also walked off with a birdie from 15'1" at the par-5 18th. Kirk sits just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Mar 27 - 2:07 PM