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Chris Kirk |

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

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Chris Kirk is set to give it a go at the 96th PGA Championship this week at Valhalla Golf Club.
Kirk is 2-for-2 in his career at the PGA Championship, and also owns top 30s in each of the first three majors of the season. He gets it done on a weekly basis, thanks to his scoring average before the cut of 70, which ranks 8th on TOUR. The quick starts have led to just one missed cut in 23 events played. Kirk is a fantastic pick this week for gamers looking for an under-rated safe option. Aug 5 - 10:59 AM

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Chris Kirk signed for a pair of even-par 71s at the John Deere Classic and missed the cut by two strokes.

Some thrive in shootouts and some die. Kirk arrived at TPC Deere having cashed in 22 consecutive starts dating back to last season, but he'll be forced to start anew at next week's Open Championship. He buried seven birdies against five bogeys, but was stung by a triple bogey at the par-4 18th hole in his opening round where he rinsed his approach and couldn't find the putting surface until his sixth whack. Other notables that missed the cut include: 141--Brian Stuard; Ben Martin ... 142--Kevin Streelman; Billy Hurley III ... 143--Pat Perez; Robert Garrigus; Patrick Rodgers ... 144--Jason Bohn; Jason Allred ... 146--Roberto Castro ... 147--Scott Stallings ... 148--2001 champ David Gossett.
Jul 11 - 8:47 PM

Chris Kirk turned in a 1-under-par 33-36=69 for his second round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 6-under 134, three strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He landed only half of greens, but limited the damage to a double-bogey 5 at the 15th hole. Kirk also circled three birdies, none more brilliant than his hole-out from a greenside bunker 29 yards away at the par-4 sixth. He hired Jimmy Johnson as his caddie this week. Johnson is Steve Stricker's regular looper, but Stricker didn't give Johnson enough notice to reserve his man this week, so Johnson hooked up with Kirk, which he'll often do what with Stricker's light schedule. It's possible that the two touring pro will be paired in the third round.
Jul 4 - 5:57 PM

Chris Kirk spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

Kirk hasn't had much success at this tournament, but he's still blazing a trail on the PGA TOUR at the age of 29. He missed only three (of 14) fairways and just one green in regulation today while picking off five birdies. The set included conversions from 15'9" and 19'3" at the 10th and 16th holes, respectively. He parred both par 5s. Kirk is well on his way to his 22nd consecutive payday.
Jul 3 - 1:29 PM

Chris Kirk turned in a 2-over-par 37-35=72 at Pinehurst No. 2 in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Kirk is safely in the clubhouse at 1-over 211 and resides inside the top 10. After a rocky front nine that consisted of three bogeys to just one birdie, he traded two birdies for two bogeys on the back nine. Statistically, his day was nothing more than average across the board. He split half of his 14 fairways, found 11 GIR and took 29 putts. A solid final round would allow him a chance at a top five, but it seems his chances of winning a first major championship are all but over. He was nine off the lead at the time of his posting.
Jun 14 - 6:51 PM

Chris Kirk reached the halfway point of the U.S. Open in 1-under-par 71-68=139, nine strokes off the 36-hole lead.

Kirk has been a gem all season. Counting today, he's cashed in 21 consecutive starts dating back to the 2013 FedExCup Playoffs. His last three yielded top 15s, including a T4 at Memorial two weeks ago. Today at Pinehurst, he hit 14 greens in regulation and countered two bogeys with four birdies.
Jun 13 - 7:15 PM

Chris Kirk carded a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in his final round of the Memorial to post 10-under 278, three strokes back of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

If not for Saturday's 74, Kirk would be vying for the handshake with host Jack Nicklaus today. He recovered nicely, however, burying an eagle from 55'10" at the par-5 15th hole (which he played in 5-under for the week) to complement four birdies, including rolls from 21'7" and 15'3" at Nos. 6 and 14, respectively. He also squared two bogeys, the latter courtesy of a 12'9" conversion at the par-4 17th where he rinsed his approach, but Kirk helped stem further damage with a pair of par saves outside 11 feet at 3 and 13. He'll now rest for the U.S. Open.
Jun 1 - 4:48 PM

Chris Kirk followed his opening 66 at the Memorial with a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the second round to post 8-under 136 and sit four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Kirk landed only 11 greens in regulation today, but he limited the damage to just two bogeys while lassoing four birdies. His most notable par breakers dropped in from 13'7" at the par-5 15th hole and 10'2" at the par-3 eighth. By virtue of making the cut, he's now cashed in 20 consecutive starts.
May 30 - 5:43 PM

Chris Kirk carded a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Memorial and walked off with a share of the clubhouse lead.

Kirk quietly connected top 15s in his last two starts, so this is merely an extension of his recent form. He opened birdie-birdie-par-birdie to set the tone at Muirfield Village today. Overall, he went 7-for-13 in birdie opportunities, four of which ranging outside 11 feet. His longest conversion measured 21'9" at the par-3 eighth hole. Kirk's lone blemish occurred at the par-3 12th where he failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker and settled for bogey.
May 29 - 12:59 PM

Chris Kirk crafted a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, improving to 6-under 204 and one off the clubhouse lead.

Kirk followed his brilliant second-round 64 with another low one on Saturday. His four birdies were highlighted by a 10'10" putt at the par-4 12th, with his lone blemish coming at the par-4 15th after taking two to get out of a greenside bunker. He ended his day with back-to-back birdies, and is ready to chase his third PGA TOUR win and second of the 2013-14 season in Sunday's final round.
May 24 - 4:10 PM

Chris Kirk crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-33=64 in his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Clean scorecards are things of beauty, but this one evokes the thought of what a swan is doing below the surface of the water. Kirk went 8-for-8 in scrambling at Colonial today, so he worked his tail feathers off for the attention. Meanwhile, he also went 5-for-10 in birdie chances, including conversions from 18'9", 18'4" and 34 feet at Nos. 2, 7 and 9, respectively. Kirk's last of six birdies came courtesy of a roll from the fringe four yards away at the par-4 17th. He's 3-under 137 at the break, four strokes off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse leader.
May 23 - 2:59 PM

Chris Kirk makes his fourth appearance in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial having made each of his four cuts.

Kirk's trips to Colonial Country Club was highlighted by a T5 in 2011. Also on the line is a perfect record in events for the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season. He's secured paychecks in each of his first 16 events, but doesn't have a top 10 since his T2 at the Sony Open. Considering the converging trends, it would be a shocker if he failed to secure a third-round tee time.
May 21 - 2:53 PM

Chris Kirk looking to stay perfect as he readies for this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Not to jinx him, but Kirk is a perfect 14-for-14 on the season, including six top-25 finishes. He has improved in each of his three Wells Fargo Championship appearances, with his T50 finish last year being his best.
Apr 30 - 11:39 AM

Chris Kirk carded a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

Kirk poured in six birdies, none longer than just 10'10" at the par-3 16th hole. He squared bogeys at the par-4 first and par-3 seventh, but finished two strokes off the pace of the threesome inside the clubhouse with the lead.
Apr 3 - 5:10 PM

Chris Kirk enters the Shell Houston Open ranked sixth in the FedExCup standings.

Kirk touts some very strong course history at the Golf Club of Houston with a runner-up finish in 2011 and a T22 last year. The Georgia native will be competing in his first Masters next week. As long as he can avoid the mental look-ahead, Kirk should be in contention this week.
Apr 2 - 12:52 PM