|Evts||Cuts Md||Wins||2nd||3rd||T10||Sc Avg||FedEx Pts||Earnings||World Pts|
|Assets:||Very skilled player blessed with a natural swing. A pure ball striker with his irons who finds ways to reach the greens in regulation. Has good maturity for his age and knows how to score.|
|Flaws:||Has average length and accuracy from the tee. Short game needs some polishing. Has to learn how to scramble his way around on bad days. Tends to be an inconsistent putter at times.|
|Career Potential:||Good player with upside.|
Chris Kirk hits 17 GIR; cards a bogey-free 67 | 04/25/2013 7:27 PM
NewsChris Kirk opened the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67.
ImpactKirk has been consistent all season, and he was lights out with his irons today, landing all but one green in regulation. He circled five birdies, including respective conversions of 10'11", 19'2" and 27'9" at the 11th, second and fifth holes. If there's a negative, it's that he missed two birdie attempts from inside 10 feet. He signed his card sitting three back of the clubhouse lead.
Kirk WDs from the VTO; two-week break on tap | 04/01/2013 5:04 PM
NewsChris Kirk has been removed from the published field of this week's Valero Texas Open.
ImpactHe polished off the Shell Houston Open with a 67 to finish T22 for his fifth top 25 of the year. Since he's not eligible for next week's Masters, he'll now enjoy a two-week respite.
Weather delay at Bay Hill; bad weather looms | 03/24/2013 2:09 PM
NewsChris Kirk was barely over a hole away from putting his final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the books, but the horn for severe weather blew at 2:03 p.m. ET and brought the action to a halt.
ImpactThis isn't expected to be a lengthy delay, with the severe weather warning lasting until 2:30 p.m., but it was necessary to move all of the spectators and players to safety. Should Kirk come out and find a birdie on one of his final two holes, he would join Bubba Watson as the clubhouse leader at 4-under-par 284. He is currently 2-under for his round.
Momentum headed in wrong direction for Kirk | 03/19/2013 9:51 PM
NewsChris Kirk is having an excellent 2013 but his momentum has stalled ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
ImpactKirk has twice finished inside the top five already this season, with a T5 at the Sony Open and a runner-up at Pebble Beach. Since that runner-up finish, he's seen his form slip rather dramatically. He hasn't played since The Honda Classic, so hopefully the time off has him rejuvenated.
Kirk's run at Pebble Beach comes up short | 02/10/2013 7:27 PM
NewsChris Kirk fired a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to finish alone in second and two strokes behind Brandt Snedeker at 17-under 269.
ImpactKirk had it going early, circling four birdies in his first eight holes. He gave back his first shot when he failed to convert a difficult sand save on the par-4 ninth, then followed that up with a 3-putt bogey on the 10th. He bounced back with birdies on three of his next four, but a missed eight-footer for birdie on the par-4 16th dashed his hopes of winning. This marks his second top five of the young 2013 season and sends him into the Northern Trust Open in excellent form.
Kirk in position for second TOUR win @ Pebble | 02/09/2013 8:04 PM
NewsChris Kirk shot up the leaderboard in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a 6-under-par 32-32=64 on the Monterey Peninsula Country Club course.
ImpactWhen Brandt Snedeker looked like he would run away and hide with the lead midway through the third round, it was Kirk's hot start that kept things close. The one-time TOUR winner started on the back nine and circled six birdies in his first 12 holes before falling off late in the day. He squared his only bogey on the par-3 seventh hole but got it back on the par-3 ninth to end the day. He enters the final round trailing Snedeker and James Hahn by a single stroke at 11-under 203.
Kirk puts up an early 66 in WMPO final round | 02/03/2013 4:14 PM
NewsChris Kirk was in the first group to go off the first tee in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and got things started with a 5-under-par 33-33=66.
ImpactThere is virtually no chance that his 13-under 271 final number will scratch out a top 10, much less put fear in the hearts of those with a chance to win. Still, it was something to build on. He played all four of his rounds in the 60s, with his final round the best. He circled six birdies to just one bogey, with the highlight coming when he drove the green on the par-4 17th before settling for a birdie. He now heads to the Monterey Peninsula for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Bogey-free 66 in Sony finale moves Kirk up | 01/13/2013 10:59 PM
NewsChris Kirk signed for a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of the Sony Open to finish the week inside the top five at 16-under 264.
ImpactKirk had to wait until the 10th hole to find his first birdie, rattling home an 8'11" putt. He would add birdies from 10'5" and 10'6" on the 14th and 16th holes respectively before tapping in a fourth birdie on the par-5 18th to complete a successful event to start the year. He now turns his attention to the Humana Challenge.
Plenty of par-5 drama for Kirk at Waialae CC | 01/13/2013 12:10 AM
NewsChris Kirk signed for a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Sony Open to reach the final round at 12-under 198, but that's only part of the story.
ImpactKirk had quite the dramatic run on Waialae Country Club's two par 5s. On the ninth, he pushed his drive in a hazard. After dropping, he then hit his third out of bounds and had to play his fifth, which he clanked into trees lining the fairway. It would result in a triple-bogey eight. He entered the par-5 18th at even par for the round, but holed out for an eagle from 25 yards to close out the round.
Career-low 62 gives Kirk early 36-hole lead | 01/11/2013 6:32 PM
NewsChris Kirk picked apart Waialae Country Club in his second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, signing for a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-31=62, good for early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
ImpactKirk reached the midpoint in 10-under 130 but is unlikely to sleep on the lead. After exchaging and birdie for a bogey on the par 5s on Thursday, he eagled both holes today to go with four birdies. The 3 to close out his round on the par-5 18th secured what is now his career-low score on the PGA TOUR.
|May 6-12||THE PLAYERS Championship||T55||70||69||75||75||289||1||$21,280|
|April 29-May 5||Wells Fargo Championship||T50||72||71||72||76||291||3||$15,829|
|April 22-28||Zurich Classic of New Orleans||T21||67||72||69||69||277||-11||$58,740|
|April 15-21||RBC Heritage||T30||73||69||70||72||284||0||$36,018|
|March 25-31||Shell Houston Open||T22||71||70||72||67||280||-8||$59,520|
|March 18-25||Arnold Palmer Invitational||T16||71||72||72||70||285||-3||$93,000|
|Feb 25-March 3||The Honda Classic||T51||68||68||75||76||287||7||$14,040|
|Feb 11-17||Northern Trust Open||T33||73||68||73||69||283||-1||$35,640|
|Feb 4-10||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||2||71||68||64||66||269||-17||$702,000|
|Jan 28-Feb 3||Waste Management Phoenix Open||T24||67||69||69||66||271||-13||$47,973|
|Jan 14-20||Humana Challenge||Cut||68||71||71||-||210||-||-|
|Jan 7-13||Sony Open||T5||68||62||68||66||264||-16||$204,400|
|Best Finish||2||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||Feb 4-10||4|
|Worst Opening Round||73||2 times-last: RBC Heritage||last: April 15-21||79|
|Worst Finishing Round||76||2 times-last: Wells Fargo Championship||last: April 29-May 5||76|
|Worst First 36 Holes||143||2 times-last: Wells Fargo Championship||last: April 29-May 5||153|
|Worst Last 36 Holes||151||The Honda Classic||Feb 25-March 3||148|
|Worst Tournament (vs par)||Missed Cut||Humana Challenge||Jan 14-20||Missed Cut|
|Best Round||62||Sony Open||Jan 7-13||63|
|Best Opening Round||67||2 times-last: Zurich Classic of New Orleans||last: April 22-28||63|
|Best Finishing Round||66||3 times-last: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||last: Feb 4-10||65|
|Best First 36 Holes||130||Sony Open||Jan 7-13||131|
|Best Last 36 Holes||130||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||Feb 4-10||131|
|Best Tournament (vs par)||-17||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||Feb 4-10||-15|
|Worst Finish||Missed Cut||Humana Challenge||Jan 14-20||Missed Cut|
|Worst Round||76||2 times-last: Wells Fargo Championship||last: April 29-May 5||79|