Christopher Brandon Kirk, better known as Chris Kirk, is an American professional golfer. Kirk has won four PGA Tour events in his career and was ranked among the top 20 golfers in the world during his career. As of 2021, Chris Kirk's net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.
|Full Name||Christopher Brandon Kirk|
|Birth Date||May 8, 1985|
|Birth Place||Knoxville, Tennessee|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
Kirk grew up in Georgia. He then enrolled at the University of Georgia, where he was an active golfer and was part of his team during the 2005 NCAA championship. He also received the Ben Hogan Award in 2007 as a senior.
Chris Kirk net worth and career
2007 was also the year Kirk turned professional and played nationally for the next three years. As an amateur player, Kirk began his career in 2010 by winning the Ford Smith Classic and then another win at the Knoxville News Sentinel Open. This success was also accompanied by significant wins, as Kirk finished 2011 as the second-biggest winner on the Nationwide Tour money list.
By this time, he had made a name for himself in golf. The famed PGA Tour managed to take 42nd place in the FedEx Cup in his debut season in 2012. The following year, he further improved on it, finishing second in the AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm. He also won the McGladrey Classic in 2013, where he nearly won by one stroke.
This was of the utmost importance to Kirk as it paved the way for him to compete in his first Masters tournament at the Viking Classic. In 2014 he had great success managing to win the 2014 FedEx Cup Qualifiers and shoot up the FedEx Cup standings from 17th to 1st.
Chris Kirk is married to Tanya Kirk. They married on August 29, 2009 and have three children. Kirk experienced dark times in his personal life when, in May 2019, he publicly announced on Twitter that he would need to take an indefinite hiatus from professional golf to deal with his depression and alcohol problems fueled by mental illness.
Unable to control it after several attempts, Kirk decided to take this step, which he felt was in the best interest of his family and his career. Kirk appears to have made the right decision as he spent the next 15 months working on his physical and mental health.
Chris Kirk net worth
As of 2021, Chris Kirk’s net worth is estimated at $12 million. According to ESPN’s AllTime Money Leaders list, Chris has earned more than $19 million in his career to date. Kirk lives in Watkinsville with his wife and children in a 42-acre home.