Kirk gets 2nd Tour win at McGladrey Classic

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Kirk gets 2nd Tour win at McGladrey Classic

Chris Kirk made a clutch 10-foot birdie at the 17th hole to secure a one-shot victory at the $5.5 million McGladrey Classic in Georgia on Sunday.

The Georgia native took advantage of Briny Baird’s bogey at the final hole, making a tap-in par to secure his second victory on the PGA Tour.

He carded a 66 to finish at 14-under-par 266, while fellow American Baird (67) and South African Tim Clark (62) tied for second at 13-under at the Seaside Course on Sea Island.

Kirk, 28, collects $990,000 and an invitation to next year’s Masters.

His hopes seemed doomed when he made a mess of the par-five 15th, where he pulled his second shot into a hazard and faced the likely prospect of falling three shots behind Baird.

But a bout of anger after a mediocre pitch shot proved the perfect tonic as Kirk collected his emotions to sink an unlikely 20-footer to salvage par.

Reuters
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