There some of those who marvel at the American Dream and there are those who live it. 2014 was the year of Chris Kirk! Chris won two tournaments last season and finished 2nd in the FedEx Cup standings. A loyal University of Georgia fan, Kirk is the unassuming persistent player that you never see coming until he is in the lead. He is the All-American.
We sat down and asked Kirk a few questions:
TravisMathew: When did you turn pro?
Chris Kirk: 2007
TM: What has been your favorite moment on tour?
CK: My favorite memory on tour is definitely my win last year at the McGladrey Classic. To win at Sea Island where I lived for 6 years was amazing. Davis Love III was my favorite player as a kid and has become an incredible mentor in my years as a pro so to win his tournament was a dream come true. On top of that my wife, Tahnee, was 7 months pregnant with our second son, Foster. She and our oldest son Sawyer were waiting on the 18th hole after I won. Can’t write a script any better than that.
TM: If you were to leave the house with one piece of TravisMathew what would it be?
CK: If I was leaving the house and could only take one TM piece with me it would probably be a white OG polo. That shirt is a cornerstone of the TM brand and a perfect example of classic style. It’s a rare piece that can be worn to the beach, the golf course, and the bar with your buddies. Not necessarily in that order.
TravisMathew team member Chris Kirk will be defending his 2013-2014 title at the McGladrey Classic this week. Coming off his best year yet with two wins and a 2nd place finish in the FedEx Cup, Chris looks to keep the momentum going in his first start of the 2014-2015 season. Recently, Kirk came out for a quick visit and photo-shoot by the coast in Southern California.
Chris has always been a super easy-going and a ‘roll-with-the-punches’ kind of guy. After the year and meteoric rise he had this past season, we weren’t sure what to expect. Sure enough, when we picked him up from the airport, grabbed his bags and asked where we can get some good tacos, we knew nothing had changed. Chris is a perfect representation of what we believe in here in TM. Laid-back, easy-going. But behind that layer, he is a fierce competitor that is striving to be the best at his craft. At TravisMathew, we look to bring alive the laid-back, southern-california lifestyle that we thrive on in through our products. But on top of that, we look to bring you the best that the industry has to offer and provide you with everything you’ll need for every aspect of your life.
Best of luck to Chris and all of the TravisMathew team competing in this weeks McGladrey Classic. We’re all looking forward to an amazing season!
Who wouldn’t want to win two tournaments and place second in the FedEx Cup? TravisMathew has teamed up with Callaway Golf to bring you the Chris Kirk Giveaway. We will be giving away outfits that were seen at the Tour Championship along with the same clubs Chris Kirk used all season provided to us by Callaway Golf.
On the final day of the Tour Championship Kirk will be sporting a classic combo. The black and grey staple that is the cornerstone of the TravisMathew look with the Crenshaw in Heather Grey, Delta in Black, a Black Bruno 2 (Belt), and Black Houghs.
Heading into the third round of the Tour Chamionship just two shots back, TravisMathew team member Chris Kirk is bringing it home with the Crenshaw in Cardinal Red. Get this and the rest of Kirks outfit and help us root him on as he pursues the ultimate prize, the FedEx Cup!
Chris Kirk debut his professional career in 2007 dawning TravisMathew. From day one Chris has been a true TravisMathew OG. On the second day of the Tour Championship Chris reminds everyone you can’t teach cool by sporting the OG Polo – Ozone.
It’s only fitting that the first day of the Tour Championship Chris Kirk would wear a polo that dawns the name of our new collection. The Bowery. The Bowery, reinvented itself from studio in New York’s lower east side to a world class venue.
This year Chris Kirk has set out and proven himself, from a young golfer to a world class athlete that demands attention. He enters the last tournament of the year first in the FedEx Cup points.
Fifty-one tournaments, and it all comes down to one. TravisMathew team member Chris Kirk holds onto the FedEx Cup point lead going into the final tournament of the season. One tournament to rule them all. If Chris wins he will win the FedEx Cup, however there are a multitude of scenarios that will still result in Kirk bringing home the cup. If Kirk finishes top 5 he has good chance of winning and can tie as low as 29 for him to mathematically still be crowned as champion.
This weekend Chris Kirk takes on the East Lake Golf Club, only 40 minutes away from his home. Will this be the year that a TravisMathew team member brings home the #1 spot in all of golf?
Congratulations to TravisMathew’s own Chris Kirk who won the Deutsche Bank Title with a bogey free round of 66. This is his second win of the season and biggest win of his career. It also puts him in first place in The FedEx Cup standings and a hopeful to be one of the three Ryder Cup captain’s picks announced Tuesday.
“I definitely put myself in contention for one,” Kirk said. “If I get picked great. If not, I’m still happy with my win today.”
Paired with Rory McIlroy for the second straight day, Kirk took the outright lead for the first time with a 25-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole. Down the stretch, he held off Billy Horschel and the rest of the field thanks to steady play and a red hot putter.
When it comes to being collective and cool there is none better than Chris Kirk. Currently 14th on the FedEx Cup points, Kirk will be paired with Rory McIlroy on the final round. Both will be entering T3. You’d think with the final selections for the Ryder Cup in the air and well placed to win the Deutsche Bank Championship, Kirk would be nervous.
“I’m just going to go have fun. And I am looking forward to seeing Georgia Football play.” Kirk explains about his thoughts leading into the final round.
Well played Kirk. TravisMathew always keeping it cool.
Chris Kirk, already winning two PGA Tournaments by 28, is a player that everyone is watching. This year Chris Kirk will take on the Masters in hopes of winning one of the most iconic jackets in the world.