Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Chris Kirk has proven himself in the amateur and professional ranks throughout his career. During his years at the University of Georgia, he helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Championship in 2005. He also set a school record with seven individual victories, was a two-time first-team All-American and was awarded the Ben Hogan Award (given annually to the nation's top collegiate player) in 2007. After turning professional in 2007, he has won six times on the PGA TOUR. He was a member of the 2007 Walker Cup team and the 2015 President’s Cup team. Chris was the recipient of the PGA TOUR Courage Award in 2023.