Chris Kirk with the spoils of victory as champion of the 2015 Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Fort Worth, Texas - Chris Kirk admitted afterward that he didn't have his best stuff on Sunday. He
wasn't bragging, in fact, he was surprised to come out on top of the Crown Plaza Invitational at
Colonial. Although his final round 4 under- 66 (268 -12 under total) seemed impressive, Kirk was
battling his driver and knew there was no way he was hitting the big stick on the eighteenth tee
(even though he needed par to win). He pulled his 3 wood left off the tee, then flew his 9 iron
approach over the green - chipped to 7 feet . . . and buried the putt. Later, reflecting on why he
didn't hit driver on the last, "I just didn't think I was going to hit it anywhere on the planet, to be
honest with you," Kirk said. Kirk's "B Game" was enough to hold off Jordan Spieth, Jason Bohn,
and Brandt Snedeker who all finished a shot behind at 11 under par.
On a day that started out with with a 3 hour weather delay (inch & half of rain) early Sunday
morning, the tour staff made the decision to play lift-clean & place through the green (anywhere
on the golf course).
Kirk continued to express his pleasure with gutting it out: "Kind of surprised that I'm sitting
here with y'all at the moment, Kirk told the golf media afterward. "Everyother time that I've
either won or been in this position, I really felt great about pretty much all aspects of my game.
To be able to do it when I didn't really feel like I, is a huge step for me."
Defending Champion Adam Scott finished T24 at 6 under par.
Kirk's prior wins all included an easy stroll and tap in on the last, at Colonial he took pleaseure
in knowing he needed to hole a clutch putt in the end to get the job done "Something I'll never
forget," he said. The win was Chris Kirk's fourth PGA Tour career title.