Chris Kirk continues wild week with an opening 67 to keep momentum at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. — Chris Kirk won Sunday at the PGA National for the first time in 179 starts and hasn’t slowed down since.

Kirk, who picked up where he left off at the Honda Classic by opening 67 points and two from the 18-hole lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, had little time to celebrate his fifth Tour win. On Monday at 7:25 am ET, he had a kick-off time for the Seminole Member-Pro, the Tour’s annual stop at the venerable South Florida circuit.

Full results at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

“Sunday night I took a nap for about three hours before getting busy [the Member-Pro]Kirk laughed Thursday at Bay Hill.

On Tuesday, Kirk drove to the Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports complex to watch the Tampa Rays public utility and his friend Charlie Culberson prepare for spring training, followed by a short practice at Bay Hill.

“Just sat on the edge of the dugout railing and watched them warm up for a couple of hours before coming out here to do some stuff and practice a bit,” Kirk said.

The adventure continued Wednesday morning at the nearby Lake Nona Golf & Country Club with a random round with his caddy, manager and Culberson.

“There was an explosion. I think Charlie attacked five or six houses. Sorry, it was him, not me,” Kirk said.

Kirk finally felt some relief, having his first time at Bay Hill at 12:39 on Thursday.


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