Final-Hole Birdie –
June 25, 2020 – “I hate that it did but taking that break and getting some help gave me some perspective that maybe this isn’t as important as we make it out to be. Yes, it’s my career and my passion and what I love to do, but there are bigger things in life. I can’t wait to get home [Saturday night] and give my wife and three boys a hug and that’s what I care more about now, it’s amazing seeing the complete shift in my mentality as far as that’s concerned.”
Kirk quickly erased a four-shot deficit during the final round. Vince India led by four after 54 holes, but a final-round 76 dropped him to an eight-way tie for sixth-place. Included in that group was Nocatee’s Jared Wolfe.
Lower birdied four of the final five holes, including a birdie at 18, for a 66. All he could do is watch helplessly as Kirk clinched the win with a birdie.
“It was a great week,” he said. “Things were working better than it has been. I made one bogey each day, just one little mistake each day here and there and that’s golf, that’s the way it is, but I’m proud of the way I fought toward the end.”