Tuesday, September 15

Chris Kirk's '3 Things I Know for Sure'

GOLF.COM'S CONNELL BARRETT DID A Q&A with four-time PGA Tour winner Chris Kirk. It's a good read. Kirk comes across as a regular guy who, despite being an elite golfer, doesn't take himself or the game too seriously.

Chris Kirk says make it fun.
Kirk pointed to last year's Deutsche Bank Championship as an example. He started poorly, decided to not practice more and then "found something in [his] swing" that led to three rounds in the 60s and a victory playing alongside Rory McIlroy.

"So yeah, golf is ridiculous sometimes," Kirk (laughing) told Barrett.

The interview also includes "three things I know for sure." Kirk's are:

  • There's no such thing as perfect
  • You decide what fun is
  • My father knows best

The second one is especially apt for all golfers. Kirk said:
There's no rule that says you have to shoot low scores to have a good time on the course. Make your goal something attainable. If you're too busy to practice or play a lot, don't beat yourself up for not breaking 80. If scoring is important, that's fine—just know that you have to put in a lot of time and effort on your short game to post low numbers. It's all about managing expectations.

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