Former Georgia Bulldog Chris Kirk wins first PGA Tour event of 2024

Former Georgia Bulldog golfer Chris Kirk has won the PGA Tour’s opening event of the 2024 season. Kirk played outstanding to win the Sentry. Fellow Georgia Bulldog Brian Harman finished tied for fifth in the event.

The Sentry is played at Kapalua Resort in Kapalua, Haiwaii. Chris Kirk shot 29-under par to win the Sentry. Kirk won the event with a narrow one-stroke lead.

Chris Kirk earned $3.6 million for winning the Sentry. The tournament had a significant $20 million purse. Kirk shot a 65 on the final day of the event in order to maintain the lead he built up entering Sunday.

Chris Kirk now has six career victories on the PGA Tour. Kirk’s victory means that he will have an opportunity to play in the 2024 Masters.

Fellow Georgia Bulldogs Sepp Straka and Harris English both posted top-15 finishes and shot at least 20-under par. The PGA Tour is filled with former Dawgs.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire