McGladrey Classic: Chris Kirk wins after Briny Baird bogeys final hole
By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH. Last Updated: 10/11/13 11:32pm
Chris Kirk poses with the trophy after winning The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside Course
Briny Baird's long wait for a PGA Tour win will go on a little longer after he bogeyed the 72nd hole of the McGladrey Classic to hand the title to Chris Kirk.
Kirk rolled in a ten-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole of the Seaside Course at Sea Island to draw level with Baird on 14-under par.
(US unless stated)
-14 C Kirk
-13 T Clark (Rsa)
-13 B Baird
-12 S Brown
-12 B Gay
-12 J Senden (Aus)
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However, Baird then bogeyed the 18th and a tap-in par was enough for Georgia native Kirk to claim the victory on home soil.
He finished with a 66 to close the tournament on 14-under, while Baird and South Africa Tim Clark tied for second just a shot back on 13-under.
Kirk's second win on the PGA Tour nets him almost one million dollars in prize money, with the 28-year-old also grabbing an invite to next year's masters at Augusta.
"It's unbelievable to be here at Sea Island, at my home," he told Golf Channel.
It left 41-year-old Baird, who missed the entire 2013 season following surgery on both shoulders, still searching for his maiden victory on the US PGA Tour after missing out on his 365th start.
It was a low-scoring day at Sea Island with Scott Brown, Brian Gay and John Senden all shooting well to finish on 12 under.
Brown finished with a 66 to record his joint-lowest round of the week while Gay and Australian Senden both fired 67s on Sunday.
Two shots further back was former US Open champion Webb Simpson alongside Matt Kuchar and Matt Every with all three players recording four-under par 66s to finish the week.
Sweden's Robert Karlsson was the highest-placed European in a group of six players two shots further back.