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December 7 2012

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No. 85: Chris Kirk

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2013 PREVIEW: Chris Kirk ranks 22nd on TOUR in par breakers but he went a year without really contending in 2012. Getting back into the hunt will be key as he seeks to make the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for the first time.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Four top-10 finishes, including two ties for fourth, highlighted Kirk's sophomore campaign. He had to be pleased with the final one at the CIMB Classic, where he shot a bogey-free 63 in the third round and ended up tied with Tiger Woods and Brendon de Jonge. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Chris was very consistent during 2012. He made 20 of 27 cuts and won $1.2 million dollars. At one point, Kirk made 11 cuts in a row. What his season lacked was a big finish. He had three top-10s, but nothing better than a fourth at the RBC Canadian Open. I am sure he's disappointed in not winning for the second time on TOUR, but it is also nice to cash so many checks.-- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Coming off a quietly steady season, if you can call four top 10s among 20 cuts made tiptoeing your way around the PGA TOUR. May have been a bit distracted early in the year due to the birth (and health-related concern) of his first child (in March), but he closed out the year with 11 consecutive cuts made and ranked fifth in birdies or better on par 4s. He's priced wonderfully for salary gamers at $1.197 million. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking
80th

Final Playoffs ranking
49th

Best finishes T4 RBC Canadian Open
By the Numbers
Starts: 27
Cuts made: 20
Rounds played: 89
Top-10 finishes: 4
Money List rank: 78th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 73rd
Driving accuracy: 121st
Greens in regulation: 48th
Strokes gained-putting: 138th
Scoring average: 40th

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