|Chris Kirk poses with the winner’s trophy on Monday. (EPA-Yonhap)|
Kirk won for the second time this season. He went the last 37 holes at the TPC Boston without a bogey. He played the final two rounds with Rory McIlroy and outplayed the No. 1 player in the world. And he closed with a 5-under 66 for a two-shot victory in a FedEx Cup playoff event.
Was it enough to convince Watson that he was worthy of a captain’s pick?
“I certainly don’t feel entitled, or feel like I’m a shoe-in to get a pick,” Kirk said.
Then he looked at the blue trophy next to him and considered what he had just achieved. “Winning the Deutsche Bank and going to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup, and $1.4 million, that’s plenty for me for one day,” he said.