No one was more impressed with Harris English’s victory at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational than Chris Kirk. Kirk, fresh off his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Viking Classic two weeks ago, is a former teammate of English’s at the University of Georgia and can attest to the demands of winning a professional event.
“It is a little surprising,” Kirk said. “Mentally I felt like I was light years behind (English). The difference between college and the pros is night and day. I had enough game (as a senior) but mentally I was not at that level then.”
Kirk said he hadn’t spoken to English since his victory, but the two will have plenty of time to catch up in the coming weeks. English is scheduled to move into Kirk’s St. Simons Island, Ga., condo.
“I’m their landlord,” laughed Kirk, who is moving into a new home on St. Simons with his wife Tahnee after this week’s Greenbrier Classic.