Chris Kirk Announces Leave of Absence on Twitter

Chris Kirk

On Wednesday, Chris Kirk will celebrate his 34th birthday. It should be a fun time for the Tour player. Unfortunately, we learned on Tuesday though that there won’t be much “celebrating” taking place.

Kirk announced on his Twitter account that after a long battle with both depression and alcohol abuse, he is seeking the help he needs and leaving the Tour for a while.

The four-time PGA Tour winner has had a 2019 season to forget on the golf course, and it would appear that his off the course issues seem to have something to do that based on the statement he released. He’s 179th in the FedEx Cup standings and has missed 11 of his last 17 cuts and six of his last eight, with only one top-25 finish in that time period.

We all hope that Chris gets the help he needs.