Chris Kirk holes out twice, takes Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT — Chris Kirk’s newfound confidence does not appear to be letting up, even if he is missing a few greens here and there.

The former University of Georgia star jumped ahead of the pack at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Friday in spectacular style, holing out on consecutive holes to leapfrog a thick herd at Detroit Golf Club.

On the par-3 No. 11, Kirk dropped his tee shot in the bunker, but rebounded with a perfect sand shot for birdie.

He followed that by missing the fairway on No. 12, knocking is approach over the green, but then chipped in for yet another birdie.

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Kirk made the turn with a nifty 30 in his pocket and said after an opening-round 67 that his recent Korn Ferry Tour win had helped him provided his muscle memory with a refresher course on how to perform at crunch time.

“It just gave me a little bit more belief,” he said on Thursday. “I think that before that, I knew that I was playing well, but obviously wasn’t seeing much in the way of results.”

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