The five-time PGA Tour winner will be making his sixth U.S. Open start, but first since 2016. Kirk claimed the 2023 Honda Classic in a playoff over Eric Cole for his first PGA Tour triumph since the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. His first PGA Tour victory was the 2011 Viking Classic. He also owns a trio of wins on the Web.com Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour). Kirk finished second in the 2014 FedEx Cup playoff and reached as high as No. 16 during the 2015 season. Kirk was a member of the 2005 University of Georgia national championship team., and he represented the USA in the 2006 World Amateur Team Championship and 2007 Walker Cup. As a senior, he won the 2007 Ben Hogan Award for being the top amateur golfer.