Golf: Kirk takes indefinite leave for alcohol, depression struggle
Four-times PGA Tour winner Chris Kirk is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to confront issues with alcohol and depression.
Kirk made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday morning.
"I have dealt with alcohol abuse and depression for some time now. I thought I could control it, but after multiple relapses, I have come to realize that I can't fix this on my own," he wrote.
"I don't know when I will be back, but for now I need my full focus on being the man my family deserves. Thank you for your support," Kirk added.
Screenshot from Chris Kirk's Twitter

Screenshot from Chris Kirk's Twitter

Kirk played golf at the University of Georgia and made his Tour debut in 2011.
Kirk has six professional wins but played in only one major in 2018, with his last victory coming in 2015, when he won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial by one stroke ahead of Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Bohn.
(With input from AFP and Reuters)