Chris Kirk holed a seven-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial by a single shot and claim his fourth PGA Tour title.

Chris Kirk holed a seven-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial by a single shot and claim his fourth PGA Tour title.

Jason Bohn set the clubhouse lead at Colonial with an excellent final round of 63. His four-round total of 11-under-par was then matched by Jordan Spieth who closed with a 65.

Kirk came to the 72nd hole at 12-under-par with his playing partner Brandt Snedeker one stroke behind. When Kirk hooked his drive into the left rough, both Spieth and Bohn thought a playoff might be on the cards.

Extra holes looked even more of a possibility when Kirk’s second went through the back of the green. He played a good pitch though and left himself with a testing par putt.

Snedeker had a birdie effort from some 12 feet to reach 12-under but it narrowly missed, then Kirk stood up to his effort for par and the victory. Showing nerves of steel he rolled it home and the title was his.

“My first three wins on Tour have all been little tap-ins on the last hole,” Kirk said. “So to step up and make a putt that I knew was to win is something I’ll never forget.”

Local boy Spieth was left to rue a poor second round of 73.

“I wanted to give them something to cheer about,” said The Masters champion. “The second round set me back.”

54-hole leader Kevin Na fired a disappointing final round of 72 and ended the week in a tie for 10th place.

England’s Ian Poulter couldn’t get it going on Sunday and a final round of 70 saw him finish in a tie for fifth place.

Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
May 21-24
Purse: $6,500,000, par 70

1    Chris Kirk (USA)        68    69    65    66    268    $1,170,000
T2    Jason Bohn (USA)    69    69    68    63    269    $485,333
T2    Brandt Snedeker (USA)    67    69    66    67    269    $485,333
T2    Jordan Spieth (USA)    64    73    67    65    269    $485,333
T5    Adam Hadwin (Can)    69    66    69    66    270    $220,350
T5    Kevin Kisner (USA)    67    69    67    67    270    $220,350
T5    George McNeill (USA)    65    69    69    67    270    $220,350
T5    Pat Perez (USA)        69    69    68    64    270    $220,350
T5    Ian Poulter (Eng)        65    67    68    70    270    $220,350

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage