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Jason Kokrak

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225

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Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 109 Jason Kokrak rallied for a 2-under-par 33-37=70 in the second round of the Shell Houston Open for a 36-hole total of 6-under 138, currently T8 on the leaderboard and up five places on the day.
The 31-year-old, who welcomed his first child back in Jan., is making his sixth visit to the Golf Club of Houston with two prior cashes, a solo 9th in 2013 (66-69-71-70), and 68th (of 71) last year (69-72-76-74). He checked in at 95th in the FedExCup standings with four top 25s among eight cuts made in 11 starts. The Canadian began with a five-birdie one-bogey 68 and followed with five versus three on Day 2. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 3.497 strokes tee-to-green but losing 1.448 with the flat stick. The Xavier alum dropped his three on consecutive holes (14-16), two of those 3-putts, overshadowed by circles at 11 (from 29'0"), 13, 6, 8 and 9, the latter from the fringe 36'8" away. He ended with a commercial 2.000 putts per GIR and 33 total putts. Mar 31 - 3:14 PM

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Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 107 Jason Kokrak carved out a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the two-day second round of the Genesis Open for a 36-hole total of 5-under 137, up two places to T6, two shy of clubhouse leader Jhonattan Vegas.

The Xavier alum was the 36-hole leader here last year by one, eventually finishing a career-tying-best T2 (T2, 2012 Open). It's his lone top 40 in five prior appearances but after posting rounds of 68-64-70-68, extended his sub-par streak at Riviera CC to five consecutive. The 31-year-old built on that resume with 4-under 67 in R1 and a four-birdie three-bogey effort in R2. He got 10 holes of the second round completed on Friday (2-under), and returned Saturday morning to back-to-back bogeys at 2 and 3, but got back into the red with a walk-off 3 at the par-4 ninth.
Feb 18 - 2:39 PM

New father Jason Kokrak returns to action at this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

The big hitter has been dormant since a T45 at The RSM Classic. After the holiday break he welcomed in the birth of his son, joining the fatherhood fraternity for the first time. Kokrak has had a few weeks to enjoy that huge life event, but now he's back in action at Torrey Pines. In three previous trips he's posted a MC, a WD, and a T25. The Xavier product has 14 career top 10s on his resume, but he's still searching for his maiden victory.
Jan 25 - 2:23 PM

Playing Sea Island's Seaside Course, Jason Kokrak crafted a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in the second round of The RSM Classic to reach 10-under 132, up 18 places to T5 with play still in progress.

The 31-year-old is making his fifth straight appearance with a best of T10 in 2014. He kicked off on the Plantation Course (par 72) with a 5-under 67 (six birdies, one bogey) and repeated that same formula in R2. The Xavier alum squared bogey-5 at the second (failed sand save) and then played his final 16 holes blemish-free, circling five conventional birdies and adding a 15-footer from the fringe at the fourth for birdie-3. He landed eight (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation for a second consecutive lap, posting 1.733 putts per GIR.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Jason Kokrak will take his first look at Sheshan International Golf Club as he prepares for this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China.

The big-hitting Xavier product closed out the 2015-16 season with three straight top 20s, all during the FedExCup Playoffs. The good form came to a halt when he missed the cut at the Safeway Open to kick off the 2016-17 campaign. Perhaps his mind was already thinking ahead to this week for his WGC debut. Kokrak has never cracked the 35 in a major championship, so these stronger fields seem to baffle him. However, his recent success in the FEC Playoffs should have his confidence soaring as he readies for Sheshan.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Jason Kokrak pieced together a 5-under-par 32-34=66 during the closing round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, leaving TPC Boston with a 9-under 275 aggregate, good for a T11 on the live leaderboard with play still in progress.

Kokrak missed just two fairways on Sunday and outdid himself by splitting 13 (of 14) today. That allowed him to pelt 15 greens in regulation and set up plenty of scoring chances. From there, his flat stick converted on three birdie splashes between 14-and-22 feet. He also sank a 9'11" par-saver at the par-4 13th hole to walk off the course with 2.23 strokes gained putting. After a T7 at last week's Barclays, this will be his second top 15 of the FedExCup Playoffs, and also beats his previous best at TPC Boston (T16, 2014). Currently projected at 36th in the FedExCup standings, he'll need one more strong finish to make it to East Lake for the first time in his career.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Jason Kokrak signed for a 2-under-par 34-35=69 after the final round of The Barclays to reach 6-under 278, up three spots on the live leaderboard to T7 and projected to bump 22 places to 43rd in the FedExCup standings.

The 31-year-old was making his fourth appearance with a best of T9 on debut in 2013 (Liberty National GC). He began the final frame on 4-under in a six-way logjam on T10, five adrift of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. The Xavier alum landed eight (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, currently second for the week in the latter at 76.39 percent (55/72). He squared a lone bogey-5 at the 11th, missing a par-saver from 4'4", but camouflaged it with birdies on Nos. 3, 7 and 15, highlighted by a 52-footer for birdie at the par-3 third. Kokrak missed three scoring chances from inside of 10 feet contributing to -0.094 in SG: Putting and 1.800 putts per GIR. This is his third top 10 of the season in 26 starts, first since T6 at the Heritage in mid-April.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Jason Kokrak spun a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in today's second round of The Barclays to reach halftime on 2-under 140, up 71 places to T15 with play still in progress.

Making his fourth consecutive appearance, the 31-year-old labored to a two-birdie five-bogey 74 in the opener, but went eight shots better on Day 2. At the time he signed his card, he's at 5.026 SG: Total as opposed to a -1.874 in R1. The Xavier alum landed only five (of 14) fairways but hit 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.643 putts per GIR. His lone blemish was bogey-5 at the 10th (failed scramble), and kept it that way with a par-saver from the fringe (41'4") at the par-4 18th. The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident circled six birdies, including all three par 5s, after not birdieing any of them in R1. He holed-out for birdie-4 at the seventh from 25'7" away in the rough, and also dropped a 20-footer at the par-5 13th.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Jason Kokrak spun a bogey-free 4-under-par 32-34=66 in today's second round of the Travelers Championship to reach halftime on 4-under 136, up 62 places to T11 with play still in progress.

The 31-year-old opened his third appearance with even-par 70, erasing three birdies with one bogey and a double bogey-6. Day 2 began off No. 10 tee and he went out in 1-under, circling birdie-4 at the 13th from 5'11". The Canada native hit eight of nine greens on his first half, the exception coming at the drivable par-4 15th, where he hit his tee shot into the water but was able to save par from 4'11". He came home in 3-under, adding circles on holes 1, 4 and 6, with a long of 15'1" at the par-4 fourth. For a second straight lap, Kokrak split 10 (of 14) fairways but digressed slightly from 16 to 15 GIR.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 12:50:00 PM

Jason Kokrak readies for his third PGA Championship and kicks off on Thursday at 7:20 a.m. ET with PGA club pro Josh Speight and Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg.

The 31-year-old is well-rested coming off a five-week break following a T29 at the QL National. That was his best finish since T6 at the RBC Heritage, where he was T2 thru 54 holes but backed up with 2-over 73. In-between, he missed three cuts and WD'd (unknown) during R2 at THE PLAYERS, 4-over thru 32 holes. The North Bay, Ontario, native is making his fifth major appearance, missing the cut at the 2013 and 2014 PGA's, MCing at the 2007 U.S. Open as an amateur, and cashing his first paycheck with T37 at this year's U.S. Open (71-70-74-74). He's 65th in FEC standings with a T2 at the NTO his only other top 10 in 22 starts.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 07:41:00 PM

Jason Kokrak authored an even-par 35-35=70 in the second round of the 116th U.S. Open to reach the midpoint on 1-over 141, currently T20 on the leaderboard.

The 31-year-old is making his second appearance and first since missing the cut in 2007, the last time the championship was held at Oakmont CC. He got here via the Powell, Ohio, Sectional, right after a missed cut at the Memorial. Like the rest of those that will actually finish on Friday, the Xavier University alum played 36 holes after not getting in any in the books on Thursday. Kokrak opened with a two-birdie three-bogey 71 on nine (of 14) fairways, 13 greens in regulation and taking 32 putts. He ate a quick lunch and came back with four birdies in R2, but erased them with a double at the first and bogeys on 16 and 18.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Jason Kokrak heads back to his old stomping grounds for an appointment with Muirfield Village Golf Club at this week's Memorial.

The Xavier University product will be teeing it up two hours from his old campus. That hasn't helped him in the past, as he's 0-for-2 here with three of his four rounds going for 76 or worse. Kokrak is the type of golfer that can go missed cut, missed cut, top 10, and no one will blink an eye. His strokes gained approach-the-green ranks 73rd on TOUR, which will be key this week on a course that requires you to not only hit the greens, but land it on the proper side as well. Gamers should consider Kokrak a very nice boom-or-bust selection in deep fantasy formats this week.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 08:07:00 AM

Jason Kokrak has withdrawn from this week's PLAYERS, he was 4-over-par through 32 holes at the time of the WD. No reason has been cited at the time.

Kokrak opened the week with a 1-over-par 35-38=73 on Thursday. The big blemish was a double bogey 7 on the par-5 11th hole. On that hole, he went fairway bunker to fairway bunker to greenside bunker, and still needed two more shots just to reach the green surface from there. His Friday effort was calmer, but a lone birdie did not offset the four bogeys he carded. This is likely a case of not wanting to wait out the weather delay since his missed-cut fate was sealed at that time. If an injury does pop up, we will make sure to pass along that information with an update.
Fri, May 13, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Jason Kokrak plays a home game as he makes his fifth appearance in the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Charlotte resident has the length off the tee to contend at the 7,575-yard Quail Hollow Club, ranking T5 on TOUR in driving distance at 308.0 yards. That hasn't translated here however, with one top 40 (T23/2014) in four attempts and two missed cuts, including by two last year at 2-over-par 77-69=146. Kokrak's scoring average at the par-72 layout is 72.58 with five red numbers in 12 rounds. He enters 34th in the FedExCup standings with six top 25s on 16 starts, two for top 10s, most recently playing out of the final twosome on Sunday at the Heritage, one adrift, but closed in 2-over 73 for T6. The 30-year-old chased with a MC by one (72-73) the following week at Valero in his last start.
Wed, May 4, 2016 02:05:00 PM

Jason Kokrak faded to a 2-over-par 37-36=73 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to wrap his fifth appearance at 4-under 280, down four places on the day and five in arrears to champion Branden Grace.

Dating back to last year's T18, Kokrak had put his last six in the par-or-better column at Harbour Town but snapped that streak with a disappointing double bogey-6 on the 72nd hole (from the fairway). Par on the last would've secured solo fourth, dropping instead into a three-way T6. The 30-year-old, looking for his first TOUR title in his 116th career start, began the final round one shy of 54-hole leader and playing competitor Luke Donald. He split 10 (of 14) fairways but managed only nine greens in regulation for his first negative number in strokes gained: tee-to-green of the week (-0.402). The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident birdied each of the three par 5s but that was it, erasing them with bogeys on holes 1, 3, and 8. He settles for his second top 10 of the season (T2, NTO) in his 15th start.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 07:18:00 PM