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Jason Kokrak

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225

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World No. 103 Jason Kokrak painted a bogey-free 7-under-par 32-31=63 on Moving Day at the Wyndham Championship to reach 10-under 200, up 57 places on the live leaderboard to T9 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Kokrak is T15 and his 63 was the low lap of the day.
After opening in 68-69, the Charlotte resident was one of 20 players to make the cut on the number. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.503 strokes off-the-tee and 1.480 around-the-green. The 32-year-old circled seven birdies at Nos. 1, 5, 6, 12, 14, 15 and 18, two of those 2-putt varieties and two from between 18 and 23 feet. He posted 1.615 putts per GIR and 3.470 SG: Putting, taking 26 total putts. The Xavier alum's previous best at Sedgefield CC in 12 laps was 66/R1 in 2012, where he eventually finished T73, and his 63 was just one off a season and career low. Aug 19 - 3:20 PM

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Jason Kokrak stays close to home as he preps for this week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Charlotte resident was slow out of the gate at last week's PGA Championship but rallied to record three rounds of 72 or better, finishing T33 by week's end. Playing at Quail Hollow, Kokrak was right in his local comfort zone, and now he takes a short trip to Greensboro. Knowledge of the area hasn't helped him in the past here, arriving with a 1-for-4 record with T73 being his best finish here. The 32-year-old is having a somewhat down year by his standards, but still ranks 99th in the FedExCup race as we prep for the final event of the regular season. Tee-to-green is never a problem for Kokrak but his short game will determine his success this week. For the year, he currently ranks 165th in strokes gained around-the-green and 194th in strokes gained putting.
Aug 15 - 7:49 AM

Canadian-born American and World No. 102 Jason Kokrak does battle in his third RBC Canadian Open and checks in at 99th in the FedExCup standings.

The 32-year-old is a native of North Bay, Ontario, 225 miles north of Oakville, home of Glen Abbey GC. He played high school golf in Ohio, graduated from Xavier in Cincinnati, and resides in Charlotte. Kokrak is 2-for-2 in his quasi-national open, with a best of T31 on last visit in 2013 (72-68-69-73). He's 16-for-25 on the season with five top 25s but just one top 10, a solo 4th at the Byron Nelson seven starts ago where he was the 36-hole leader (66-62-72-70). Kokrak ranks 121st on TOUR in scoring average (71.207) and 153rd in par-5 scoring average (4.74).
Jul 26 - 6:54 PM

Jason Kokrak is a pre-tournament WD from this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic, as he currently waits for his tee time at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio.

Kokrak posted a T35 at last week's Memorial Tournament, despite a 6-over 78 in the finale. Now he's scheduled to play in the sectional qualifier in Columbus which is currently in a weather delay. Pulling his name from the St. Jude Classic field should free up his mind to be able to wait out the weather and not feel rushed. In his place, S.J. Park will get a spot in this week's St. Jude Classic field.
Jun 5 - 9:07 AM

World No. 98 Jason Kokrak pieced together a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament to reach 6-under 210, currently T10 on the leaderboard and up three places on the day.

This is the 32-year-old's fourth appearance and first time playing more than two rounds. He checked in at 93rd in the FedExCup standings, 12-for-18 on the season with five top 25s and one top 10, a solo 4th two starts ago at the Byron Nelson where he was the midpoint leader by five. After kicking off in 73-67, the Xavier alum began on 4-under (T13), 10 adrift of 36-hole leader Jason Dufner and hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. He squared bogey-5s at 1 and 6 and double bogey-6 at 10, outpaced by six birdies at 3, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 17, all from inside of 11 feet. The North Carolina resident posted 1.643 putts per GIR and eked out a 0.172 SG: Putting at the time he signed his card.
Jun 3 - 4:47 PM

Second-round leader and World No. 128 Jason Kokrak pieced together an even-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 10-under 270, down one spot to solo 4th, two swings shy of a 2-man playoff involving Jason Day and eventual champ Billy Horschel.

After opening in 66 and career-low 62, the Xavier alum led by five at halftime, the largest 36-hole lead in the tourney's 64-year history and tying the 36-hole scoring record. It was his second 36-hole lead/co-lead and drops to 0-2. After a 72 in R3, the 31-year-old began in a two-way T3 on 10-under, two back of 54-hole leader James Hahn. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he found eight (of 14) fairways and just eight greens in regulation, posting a -1.718 SG: Tee-to-Green but 2.677 SG: Putting. Kokrak squared the first and doubled the fourth, before battling back with birdies at 6 and 7 to turn 1-over. He came to the house in 1-under, outpacing bogey-5s at 10 and 12 with birdies at 11, 15 and 16. This was the North Carolina resident's first cash at the Nelson in two tries (MC/2012) and fifth top 25 of the season in 17 starts, first top 10. He remains winless on TOUR in 146 career events.
May 21 - 8:02 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 128 Jason Kokrak backed up with a 2-over-par 37-35=72 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, dropping two spots into a two-way T3 on 10-under 200, two back of 54-hole leader James Hahn, who shot 64.

After opening in 66 and career-low 62, the Xavier alum led by five, the largest 36-hole lead in the tournament's 64-year history and tying the 36-hole scoring record. Playing out of the final threesome, he conjured seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.696 strokes approaching-the-green and 2.099 tee-to-green. The 31-year-old, who celebrates his b-day in two days (May 22nd), outbalanced three birdies at 4, 7 and 16, with bogeys at 3 (3-putt from 51'11") and 17 (failed sand save), and triple bogey-6 at the fifth, where he took three to get on the surface and 3-jacked from 33'0". He posted a pedestrian 1.818 putts per GIR and -0.739 SG: Putting, whiffing a 40-incher for birdie at the 15th but did manage to drop a pair of par-savers from between six and 12 feet to avoid further damage.
May 20 - 6:31 PM

Jason Kokrak feasted on TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas in round two of the AT&T Byron Nelson, firing a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-31=62, good for low round of the day to reach 12-under 128 at the midpoint, five shots clear from solo-second Billy Horschel.

Kokrak was no slouch on day one as he traded six birdies with two bogeys. He took it to another level today as he was throwing darts all day long. Kokrak circled eight birdies today, and all of them came on putts from 14 feet or shorter. He walked off the course gaining 3.738 strokes approaching-the-green, but it's been a balanced attack thus far, ranking inside the top 15 in all of the strokes gained sub-categories. This falls two shy of the course record set by Keegan Bradley in 2013, but it does go in the books as a new career low on the PGA TOUR for Kokrak. His previous best was a 63 in R1 of the 2013 CareerBuilder. In Kokrak's only other 36-hole lead (2016 Northern Trust) he would follow it up with rounds of 70-68 to finish T2.
May 19 - 7:27 PM

Making his first start at the AT&T Byron Nelson since a missed cut in 2012, Jason Kokrak opened the week with a 4-under-par 31-35=66 to find himself just two off the early pacesetters.

The big hitter gained 2.112 strokes off-the-tee today, using power over accuracy as he bombed seven drives over 300 yards, including a pair of 373-yard dingers. From there, he landed 14 greens in regulation and converted on six scoring chances, five from inside nine feet. The lone conversion from double digits came from 17'6" for birdie at the par-3 fifth hole. Kokrak entered the week with seven straight finishes outside the top 50, so it will be interesting to see if he can piece together two or three more good rounds.
May 18 - 3:11 PM

World No. 120 Jason Kokrak readies for his sixth Wells Fargo Championship, which is making a 1-year stop at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina, and arrives at 115th in the FedExCup standings.

The Canadian, who resides in Charlotte, NC, has had limited success at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, the tournament's host site for the first 14 editions. He posted one top 25 (T23/2014) among two cashes in five attempts, so perhaps a change in venue will produce better results. The 31-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on May 22nd, is 10-for-14 on the season with four top 25s, most recently T22 at the Genesis in mid-February, and a season best of T15 at the OHL Classic back in November. The Xavier alum ended calendar-year 2016 ranked 89th in OWGR, so he's heading the wrong way.
May 3 - 1:43 PM

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

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