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Jason Kokrak

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

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Jason Kokrak cruised to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of the Houston Open, two off the early pacesetters.
The big hitter split 12 (of 14) fairways on his way toward 15 greens in regulation. That accuracy combined with his distance helped yield 1.827 strokes gained off-the-tee. Kokrak missed four scoring chances from inside 14 feet but his ball-striking helped him coast anyway. To make up a bit of that, he knocked in a 14'9" par-saver at the closing, par-4 18th. Kokrak entered with a 3-for-6 record at this event with a solo 9th (2013) being the only top-65 finish. Mar 29 - 8:18 PM

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World No. 122 Jason Kokrak fashioned a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to finish up on 5-under 279, up 15 spots to T10 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Kokrak finished T8.

After opening in 72-67-72, the 32-year-old began T25 on 2-under, three shy of the overnight top 10. He hit eight (of 13) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 1.159 strokes off-the-tee and 1.226 approaching-the-green. The Xavier alum squared a lone bogey-6 at hole 5, outpaced by four circles at 1, 13, 15 and 17, the latter three were birdie-2s. He posted 1.813 putts per GIR and 0.302 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts. Kokrak is now 4-for-8 at the Valspar with three top 25s and a possible second top 10 (T7/2015). He improves to 10-for-11 on the season with six top 25s, two straight, and potentially a third top 10 (T8, CareerBuilder; T7, Sanderson Farms).
Mar 11 - 3:58 PM

World No. 122 Jason Kokrak navigated a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the second round of the Valspar Championship to reach 3-under 139, up 41 places on the live leaderboard to T7, one shy of a quintet of 36-hole clubhouse leaders and two back of the leader on the course Corey Conners.

This is the 32-year-old's sixth Valspar with two prior top 25s among three cashes and one top 10 (T7/2015). He hit eight (of 13) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 3.643 strokes around-the-green and 5.490 tee-to-green. The Xavier alum squared three bogeys at holes 3 (3-putt from 48'1"), 6 and 13, smothered by four conventional circles at 4, 5, 7, and 9, adding a hole-out, eagle-3 at 1 from 54'2" away. and a hole-out, birdie-3 at 16 from a greenside bunker (73'3"). He posted 1.545 putts per GIR and -0.305 SG: Putting with 24 total putts. Kokrak opened in 1-over 72 (three birdies, two bogeys and double bogey-7).
Mar 9 - 5:13 PM

Jason Kokrak arrives at the Valspar Championship at Copperhead this week looking for his sixth consecutive cut made.

Kokrak has been very consistent and very busy this season, making nine cuts in 10 events entered so far. That includes a pair of top-10 finishes, including an eighth-place showing at the CareerBuilder Challenge when he fired an opening-round 63. He has a nice display of power and finesse, ranking 23rd in Driving Distance (308.1 yards) while showing solid scrambling ability from 30 yards and in. As long as he can avoid Copperhead's many bunkers, as he ranks 117th in tour in Sand Save Percentage (46.67), he'll be a solid No. 3 or 4 DFS option.
Mar 7 - 6:07 PM

Jason Kokrak connected on five birdies en route to a 3-under-par 33-35=68 during round one of the Genesis Open, sharing a piece of sixth place on the live leaderboard.

The big hitter took advantage of the par 5s, playing them at 3-under today with birdies on all of them. Other than that, his approach game was nothing to write home about. Outside of the par 5s, he gave himself just one scoring chance from inside 15 feet. Both of his par-4 birdies came from just inside 19 feet. The masher gained 1.775 strokes off-the-tee today and should continue to carve out Riviera Country Club with the driver, barring any penalty setbacks. With Riviera CC being the site of his first career 36-hole lead, it would be very cool to see him also make it the site of his first career TOUR win, two years later.
Feb 15 - 8:10 PM

World No. 142 Jason Kokrak bobbed and weaved to a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge for a four-day total of 18-under 270, up one place to T8.

The 32-year-old improves to 3-for-6 at the CBC with two top 25 and two top 10s (T8/2013). It's his fourth top 25 of the season in seven starts and second top 10, joining a T7 at the Sanderson Farms. After opening in 63-67-71, the Xavier alum began T9 on 15-under, four back of 54-hole leader Austin Cook. He conjured four (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, losing 1.388 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 1.236 on approach. The North Carolina resident carded seven birdies, including five straight at 12-16, taking some luster off with back-nine bogeys at 10 and 17 (water ball) and double bogey-6 at 18. He recorded 1.500 putts per GIR and 2.109 SG: Putting with 25 total putts.
Jan 21 - 6:56 PM

Playing the Stadium Course, World No. 142 Jason Kokrak back-pedaled with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, dropping five spots to solo 8th on 15-under 201, four back of 54-hole clubhouse leader Austin Cook.

Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 32-year-old mustered six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 0.633 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.552 approaching-the-green and -0.191 tee-to-green. The Xavier alum squared two bogeys at 13 and 15 (missed par-saver from 3'11"), slightly outpaced by three circles at 11, 16 and 2, two from between 12 and 21 feet. He recorded 1.700 putts per GIR and 1.384 SG: Putting with 26 total putts, buoyed by a 22-foot par-saver at the par-4 third.
Jan 20 - 5:55 PM

Playing the Nicklaus Tournament Course, World No. 142 Jason Kokrak tossed up a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge for a two-day tally of 14-under 130, currently T2 on the leaderboard and the new 36-hole clubhouse leader, bumping Zach Johnson. UPDATE: With play completed, Kokrak is solo 3rd, two back of 36-hole leader Andrew Landry.

The 32-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.538 putts per GIR, currently No. 1 in the latter thru 36 holes (1.444). He squared a lone bogey-5 at 10, offset by six circles at 1, 2, 7, 9, 13 and 15, taking 27 total putts. The Xavier alum will move to the Stadium Course in R3 on Saturday. He entered the week 3-for-6 on the season with three top 25s and one top 10, a T7 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms five starts ago.
Jan 19 - 6:24 PM

Jason Kokrak finds himself in a share of second place after signing for a 9-under-par 31-32=63 after his opening round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, played at La Quinta Country Club.

Kokrak started his week on the easiest of the three courses and it showed. He opened on the back nine and circled five birdies to camouflage one bogey before making the turn. As you'd expect from the big-hitting Kokrak, he ended the day with a par-5 scoring average of 3.75 (-5). Making his sixth appearance at this event, the Xavier product entered with a 2-for-3 record at this event. The highlight was a T8 in 2013 where he also opened the week with a 63. Kokrak will now head to the Nicklaus Tournament Course where he'll need to keep his foot on the gas before holding on at the Stadium Course.
Jan 18 - 6:38 PM

Continuing a strong run of recent play, Jason Kokrak led off The RSM Classic with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 while taking on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club, placing him in an early share of the clubhouse lead.

The big hitter arrived with top 20s in three of his four starts this season and was T24 at the midpoint of his other start. Today, he took on the easier of the two layouts and took full advantage of the scoring opportunities. Kokrak pelted 17 greens in regulation and made sure he didn't waste his chances on the par 5s, circling birdies on 3-of-4. With a solid start under his belt, he can now put the driver away for most of round two as he takes on the Seaside Course next, a venue with just a pair of par 5s to manhandle. The Xavier product entered with a 4-for-5 record at this event with the clear highlight being a T10 during the 2014 edition.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Jason Kokrak smoothed a 4-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, placing his name in the mix early in the week.

The big hitter entered the week without much success at TPC Summerlin, just 2-for-5 with nothing better than T38 to his credit. Slow starts have plagued him here as he's been T53 or worse after R1 in all five of his starts here. He turned that trend upside down as he caught fire with the flat stick, rolling in four putts from outside eight feet. That included a 29'4" birdie bomb at the par-4 second hole. This round could mean Kokrak has figured out TPC Summerlin, or it could be a blip on the radar. We will have three more rounds to find out which it is.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 08:59:00 PM

World No. 116 Jason Kokrak enjoyed a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to conclude on 9-under 279, up 23 places to T9 with play still in progress.

This was the 32-year-old's fourth appearance, third straight top 25 and possibly a first top 10 (T12/2016). It's his second start of the season and second consecutive top 25 (T17, Safeway). After kicking off in 69-70-73, the Xavier alum began T32 on 4-under, three shy of the overnight top 10. He mustered five (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.904 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.299 around-the-green. The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident circled five at holes 1, 3, 14, 15 and 18, two from between 10 and 16 feet, adding a 20-footer from the fringe at the par-4 first. He posted 1.692 putts per GIR and 2.250 SG: Putting with 26 total putts.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:10:00 PM

World No. 106 Jason Kokrak embarks on his sixth Safeway Open in Napa, California.

The Xavier alum enjoyed the previous venue with top-12 finishes at CordeValle GC in 2014 (T12) and a tied career-best T2 on debut in 2012. His other career best came at The Northern Trust (Riviera CC) in 2016, where he also finished T2, so it's noted that both of his high-water marks in 157 career events have come in California. The 32-year-old has not fared well since the move to Silverado Resort in 2015, posting a T46/2015, a DQ after a first-round 5-over 77 in 2016, and a MC (by six) last year after laps of 71-76. He finished 77th in the final FedExCup standings last season, going 20-for-28 with seven top 25s but just one top 10, a solo 4th at the Byron Nelson back in May where he was the 36-hole leader (66, career-low 62), but faded with 72-70.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 01:18:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 03:20:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 07:49:00 AM