Winner’s Circle: Jason Kokrak Disappoints Colonial Crowd, Claims Trophy

Jason Kokrak Wins Charles Schwab Challenge
Jason Kokrak celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC on May 30, 2021 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)

For most of Sunday at Colonial Country Club, Jason Kokrak played the role of an annoying party crasher. At the end, he became the heel who stole the keg of beer.

Kokrak beat Dallas native Jordan Spieth on his home turf where the only one rooting for the guy with the beer belly was his caddie.

The 36-year old journeyman beat the 27-year old superstar, and crowd favorite, with a mediocre final round 70. Spieth, though, was worse – finishing with a 73 to lose by two shots.

Kokrak finished with five birdies against five bogeys to settle his four rounds the way he ended three: on 14 under.

For his second career PGA Tour victory, Kokrak earned $1,350,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 4 on the money list and fifth in FedExCup points. He also picked up 58 Official World Golf Ranking points and will move to No. 23, his career best world ranking.

For his second-place finish, Spieth earned $817,500 and 300 FedExCup points. He also secured 34.8 world-ranking points and will move up from 29 to No. 22.


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Pro-File

Name: Jason Kokrak
Nationality: American
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 225 lb
Birthdate: May. 22 1985 (age 36)
Native: Cleveland, Ohio
Equipment Sponsor: PXG

Charles Schwab Challenge: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Jason Kokrak -14 (E)
2. Jordan Spieth -12 (+3)
3. Charley Hoffman -10 (-5)
3. Patton Kizzire -10 (-3)
3. Ian Poulter -10 (-2)
3. Sebastian Munoz -10 (-2)


Top Check Cashers: Top 5

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. Jason Kokrak ($1,350,000)
2. Jordan Spieth ($817,500)
3. Charley Hoffman ($366,094)
3. Patton Kizzire ($366,094)
3. Ian Poulter ($366,094)
3. Sebastian Munoz ($366,094)


Jason Kokrak’s Winning Stats

Driving: 322.6 (2nd)
Fairways: 39/56 70.5% (8th)
Greens: 55/72, 76.8% (1st)
Putts/Per GIR: 91/1.651 (12th)
Scores: 18 Birdies, 33 Pars, 5 Bogeys


Jason Kokrak’s 2021 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 19
Cuts Made: 16
Wins: 2 (CJ Cup, Chas Schwab)
Additional Top 10: 3
Earnings: $4,636,183 (4th)
FedExCup Pts: 1,511 (5th)
World Rank Before/After: 35/23
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WITB: Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak Wins Charles Schwab Challenge
Jason Kokrak hits his tee shot on the 8th hole during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC on May 30, 2021 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)

Jason Kokrak plays a mixed bag of TaylorMade (driver, woods), PXG (irons, wedges), and Titleist (wedges, ball). He uses a Bettinardi putter.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9°)
3-Wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (15°)
7-Wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (21°)
Irons: PXG 0311 Gen4 (4-PW)
Irons: Titleist U500 (4)
Irons: Callaway X Forged CB (5-PW)
Gap : PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy (52°)
Sand: Vokey SM8 (56˚)
Lob: Vokey SM8 (60˚)
Putter: Bettinardi Studio Stock 38
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Clothing: William Murray

Source: National Club Golfer

More to come…


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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