Golf Saudi ambassador Jason Kokrak fought back from a ten-shot deficit this weekend, to win by two on Sunday at Memorial Park Golf Course. Rounds of 66, and 65 demonstrated Kokrak’s winning mentality as others dropped down the leaderboard during the final 9 holes.
Starting the final day two shots behind overnight leader Scottie Scheffler, the 36-year-old reeled off four straight birdies through holes 13-16 rolling in putts when they truly mattered. This direct move up the leaderboard stunned other players in contention, including Kevin Tway, Kramer Hickok and Martin Trainer who did not have the fire power to chase the winning score of -10 under par.
Kokrak turned pro in 2008, managing his break-through win on the PGA Tour in 2020 at the Charles Schwab Open in May. This weekend’s victory in Houston marks his third victory in 13 months, firmly moving him into the world’s top 25, and FedEx Cup top 10.
As an international ambassador, Jason Kokrak is representing Golf Saudi in its extensive efforts to promote the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia globally as a new powerhouse in golf, growing the game domestically by attracting young Saudi’s to experience world class events, mass participation programs and modern facilities.