JASON KOKRAK WON THE CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE at Hogan’s Alley (Colonial Country Club) in Fort Worth, Texas. It was Kokrak’s second victory of the season after going 233 starts without a win on the PGA Tour.
Kokrak shot an even-par 70 in the final round to beat runner-up Jodan Spieth (73) by two strokes. The final holes were a grim march to the clubhouse. Neither man looked comfortable with their games coming down the stretch, although Kokrak made a few clutch putts while Spieth later said he didn’t know what to expect from his golf swing.
“We grinded it out,” Kokrak said about he and Spieth not having their “A game.” The crowd favorite was the Texan, Spieth, so Kokrak also faced that added challenge.
The Charles Schwab Challenge returned to its usual spot on the calendar and featured a field that included Justin Thomas, defending champion Daniel Berger and PGA champion Phil Mickelson (who missed the cut).
Past winners at Colonial included Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Kevin Kisner and Justin Rose.
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