Charles Schwab Challenge R4

Jason Kokrak wins by two strokes

Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R4
May 27-30
Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Jason Kokrak shot a 70 on Sunday to beat playing partner and local favourite Jordan Spieth to the Charles Schwab Challenge title by two strokes after firing five birdies and five bogeys to close at 14-under 266.


Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R4

“They were definitely rooting for the guy next to me,” said Kokrak. “Both of us didn’t have our A-game today. We grinded it out.”

Kokrak joins Bryson DeChambeau and Stewart Cink as the third player to win two PGA Tour titles this season following his win at the CJ CUP @ Shadow Creek in October.


Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R4

He will move to fifth in the FedEx Cup and will likely head to the Tour Championship.

“All I try to do is to get better every single year,” he said. “It’s not a flash in the pan.”


Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R4

Kokrak credits his caddie, former Korn Ferry Tour player David Robinson, with improving his putting.

“Ever since we got together four years ago, I called him up and said, listen, this is going to be a good ride,” Kokrak said. “I’m a pretty good ball-striker and you’re a great green reader. We’ll make a good duo.”

Indeed, he’s currently seventh in Strokes Gained: Putting after ranking 151st last season. His average in his previous nine seasons on Tour was 124th.


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Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R4

Spieth, who had made only two bogeys over the first three rounds and started the fourth with a one stroke lead, started off on the wrong foot with three consecutive bogeys from the 2nd hole. He birdied the 6th and 9th to make the turn in 1-over 36 but bogeyed the 15th and 18th to close with a 73.

Spieth has now had eight top-10 finishes in his last eleven starts, one more than over the last two seasons combined.

Charley Hoffman closed with a 65 to take a share of third place at 10-under alongside Patton Kizzire (67), Sebastián Muñoz (68) and Ian Poulter (68).

Charles Schwab Challenge 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Jason Kokrak
-14
65
65
66
70
266
2
Jordan Spieth
-12
63
66
66
73
268
T3
Charley Hoffman
-10
71
62
72
65
270
T3
Patton Kizzire
-10
67
65
71
67
270
T3
Sebastián Muñoz
-10
67
65
70
68
270
T3
Ian Poulter
-10
68
70
64
68
270
7
Troy Merritt
-7
68
71
69
65
273
T8
Emiliano Grillo
-6
70
68
68
68
274
T8
Lucas Glover
-6
74
67
65
68
274
T8
Adam Hadwin
-6
66
67
71
70
274
T8
Brian Harman
-6
69
66
69
70
274
T8
Kyle Stanley
-6
69
67
68
70
274
T8
Brendon Todd
-6
72
64
67
71
274
T14
Gary Woodland
-5
70
69
69
67
275
T14
Abraham Ancer
-5
70
71
67
67
275
T14
Collin Morikawa
-5
69
66
72
68
275
T14
Doug Ghim
-5
68
71
66
70
275
T14
Kramer Hickok
-5
66
68
70
71
275
T14
Talor Gooch
-5
67
69
68
71
275
T20
Adam Long
-4
70
68
71
67
276
T20
Daniel Berger
-4
68
68
72
68
276
T20
Wyndham Clark
-4
70
70
68
68
276
T20
Vincent Whaley
-4
69
66
72
69
276
T20
John Augenstein
-4
69
68
69
70
276
T20
Corey Conners
-4
70
67
68
71
276
T20
Justin Rose
-4
68
68
69
71
276
T20
Maverick McNealy
-4
70
63
71
72
276
T20
Kevin Streelman
-4
69
66
69
72
276
T20
Tony Finau
-4
69
67
68
72
276
T20
Erik Compton
-4
65
68
70
73
276
T20
Sergio Garcia
-4
63
69
68
76
276
T32
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-3
73
66
71
67
277
T32
Kevin Na
-3
73
65
71
68
277
T32
Nate Lashley
-3
70
68
70
69
277
T32
Ryan Palmer
-3
74
66
68
69
277
T32
Zach Johnson
-3
72
68
68
69
277
T32
Cameron Tringale
-3
67
69
71
70
277
T32
C.T. Pan
-3
71
67
69
70
277
T32
Harold Varner III
-3
74
64
67
72
277
T40
Billy Horschel
-2
71
68
72
67
278
T40
Carlos Ortiz
-2
70
69
71
68
278
T40
Justin Thomas
-2
72
66
71
69
278
T40
Kevin Kisner
-2
69
67
71
71
278
T40
Danny Lee
-2
72
66
69
71
278
T45
Cam Davis
-1
70
70
71
68
279
T45
Hudson Swafford
-1
71
70
69
69
279
T45
Richy Werenski
-1
68
72
69
70
279
T45
Robert Streb
-1
67
68
72
72
279
T45
Pat Perez
-1
70
70
65
74
279
T50
Brandt Snedeker
E
66
70
75
69
280
T50
Tyler McCumber
E
69
71
71
69
280
T50
Joaquin Niemann
E
69
69
72
70
280
T50
Matt Kuchar
E
74
67
69
70
280
T50
Henrik Norlander
E
69
72
69
70
280
T50
Byeong Hun An
E
67
71
70
72
280
T56
Brice Garnett
1
70
67
74
70
281
T56
Brian Stuard
1
68
73
70
70
281
T56
Matt Wallace
1
71
70
68
72
281
T59
Will Zalatoris
2
69
71
70
72
282
T59
Doc Redman
2
68
72
68
74
282
T59
Robby Shelton
2
70
71
67
74
282
T62
Andrew Landry
3
71
70
71
71
283
T62
Nick Taylor
3
71
66
71
75
283
T62
Sung Kang
3
74
65
66
78
283
T65
Adam Schenk
4
73
67
72
72
284
T65
Jason Dufner
4
72
66
72
74
284
T67
Scott Stallings
5
72
68
71
74
285
T67
Rory Sabbatini
5
69
68
73
75
285
T69
Camilo Villegas
6
69
71
76
70
286
T69
Jhonattan Vegas
6
73
68
74
71
286
T69
Mark Hubbard
6
74
67
72
73
286
T69
Chris Kirk
6
71
69
69
77
286
73
Xinjun Zhang
9
71
70
71
77
289
74
J.J. Henry
11
69
71
74
77
291
75
D.A. Points
13
74
67
72
80
293
CUT
Andrew Putnam
2
69
73
142
CUT
Russell Knox
2
73
69
142
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
2
72
70
142
CUT
Scott Brown
2
71
71
142
CUT
Austin Cook
2
75
67
142
CUT
Matt Jones
2
71
71
142
CUT
Patrick Reed
2
68
74
142
CUT
Phil Mickelson
2
73
69
142
CUT
Sungjae Im
2
71
71
142
CUT
Sepp Straka
2
68
74
142
CUT
Luke List
2
74
68
142
CUT
James Hahn
3
72
71
143
CUT
Michael Thompson
3
72
71
143
CUT
Cameron Percy
3
72
71
143
CUT
Peter Uihlein
3
70
73
143
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
3
70
73
143
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
3
72
71
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
3
72
71
143
CUT
Harry Higgs
3
70
73
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
3
75
68
143
CUT
Sahith Theegala
4
73
71
144
CUT
Brian Gay
4
73
71
144
CUT
Keith Mitchell
4
73
71
144
CUT
Peter Malnati
4
74
70
144
CUT
Lee Westwood
4
75
69
144
CUT
Denny McCarthy
5
73
72
145
CUT
Cameron Champ
5
75
70
145
CUT
Henrik Stenson
5
72
73
145
CUT
Jimmy Walker
5
72
73
145
CUT
Joel Dahmen
5
74
71
145
CUT
Sam Ryder
6
72
74
146
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
6
69
77
146
CUT
Brandon Hagy
6
77
69
146
CUT
Chase Seiffert
6
72
74
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
7
75
72
147
CUT
Graeme McDowell
8
74
74
148
CUT
J.T. Poston
8
74
74
148
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
9
73
76
149
CUT
Michael Visacki
9
77
72
149
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
9
77
72
149
CUT
Michael Gligic
10
77
73
150
CUT
Will Gordon
12
75
77
152
CUT
Keith Clearwater
14
80
74
154
WD
Si Woo Kim
E
72
19
91
WD
Branden Grace
E
76
76
DQ
Scott Piercy
E
72
72
144
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