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Jason Kokrak wins third title in 13 months

Houston Open 2021 R4
November 11-14
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Jason Kokrak started the day two shots behind overnight leader Scottie Scheffler and was still two behind with six holes to play. He produced four consecutive birdies from the 13th and closed with two pars for a 65 to reach 10-under and win by two shots ahead of an all-American top-14.


Houston Open 2021 R4

“My game was not in top form [this week] and I definitely made the best of it, made a lot of birdies, made a lot of nice putts. The putter was hot this week and tried to give my self as many looks as possible, and when I was out of position, I just tried to limit the stress.”


Houston Open 2021 R4

Kokrak turned professional in 2008 and made over two hundred starts before winning his first PGA Tour title. He has now won three times following the 2021 CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek and the Charles Schwab Challenge.

“After Colonial I drove it pretty good, but I ended up cracking the driver I can’t remember how long after, but I struggled to find the one that I was really comfor table with. This week I drove it much better and hit the irons really good and putted well. I didn’t pitch it very well at all, but I tried to limit that. That’s why I kind of laid it up on a few of those holes down in the back nine, I knew I was hitting t he ball solid and I just wanted to give myself looks around this golf course is key.”


Houston Open 2021 R4

Scheffler fired five birdies and four bogeys to close with a 69 and a share of second place at 8-under alongside Kevin Tway (68) followed by Kramer Hickock (69) in fourth place at 7-under.

“So I’ll take from this I felt like I played a lot of good golf this week without really my best stuff,” said Scheffler. “I really felt uncomfortable with my ball-striking going into the week, but I gave myself a chance to win here in the end, I put myself in position on Sunday. I’d say today I just probably didn’t make enough putts. Outside of that, I definitely played good enough to win.”

Martin Trainer, who had only made nine cuts since his 2019 victory in the Puerto Rico Open, briefly held the lead after a 70-foot birdie putt at the 11th but had to settle for a share of fifth place at 6-under alongside Joel Dahmen (65) after making three bogeys over the last five holes.


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Golf Ranking
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Houston Open 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Jason Kokrak
-10
68
71
66
65
270
T2
Kevin Tway
-8
67
64
73
68
272
T2
Scottie Scheffler
-8
72
62
69
69
272
4
Kramer Hickok
-7
67
67
70
69
273
T5
Joel Dahmen
-6
70
69
70
65
274
T5
Martin Trainer
-6
65
65
74
70
274
T7
Robert Streb
-5
68
71
71
65
275
T7
Sam Burns
-5
70
67
71
67
275
T7
Cameron Tringale
-5
69
70
68
68
275
T7
Russell Henley
-5
65
72
68
70
275
T11
Denny McCarthy
-4
72
69
71
64
276
T11
Adam Long
-4
66
67
73
70
276
T11
Luke List
-4
65
71
69
71
276
T11
Matthew Wolff
-4
68
67
69
72
276
T15
Alex Smalley
-3
68
72
69
68
277
T15
Hank Lebioda
-3
67
72
69
69
277
T15
Cameron Smith
-3
71
69
68
69
277
T15
Vincent Whaley
-3
69
72
65
71
277
T19
Aaron Rai
-2
71
69
70
68
278
T19
Scott Piercy
-2
71
70
69
68
278
T19
Dylan Frittelli
-2
70
68
71
69
278
T19
Sungjae Im
-2
68
70
73
67
278
T19
Maverick McNealy
-2
71
68
70
69
278
T19
Max McGreevy
-2
68
67
72
71
278
T19
Marc Leishman
-2
65
70
71
72
278
T26
Aaron Wise
-1
73
66
71
69
279
T26
Ryan Palmer
-1
71
70
68
70
279
T26
Jhonattan Vegas
-1
67
69
68
75
279
T29
Davis Riley
Par
68
72
69
71
280
T29
Mackenzie Hughes
Par
71
69
69
71
280
T29
Mito Pereira
Par
69
72
70
69
280
T29
Kelly Kraft
Par
68
67
72
73
280
T29
Adam Schenk
Par
70
64
72
74
280
T29
Tyler Duncan
Par
69
72
73
66
280
T35
Matthias Schwab
+1
70
71
68
72
281
T35
Hudson Swafford
+1
70
70
71
70
281
T35
Chris Stroud
+1
74
67
70
70
281
T35
Max Homa
+1
72
67
73
69
281
T35
Stephan Jaeger
+1
68
72
72
69
281
T35
Bronson Burgoon
+1
72
69
71
69
281
T41
Keith Mitchell
+2
67
69
73
73
282
T41
Andrew Putnam
+2
67
70
74
71
282
T41
Chez Reavie
+2
70
69
70
73
282
T41
Wyndham Clark
+2
66
69
72
75
282
T41
Nick Taylor
+2
68
72
74
68
282
T46
Tom Hoge
+3
68
70
72
73
283
T46
J.J. Spaun
+3
72
66
73
72
283
T46
Matthew NeSmith
+3
68
67
76
72
283
T46
Lee Hodges
+3
69
72
67
75
283
T50
Kevin Streelman
+4
71
69
69
75
284
T50
Richy Werenski
+4
70
69
70
75
284
T50
Harry Higgs
+4
71
68
73
72
284
T50
Brice Garnett
+4
69
70
77
68
284
T54
Zach Johnson
+5
72
69
70
74
285
T54
Brian Harman
+5
67
74
71
73
285
T54
Adam Scott
+5
68
73
71
73
285
T54
Erik van Rooyen
+5
69
70
74
72
285
T54
Jim Herman
+5
69
70
76
70
285
T54
Jason Day
+5
67
74
74
70
285
60
Talor Gooch
+6
65
74
75
72
286
T61
Patrick Reed
+7
70
68
72
77
287
T61
Scott Stallings
+7
71
70
70
76
287
T61
Sahith Theegala
+7
70
71
70
76
287
T64
MJ Daffue
+8
68
73
72
75
288
T64
Lanto Griffin
+8
68
68
78
74
288
66
Brian Stuard
+9
71
70
73
75
289
67
Henrik Norlander
+10
71
69
72
78
290
CUT
Sangmoon Bae
+2
73
69
142
CUT
Peter Malnati
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Shane Lowry
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Russell Knox
+2
73
69
142
CUT
James Hahn
+2
76
66
142
CUT
Ian Poulter
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Tyler McCumber
+2
68
74
142
CUT
Paul Barjon
+2
74
68
142
CUT
Kyle Stanley
+2
73
69
142
CUT
Jason Dufner
+2
66
76
142
CUT
Peter Uihlein
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Tony Finau
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Sepp Straka
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Trey Mullinax
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Cam Davis
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Andrew Landry
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Brooks Koepka
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
+3
75
68
143
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Nick Watney
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Shawn Stefani
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Chad Ramey
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Graeme McDowell
+3
68
75
143
CUT
Martin Laird
+3
69
74
143
CUT
Bill Haas
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Taylor Moore
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Greyson Sigg
+3
68
75
143
CUT
Roger Sloan
+4
70
74
144
CUT
Jared Wolfe
+4
74
70
144
CUT
Cameron Sisk (a)
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Doc Redman
+4
73
71
144
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
+4
71
73
144
CUT
Stewart Cink
+4
70
74
144
CUT
C.T. Pan
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Ben Silverman
+4
67
77
144
CUT
J.T. Poston
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Seamus Power
+5
75
70
145
CUT
David Lipsky
+5
70
75
145
CUT
Adam Svensson
+5
73
72
145
CUT
John Huh
+5
72
73
145
CUT
Sam Ryder
+5
69
76
145
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+5
71
74
145
CUT
Pat Perez
+6
70
76
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+6
70
76
146
CUT
Henrik Stenson
+6
72
74
146
CUT
Gary Woodland
+6
72
74
146
CUT
Brandon Hagy
+7
71
76
147
CUT
Jimmy Walker
+7
72
75
147
CUT
Branden Grace
+7
74
73
147
CUT
Nate Lashley
+7
72
75
147
CUT
Brian Gay
+7
69
78
147
CUT
Danny Willett
+8
72
76
148
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
+8
74
74
148
CUT
Gilbert Mendez
+8
73
75
148
CUT
Rodolfo Cazaubòn
+9
72
77
149
CUT
Taylor Pendrith
+9
75
74
149
CUT
Lee Westwood
+14
70
84
154
CUT
Chase Koepka
+17
77
80
157
W/D
Connor Arendell
Par
71
38
109
W/D
Francesco Molinari
Par
72
57
129
W/D
Harold Varner III
Par
77
60
137
W/D
Sung Kang
Par
74
42
116
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