Ben Kohles

Ben Kohles


Height: 6'2" (1.88 m)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Age: 31 (February 24, 1990)
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Residence: Cary, North Carolina
Family: Wife, Lindsey

Education: University of Virginia (2012, Psychology)
Special Interests: Basketball, bowling, ping-pong
Turned Professional: 2012
City plays from: Cary, NC, United States

Exempt Status

PGA TOURTop 50 from 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2021-22)

Career Victories

Korn Ferry Tour Victories (2):
2012 (2) Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha.

Player Statistics

Career Low Round:

66 - 2013 The Honda Classic (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#62 : 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#164 : 2013 Masters Tournament

Career Largest Paycheck:

$148,893 : 2013 Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank (Finished 7)

Career Records

PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 31 87 1 2 14 17 $444,496
2022 1 2 1
2017 1 2 1
2014 3 8 1 2 242 $14,784
2013 25 71 1 2 12 13 148 $419,416
2012 1 4 1 $10,296
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments

THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2017 CUT


  • Born in Dallas and moved to Cary, N.C., with his family when he was 10. Has one younger sister.
  • Did not take up golf until he was 15 and did not try out for his high school golf team as a freshman.
  • Favorite courses he's played are Pine Valley GC and Oakmont CC and would like to play Pebble Beach GL.
  • Favorite websites are and
  • Likes to watch "SportsCenter." Favorite teams include University of Virginia teams, Kentucky basketball, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks and favorite athletes are Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Josh Hamilton. Likes to visit Maui, New York and Los Angeles, and his favorite place for a vacation is Hawaii. Favorite foods are chipotle and brownies. Favorite movies are the "Batman" trilogy, "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Remember the Titans." Favorite gadget is his iPad.
  • Carries granola bars, trail mix and bananas in his golf bag for snacks. Would round out his dream foursome with his father, Jack Nicklaus and Woods.
  • Says not many people know that he occasionally bowls over 200.
  • His bucket list includes skydiving and driving a race car.
  • Favorite motto is "Never give up, never ever give up" from former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano.
  • Snapchat username is @kohles.