Modest Kohles Makes Noise in Professional Golf

Two years ago, now-Sports Editor Ashley Robertson wrote an article where she interviewed then-junior golfer Ben Kohles. The article, titled “For love of the game,” detailed how little attention the golf team receives at the University. With only one home tournament, it is very difficult to develop a large following, even ...
  • On the Golf Scene Late, Kohles Makes Up for Lost TimeBen Kohles was supposed to be on family vacation this week in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. He’s in Omaha, Neb., instead. The scenery may not be as nice, but he couldn’t ask for a better situation. Kohles, 22, won last week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, becoming the first person to win a Tour event in his pro debut. He has earned $144,000 in one week on the job, and, at No. 13 on the tour’s money list, is in good position to be among the 25 Tour players to earn PGA Tour playing privileges for next season. Kohles, fully exempt on the Tour by virtue of his victory, is competing in this week’s Cox Classic.
  • Ben Kohles Wins Second Straight WEB.COM Event in his Second StartBen Kohles won't get a lot of airtime for what he accomplished on Sunday at the Cox Classic — but he should. With eyeballs glued to the WGC-Bridgestone Classic coverage, the 22-year-old went out and did the unthinkable, winning his second straight event to move within a win of locking up a spot on the PGA Tour -- also called "battlefield promotion" -- for the rest of the season. Not bad, right? Only Casey Wittenberg has an many wins (two) as Kohles. But there's a big difference between the two guys. Huge, actually. Kohles picked up his second win in just his second start. Ever.