Kokrak was born in North Bay, Ontario, and played high school golf at JFK High School in Warren, Ohio, where he twice led the Eagles to the Ohio state championship as Division III medalist.

During the 2007 U.S. Amateur, Kokrak led all players with a score of 137 during the 36-hole match play qualifier at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.[

Kokrak made his first appearance as a member of the PGA Tour on January 12, 2012, at the Sony Open in Hawaii, where he finished 75th. On February 12, 2012, Kokrak notched his first top-10 finish in his PGA Tour career at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with rounds of 68, 67, 72, and 70 for a 277 total, which gave him a 9th-place finish

Kokrak has nine career professional victories, including four on the eGolf Professional Tour. In 2010, Kokrak won twice and was the leading money winner on the tour. During that same season, he made it to the final round of qualifying School, earning conditional status on the Nationwide Tour. 

Jason Kokrak had an unusual ending to his Travelers Championship on Friday.

Kokrak was disqualified for, as Tour officials state, failing to record a score on his final hole and subsequently failing to return a scorecard. But that doesn’t tell the entire story.

Sitting at even par, two shots below the projected cut line, late in Friday’s second round at TPC River Highlands, Kokrak was already likely headed home early unless he holed a 43-yard approach at the short, dogleg ninth hole. Instead, his second shot flew, according to ShotLink, “87 yards into the unknown.”

Kokrak did not finish the hole, hence the disqualification, a decision that prompted many on social media to speculate about why Kokrak had opted not to drop and complete his round.

By the time Kokrak could figure out where to take his drop, the group behind was waiting and Kokrak, already missing the cut, decided to pick up his ball and not hold up play any longer.

Well, thanks to Kokrak’s playing competitor, Will McGirt, we now know. McGirt told Action Network’s Jason Sobel that Kokrak didn’t realize his ball had gone out of bounds and it took considerable time to find out where to drop from.