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.
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.
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.”