Kokrak withdraws from The Memorial

Jason Kokrak’s 2014 PGA season has been put on hold.

The John F. Kennedy graduate and two-time Division III state medalist had to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide Insurance following surgery for a hernia in North Carolina. Kokrak last played a tour event at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass May 8-11. He then skipped the Texas swing, which included the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons Resort and the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club.

Bob Todd, Kokrak’s high school coach, said Kokrak struggled with the hernia during the Players Championship. He opened the event with a 70 but soared to 80 the next day and missed the 36-hole cut.

According to Todd, Kokrak hopes to be back no later than the PGA Championship on Aug. 7-10 in Louisville.

Kokrak, who turned pro for the 2012 season, was continuing to make strides at the time of the setback. Despite missing the last two tournaments, he’s 49th in FedEx Cup points with 632.

Kokrak has two top-10 finishes this season, including fourth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club in March. He finished in the top 25 in nine of the 16 tournaments in which he competed and has cracked $1 million in season earnings.