Ben Kohles Biography

Ben Kohles is an American personality and a professional golf player. He plays for PGA Tours only after turning professional in 2012. At this moment, so many experts comparing his potential and talent with Eric Cole and stating him as an emerging player to watch out for in the future. 

Ben Kohles participated in RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico. He recorded four birdies in the last five holes on Saturday (10th March 2024). He tried to chase his first PGA tour title and had a 9-under 63 with a two-shot lead in the Puerto Rico Open.

Ben Kohles Early Life, Family & Education

Ben Kohles was born on 24th February 1990, making him 34 years old as of 2024. He was born in Dallas, TX, and went to the University of Virginia to complete his college degree. Kevin Kholes is his father while Sheri Kohles is his mother.

Ben cherished his childhood memories with his younger sister, Jenna Kohles. She is a traveler and a photographer. Ben did not start his golf lessons until he was 15 and began playing golf tours and other championships only at the University.


Ben Kohles played college golf at the University of Virginia. Being there at the University, he won five golf events. Ben remained a three-time All-American golf player and also earned the title of ACC Player of the Year twice. Following his transition to professional golf in July 2012, Ben Kohles secured victory in his debut event on the Tour, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational.

He stood against Luke Guthrie and won the competition with a birdie at the first extra hole, taking the victory over Luke Guthrie. In this competition, he was invited because of his status as an All-American and other titles that Ben won in college. He became the first player to win the Tour debut after 2007 and was counted among the thirteen overall winners to do the same. He had no prior professional experience before this.

He then participated in the Cox Classic the following week. He had the overall score in the final round of 62, and he took the title by three shots. He played in the two tournaments and became the first player to win both tournaments in history after turning professional.

The wins that he gained after these tournaments led him to have the name on the Tour money list. This money list became the guarantee card for him to be in the top 25 and receive the PGA Tour card for 2013. But, he could not maintain the privilege and later played on the third-tier PGA Tour Latinoamérica in 2016.

Puerto Rico Open

He participated in the Puerto Rico Open started on 6th May 2024 and is currently leading the scoreboard followed by Virginia alum Jimmy Stanger. During the competition, Stanger was two shots behind Ben and stayed close to Brice Garnett (68) and Matti Schmid (68). The winner will get a spot in The Players Championship next week and will get one way to appear for the next PGA Championship in May 2024.

Before appearing for this championship, Ben Kohles, the 34-year-old personality, was the player on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2023. He received his graduation in minor leagues to the PGA Tour at least three times. For the previous two times, he could not get enough close to his PGA Tour cards. 

Ben Kohles Biography

Real Name Ben Kohles
Birth Date February 24, 1990
Age (as of 2024) 34 Years
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, USA
Profession Professional Golfer
College University of Virginia
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 77 kg  –  in Pounds – 170 lbs
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Hazel


Father Kevin Kohles
Mother Sheri Kohles
Sister Jenna Kohles

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Lindsey Carter Kohles
Children Charlotte Leigh Kohles

Personal Life

He is a happy-living married personality. His wife’s name is Lindsey Kohles, and he is a big motivator for Ben. Back in 2014, Ben wanted to quit the games and leave everything. But, it was Lindsey who supported him and came out as a good friend.

The couple has not mentioned when and where they meet. They began living together in 2014, and after that, they got married. The couple got married in 2018 after Ben proposed to Linsey in 2017, and they got engaged. The pair marked their fourth anniversary in 2022.

Lindsey Kohles, previously known by the name Lindsey Marie Carter, was born in December 1989. She is two months older than her husband. Lindsey has a degree in nutrition science that she earned in 2012.

Since April 2017, she has been working as a nutritional dietician. The couple has been blessed with a baby girl, and the whole family wished their fans “Merry Christmas” back in December 2023. Their daughter’s name is Charlotte Leigh Kohles born in May 2022.

Social Media

He has a verified Instagram account. There, he has 6070 followers, 1063 following members, and 212 posts. He has posted a lot of pictures on his Instagram. Many of his pictures are from his winnings, his events, and attending the PGA or other championships. Ben has an Instagram account with the handle name – ben_kohles.

Ben Kohles Net Worth

Ben Kohles has a total career earnings of $2,896,833 as of 2024 (as per He might have at least $5 million as his total net worth, including sponsorships, endorsements, and other commercial-based earnings. 

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