Ben Kohles Personal Notes
Born in Dallas and moved to Cary, N.C., with his family when he was 10. Has one younger sister.
Did not take up golf until he was 15 and did not try out for his high school golf team as a freshman.
Favorite courses he's played are Pine Valley GC and Oakmont CC and would like to play Pebble Beach GL.
Favorite websites are espn.com and twitter.com. His twitter account is @knohles. Likes to watch "SportsCenter." Favorite teams include University of Virginia teams, Kentucky basketball, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks and favorite athletes are Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Josh Hamilton. Likes to visit Maui, New York and Los Angeles, and his favorite place for a vacation is Hawaii. Favorite foods are chipotle and brownies. Favorite movies are the "Batman" trilogy, "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Remember the Titans." Favorite gadget is his iPad. Carries granola bars, trail mix and bananas in his golf bag for snacks. Would round out his dream foursome with his father, Jack Nicklaus and Woods. Says not many people know that he occasionally bowls over 200. His bucket list includes skydiving and driving a race car. Favorite motto is "Never give up, never ever give up" from former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano.