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August 14 2012

3:17 PM star Kohles at Wyndham

After a record-breaking run on the Tour, Ben Kohles is bringing his talents to the PGA TOUR. The two-time Tour champion has been given a sponsor invitation to this week's Wyndham Championship. Just a few weeks ago, Kohles got a spot at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational when Peter Uihlein turned down his spot as a college All-America. Kohles took advantage of the opportunity and won in his first professional start. He didn't stop there, though. Kohles headed straight to the Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha and won again. "It's pretty life-altering," Kohles said after his second victory. No kidding. It vaulted him to No. 2 on the money list after just two starts on Tour. Here are a few highlights from those two record-breaking weeks: - First player in Tour history to win in his first two professional starts. - 12th player in Tour history to register consecutive victories; seventh player to win in consecutive weeks. - Previous record for quickest to win twice was Kevin Stadler, who took four starts to win two times. - Moves to No. 2 on the money list with $261,000. - Joins Casey Wittenberg as the only other two-time winner this year. Kohles grew up not far from the Wyndham Championship in Cary, N.C. He didn't start playing serious golf until around age 13 and played his college golf at the University of Virginia. Read more about this up-and-coming star here. Kohles will be live in the interview room at the Wyndham Championship at noon on Tuesday. He'll also be taking over the Tour Facebook page Wednesday at noon ET. Leave your questions for him here.
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