Former Green Hope High standout golfer Ben Kohles will make his PGA Tour debut this week in Greensboros Wyndham Championship.
Wyndham officials announced Monday that Kohles, 22, had been granted a sponsors exemption to compete in the $5.2 million tournament, which will start Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club.
Kohles gained national acclaim during the past month by winning his first two tournaments on the PGAs Web.com Tour. In only three weeks on the Web.com, Kohles is second on the money winnings list with more than $260,000.
In 12 rounds as a pro, the former Virginia star has posted only three rounds higher than 69 and two of those were 70s.
The defending Wyndham champ is Raleigh native Webb Simpson, who went on to win the 2012 U.S. Open.