8 Things You Didn't Know About Ben Cook

We get to know PGA Professional Ben Cook a little better with these 8 facts.

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We get to know PGA Professional Ben Cook a little better with these 8 facts.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Ben Cook

One of the best things about the PGA Championship is that 20 PGA Professionals can qualify for the event and compete alongside the world's best. One such player to achieve this several times, and go on to make the cut at the 2021 PGA Championship hosted on a tough Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, is Ben Cook.

As you would expect, not that much is known about the youngster but we have given eight facts below to change that.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Ben Cook

1. Cook was born on September 27th, 1993 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2. Cook is the assistant professional at John's Island Club in Vero Beach, Florida. It is a private, members-owned club with three golf courses, the North, the South and the West.

The three courses were designed by three of the mot well-known golf architects in the game; Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio.

3. Cook has qualified to play in the PGA Championship three times, in consecutive years from 2019 to 2021. At the first two tournaments, hosted at Bethpage Black and TPC Harding Park, he missed the cut. At the 3rd attempt he made the cut at Kiawah Island.

Cook competing at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black (Getty Images)

4. Cook works alongside Tyler Collet and Brett Walker at John's Island Club, both of whom also competed in the 2021 PGA Championship.


5. Cook turned professional after graduating from Ferris State University in 2017. In both 2015 and 2017 Cook was a Division II All-American.

Ferris State University golfer Ben Cook tees off during individual play during the 2017 Division II Men's Golf Individual Championship (Getty Images)

6. His favourite golf course he has played is Bay Hill, site of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour.

7. His father, Phil Mickelson and Arnold Palmer would round out his dream foursome.

8. "The Sandlot" is his favourite movie, and "The Office" is his favourite TV show.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6