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Jerry Kelly

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (49) / 11/23/1966
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Three-time TOUR winner Jerry Kelly is slumping ahead of this week's RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club.
The 49-year-old has two top 10s north-of-the-border in 12 tries, with one of those a T5 in 2009 at Glen Abbey. He didn't play the 2013 edition at the par-72 layout and missed the cut last year by 10 after rounds of 73-77. The Wisconsin native and resident has made the FedExCup Playoffs every year since their inception in 2007, but arrives 142nd in the standings and has missed five of his last six cuts, including his last four consecutive. His only top 10 this season in 17 starts is T9 at the Sony, site of his maiden TOUR title in 2002. Kelly's last win was at the 2009 Zurich Classic. Jul 20 - 8:25 PM

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Jerry Kelly crafted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the second round of THE PLAYERS to post 9-under 135, up seven on the live leaderboard to T6.

The 49-year-old recorded his first (and lone) blemish thru two laps with a 3-putt from 47'3" at the par-4 14th. He erased it with birdies at Nos. 1, 2, 4, 12 and 16, two of which dropped from between 10 and 15 feet. Kelly peppered 16 greens in regulation for a second straight round, currently T3 in that stat, and is fourth in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 7.717, including 2.854 in R2. However, he's 89th in strokes gained: putting at last check (-0.687), but the majority of that damage came on day 1 (-0.849). The Wisconsinite is also T1 in driving accuracy at 85.71 percent (24/28), landing 12 in each round.
May 13 - 7:30 PM

Jerry Kelly kicked off his week at THE PLAYERS with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67, currently four strokes off the pace set by Jason Day.

The PGA TOUR veteran split 12 (of 14) fairways and landed 16 greens in regulation, exactly the kind of ball-striking we've come to expect from Kelly. Unfortunately, his flat stick did not come along for the ride. All five of his birdies rolls came on putts from inside five feet and his longest par putt of the day was a six-footer at the par-3 third hole. It's hard to complain about a bogey-free opening round, but Kelly likely feels like he left a few strokes out there today.
May 12 - 7:08 PM

Jerry Kelly opened his week at the Valero Texas Open with a 3-under-par 33-36=69, currently three strokes off the pace set by Charley Hoffman.

The Wisconsin native played the exact style of golf we've come to expect from him, striping 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 14 greens in regulation. Fairways and greens is always his approach but great putting rounds produce results like today. On the round he splashed home three putts from outside 15 feet, including a 21'11" bogey-saver at the par-4 10th hole to avoid disaster. He walked off the course having gained 2.055 strokes with the flat stick. Kelly has alternated top 20s with missed cuts over his last four Valero appearances and may continue that trend this week.
Apr 21 - 7:01 PM

Jerry Kelly crafted a 2-under-par 34-35=69 during the second round of the RBC Heritage, reaching the midpoint at 3-under 139.

The Wisconsin native got the flat stick working early and often today. He opened with a 10'4" roll to save par at the par-4 first hole. He added two more from outside 10 feet before making the turn at 2-under. He cruised home on the back nine, needing just one putt made from outside 5'4", coming in the form of a 6'7" birdie at the par-5 15th hole. Overall he gained 2.068 strokes putting as he walked off the 18th green. Kelly and Harbour Town Golf Links make a great pairing, evidenced by the finishes of T31 or better in each of the past four editions.
Apr 15 - 12:33 PM

Jerry Kelly makes his annual pilgrimage to Harbour Town Golf Links for a 19th appearance at this week's RBC Heritage.

The veteran from Wisconsin has buckets full of experience here at the Heritage and it's starting to show. He's finished T36 or better in each of the last five editions. That was following a 6-for-12 record to start his career here. On the season, Kelly is 8-for-1 but owns just two top 25s, which explains his low FedExCup ranking of 118th. This week's 7,099 yard layout provides a good opportunity for Kelly to pick up a good chunk of FEC points.
Apr 12 - 8:31 AM

Jerry Kelly smoothed a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach to post 6-under 282, up 37 places on the live leaderboard to T25 and the low lap thus far in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Kelly's 65 was the low round of the day.

This is Kelly's eighth PR Open with a best of T2 in the inaugural edition in 2008. He made the cut on the number after opening in 74-69 and began the finale on T62 after a 2-over 74 in R3. The 49-year-old finished up with a six-birdie one-bogey one-eagle 65 for the second-best lap of the week (Rafael Campos: 64/R1). He split 11 (of 14) fairways, hit 12 greens in regulation and posted 1.500 putts per GIR, aided by chip-in birdies at the par-4 third and the par-3 11th, as well as a pitch-in eagle-3 at the par-5 18th. The Wisconsinite's lone bogey was a failed scramble at the par-3 16th.
Mar 27 - 11:59 AM

Jerry Kelly smothered the fairways in route to a second round, 2-under-par 34-35=69 to reach the midpoint just two strokes off the lead at 3-under 139.

Kelly striped 12 (of 13) fairways in today's round to reach 22 on the week, ranking first in the field. Playing from such great position all day, it was hard to go anywhere but up. That's exactly what he did after making the turn at even-par 35. Turning his attention to the easiest hole on the course, Kelly reached the green in two on the par-5 first, and rolled in a 4'10" eagle splash. That makes him the only golfer in the field with two eagles on the week so far. Gamers should not expect the eagles to keep dropping at a rate of one per round, but Copperhead is exactly the kind of course that Kelly can take advantage of with his fairways and greens mentality.
Mar 11 - 6:06 PM

Jerry Kelly sizes up the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort ahead of this week's Valspar Championship.

The PGA TOUR veteran enters the week ranked 121st in the FedExCup race thanks to a 6-for-7 start to the season. He's posted just one finish inside the top 30 thus far, but he'll be licking his chops as he preps for this week's position-off-the-tee style of golf. Kelly owns seven top 30s in 13 attempts at this event, and makes for a nice sleeper in DFS formats this week.
Mar 9 - 5:26 PM

Overnight quad-leader Jerry Kelly stalled out on the Nicklaus Tournament Course with a 2-under-par 35-35=70, down 14 spots on the day to a four-way T15 on 10-under 134, five adrift of 36-hole leader Jason Dufner.

Kelly's 8-under 64 on day one on the La Quinta CC track was his lowest opening-round score since 63 at the 2007 RBC Heritage. He's also not lead/co-lead after 18 holes since 2007 as well, and just two times overall prior to today in 588 career TOUR starts. The 49-year-old, who turns 50 in November (23rd), began day two off No. 10 tee and outpaced bogey-6 at 15 with birdies at 12 and 14 to reach the break at 1-under. He opened his inward nine with eight straight pars but ended on a high note with birdie at the par-4 ninth. After five birdies and two eagle-3s on 14 greens in regulation in round one, the Wisconsinite landed only 10 greens in R2. He now heads to the TPC Stadium Course, which has statistically played the hardest of the three courses thus far.
Jan 22 - 7:38 PM

Jerry Kelly torched La Quinta Country Club with an 8-under-par 31-33=64 to kickoff his week at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

The Wisconsin native entered the week with two eagles through 18 rounds this season. He matched that total at La Quinta CC today, as he eagled two of the four par 5s, playing them at 5-under overall. Kelly had an even lower number in site as he reached 8-under through 12 holes. He dropped a shot on the par-4 14th before offsetting it with another birdie at the par-3 15th. Kelly failed to circle anymore coming in, but will gladly settle for an opening-round 8-under, and a share of the 18-hole lead.
Jan 21 - 6:20 PM

Jerry Kelly tacked on a 3-under-par 34-33=67 on day four of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 13-under 267, up four places on the live leaderboard to T9.

Kelly went for solo third and T6 in the last two editions in Honolulu, and began his 17th consecutive playing on 10-under (T13) after opening in 65-66-69. The 2002 champ circled five in the finale, including three straight on Nos. 9-11, to outpace bogeys at 7 and 14. For the week, he circled only 14 birdies, T63 in the field at last check, but squared just three bogeys, T2 in that category at the time he signed his card. With play winding down, the 49-year-old is well-positioned for his ninth top 10 in 19 appearances on Oahu and third in-a-row. Kelly is in the published field at next week's CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California.
Jan 17 - 9:29 PM

Jerry Kelly continued his domination of Waialae Country Club with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-32=65 during round one of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

The Wisconsin native landed just eight (of 14) fairways on the day, a testament to how difficult these fairways really are. He never got himself into too much trouble off the tee as he was able to land 13 greens in regulation. He was flawless in the scrambling department, despite losing 1.159 strokes with the flat stick at the time of his card signing. This is status quo for Kelly who arrived with 11 top 25s in 18 Sony Open appearances.
Jan 14 - 7:07 PM

Jerry Kelly makes the annual pilgrimage to Waialae Country Club for his 19th appearance at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The PGA TOUR veteran knows the ins and outs of this week's venue, evidenced by the 11 top 25s in 18 Sony Open starts. The highlight includes a 2002 victory, but he sports two third-place finishes, as well. A large sample size of success like this makes it easy for gamers to lock him into lineups this week.
Jan 11 - 10:42 PM

Jerry Kelly will ring in the new year ranked 104th on the FedExCup leaderboard.

The PGA TOUR veteran pegged it three times this fall, earning paychecks in all three. That's nothing new, as he owns a cuts-made ratio over 65 percent in his career. The three time winner hasn't found pay dirt since 2009 but DFS gamers don't mind as it keeps his salary affordable on a week-to-week basis.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 09:36:00 PM