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Jerry Kelly |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 11/23/1966
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: University of Hartford

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Jerry Kelly carded a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to snare a top-five finish at 19-under 265.
Kelly picked up six birdies and added 12 pars on his last trot around TPC Deere Run, splitting 12 of 14 fairways and landing 17 GIR. He played his last 36 holes without a bogey. Highlights included birdies from 25'5" on the par-5 10th and 16'2" on the par-5 17th. His last 12 rounds at this venue have been in the 60s, so he's worth a look in most formats should he return next season. Jul 13 - 5:39 PM

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Jerry Kelly crafted a blemish-free 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of the John Deere Classic and is 14-under 199 with 18 to play.

Kelly was keeping pace with three birdies over his first 14 holes at TPC Deere Run, but ended things with a bang when he birdies three of the final four holes. Notable conversions for red figures included 12'7", 30'6" and 10'4" efforts on the par-5 second, par-4 fourth and par-4 18th. He split 12 of 14 fairways, landed 17 GIR and leads the tournament in strokes gained-putting for the week. That works anywhere.
Jul 12 - 5:26 PM

Jerry Kelly chased his opening 66 at the John Deere Classic with a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in his second round to post 8-under 134 at the break, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

His lead won't hold, but Kelly earned the attention for now. He went just 2-for-5 in scrambling with three bogeys, but compensated with six birdies, three of which from outside 10 feet. The longest measured 22'10" at the par-3 16th hole. Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker command the lion's share of the love at this tournament, but Kelly is a relative local as well having been born and residing in Madison, Wisconsin, so you know that he's hearing the support along the banks of the Rock River as well.
Jul 11 - 1:00 PM

Jerry Kelly smoothed a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the John Deere Classic to position himself three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Kelly withdrew early from last week's stop in West Virginia, but you know that he wouldn't miss this week's stop in the Midwest. He hit 16 greens in regulation and rolled in five birdies. His longest measured 48'7" at the par-3 12th hole. In addition to two birdies from 12-14 feet (Nos. 3 and 10), Kelly was perfect on all 17 tries inside 15 feet today. So, it makes sense that his strokes gained-putting read 2.777 at last check.
Jul 10 - 6:28 PM

Jerry Kelly has been removed from the published field of this week's Greenbrier Classic.

At 73rd in FedExCup points, he's all set to renew his PGA TOUR membership, good stuff from a 47-year-old. The three-time winner ranks 28th on the all-time money list.
Jul 1 - 3:02 PM

Jerry Kelly is set for his 17th edition of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

Kelly has a pair of top 10s over the years, but none since a T4 in 2005. He hasn't fallen off the map in this event, as he's made his last five cuts including a T24 last year. Since length is not an issue on the short par-70 layout, he will have a reasonable chance to contend if his irons are dialed in and the putter shows up.
Jun 16 - 9:34 PM

Jerry Kelly makes his 15th start at this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Course history buffs will be quick to point out Kelly's three consecutive top 15s at Colonial, beginning in 2006, a good indicator of what he can do here. Gamers worried about his two recent missed cuts should take note that his form prior to each of those top 15s was nothing to write home about. His plodding tee-to-green game has already earned him three top 10s on the season and also makes him a perfect fit for Colonial.
May 20 - 12:35 PM

Jerry Kelly returns to the site of his 2009 victory at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The 2009 champion rattled off three straight sub-70 rounds that year on his way to victory, but has just one round in the 60s in 12 attempts since. Kelly is entering the week in great form, with four top-15 finishes in his last eight starts. It would not be surprising if he found his way back into contention this week.
Apr 22 - 11:13 AM

Jerry Kelly battled for a final-round 1-under-par 37-34=71 at the Valero Texas Open to join Brendan Todd in the clubhouse lead at 5-under 283.

Kelly opened with birdies on the second and fourth holes, but more than gave them back with bogeys at the fifth, sixth and seventh holes. That would be it for his blemishes, as he would tack on a birdie from 4'7" on the par-5 14th and another from 6'6" on the par-4 17th before ending with a par at 18. This will go in the books as his third top 10 of the 2013-14 season, already surpassing his two from last season.
Mar 30 - 5:12 PM

Jerry Kelly picked up five birdies on his final six holes to card a 2-under-par 38-32=70 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open.

Kelly was giving ground in a hurry, squaring four bogeys to just one birdie in his opening 12 holes at TPC San Antonio. Rather than give up, he caught fire late in his round. Of that five-birdie run, all of them fell from inside 12 feet. He heads to the finale at 4-under 212 and with a top 10 in his crosshairs.
Mar 29 - 4:40 PM

Jerry Kelly held on for a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open.

After a birdie-free front nine, Kelly settled himself to corral three birdies coming home. He finishes the week at 15-under 273. His tie for ninth matches his 2009 finish at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico, and stands as his third top 10 in this event.
Mar 9 - 4:52 PM

Jerry Kelly signed for a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Puerto Rico Open and reaches the 54-hole mark at 13-under 203.

Kelly squared an early bogey at the par-4 first, immediately bounced back with a birdie at the par-5 second and played blemish-free for the remainder of his round. This is his sixth trip to Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico, with a T2 and a T9 in his first two stops in 2008 and 2009 demonstrating that this is an excellent fit.
Mar 8 - 3:26 PM

Jerry Kelly is 8-under-par 69-67=136 through two rounds of the Puerto Rico Open and sits two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The veteran opened bogey-free on Thursday with three birdies, but doubled up today while suffering a lone bogey at the par-4 fourth hole. He's shown a propensity to contend on islands as he has two top 10s and another top 25 in Puerto Rico as well as a win and another six top 10s at the Sony Open on Oahu.
Mar 7 - 3:07 PM

Jerry Kelly has three top 20s at PGA National and is back for another run at The Honda Classic.

Kelly is known for his accuracy off the tee, finishing first on the PGA TOUR in driving accuracy in 2012 and 2013. Part of surviving PGA National is avoiding trouble off the tee, which goes a long way towards explaining his third-place finish in 2011. Perhaps finishing third at the Sony Open to start 2014, also on a par-70 layout, could serve as a signal of things to come this week.
Feb 26 - 9:57 PM

Jerry Kelly fired a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the Sony Open and ends the week alone in third at 15-under 265.

Don't count the grizzled vet out just yet, especially on a tight track like Waialae Country Club that demands driving accuracy. His 23 birdies were tied for second in the field, and he birdies seven of the eight par 5s. Perhaps the biggest and most pleasant surprise was his putter. He finished fourth in strokes gained.
Jan 12 - 10:10 PM