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Jerry Kelly |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (48) / 11/23/1966
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: University of Hartford

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Jerry Kelly smoothed a bogey-free, 8-under-par 33-31=64 in his second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to reach the midpoint in 10-under 134, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Kelly was stranded on the par-5 18th hole when play was suspended on Friday, so he returned at 8:00 a.m. CT today to put a lid on a sterling round at TPC Louisiana. In fact, it's his lowest in 24 competitive loops on the track. His lowest score en route to victory here in 2009 was a second-round 66. Kelly missed only one green in regulation and circled eight birdies this time. His set included conversions from 16'9", 63'4" and 18'8" at Nos. 1, 10 and 14, respectively. At last check, his strokes gained: putting for the round measured 5.007. Apr 25 - 9:19 AM

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Jerry Kelly fashioned a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in today's second round of the RBC Heritage.

He missed only two (of 14) fairways and went 6-for-13 in scoring chances with six birdies. His longest conversion measured 19'9" at the par-4 12th hole. At 5-under 137, Kelly is just one stroke off the pace of the early, 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. He was poised for snap out of his 0-for-3 skid this week. The 48-year-old cashed in his previous five trips to Harbour Town, including a solo fifth two years ago. He's made a career of capitalizing on short tracks where finding fairways is a premium.
Apr 17 - 12:22 PM

Jerry Kelly has elected to compete in this week's Shell Houston Open.

Kelly is a late entry into the field of 144 at the Golf Club of Houston. He last showed in 2013 and tied for 60th place. It's his only appearance in the last eight editions of the tournament. He's coming off a pair of missed cuts, so he's either looking for a spark or even the win given he's not yet eligible for the Masters. The 48-year-old is currently 83rd in FedExCup points.
Mar 30 - 10:09 AM

Jerry Kelly posted a 1-over-par 35-38=73 in his opening round of the Valero Texas Open, finishing one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

Kelly tied for sixth here last year and was the only golfer in the field to sign for four red numbers. That didn't happen today in the literal sense, but he's going to land several strokes beneath the overall scoring average. Challenged by steady, strong winds today, he piped 11 (of 14) fairways, but hit only eight greens in regulation. Kelly traded one birdie with two bogeys and saved par twice from outside 11 feet.
Mar 26 - 3:30 PM

Jerry Kelly returns to TPC San Antonio for the fourth time in this week's Valero Texas Open.

Though he missed the cut in 2013, he surrounded that with a T18 in 2012 and a T6 last year. Gamers know the book on Kelly by now, and that is that he is accurate off the tee and average in many aspects of his game. What he lacks more than anything is length. Despite that, he ranks an impressive 44th in par 5 scoring average. In the right format, he's a solid play this week.
Mar 24 - 9:36 PM

Jerry Kelly ventures to The Honda Classic for the 15th time in his career.

He has made the start in each of the eight editions held at the current venue of PGA National's Champion Course, with a third-place finish in 2011 the highlight. Unfortunately, he's missed each of his last three cuts in this event as the field has grown stronger. He hans't played since a missed cut in the Humana Challenge, so his form is a bit of a question mark.
Feb 24 - 9:48 PM

Jerry Kelly spun a bogey-free 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Sony Open to end his week at 12-under 268.

Considering Kelly's first lap around Waialae Country Club resulted in a 73, that he even made the cut was a bonus. Sunday's round featured four birdies, with three of them ranging from 13 to 24 feet. His 1.60 putting average was tops in the field at the time of his posting. Amazingly, it looks as if the veteran will sneak out of Hawaii with a top-10 finish.
Jan 18 - 6:47 PM

In his 565th start on the PGA TOUR, Jerry Kelly matched his career low with an 8-under-par 30-32=62 in his second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Kelly turned 48 years of age on Nov. 23, but he's hardly slowing down. Today's historic score is the latest evidence. He split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens en route to nine birdies, all from inside 10 feet. His only blemish was a bogey-5 at the 12th hole where he found a greenside bunker on approach. This was his 61st career competitive round at Waialae Country Club. He won this tournament in 2002, but had never dipped below 65, which he shot on eight occasions! His only other 62 in sanctioned action occurred at Country Club of Mirasol's Sunset Course in the 2003 Honda Classic where he tied for eighth with a 10-under 62 in the second round. Kelly is 5-under 135 at the midpoint of the Sony Open, five strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jan 16 - 4:45 PM

Jerry Kelly collected four paydays during the fall without any blemishes, arriving at the holiday intermission ranked 29th in the FedExCup standings.

Kelly continues to earn his keep on the PGA TOUR, finishing six of the last eight seasons inside the top 85 of the FEC standings. He's also compiled 15 or more cuts made for 17 straights seasons. Kelly is a DFS gamers dream and should continue to be heavily targeted in the formats that rely heavily on making it to the weekend.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 07:01:00 PM

Jerry Kelly conjured up a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to finish alone in fifth place at 14-under 270.

Kelly picked up three birdies on the front nine at El Camaleón GC, and then traded a birdie and a bogey to go with seven pars on the back. His statistics were poor across the board, failing to crack the top 40 in driving accuracy or GIR. Considering he's known as a straight hitter, that's a bit surprising. He moves from T93 to 29 in the FedExCup standings with this finish.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:24:00 PM

Jerry Kelly crafted a bogey-free 4-under-par 36-31=67 in the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and joins Andres Gonzales in the clubhouse lead at 11-under 202.

It was all pars for Kelly on the front nine at El Camaleón GC, but that would change in a big way on his inward nine. He picked up birdies on 10, 11, 15 and 17. He split 10 of 14 fairways, which were the most he'd found all week, to go with 11 GIR. Known as an accurate player, it isn't a big surprise that this course is fitting his eye this week.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 03:54:00 PM

Jerry Kelly shared 39th placed in his 2014-15 opener and will look to build some momentum at this week's McGladrey Classic.

Kelly refuses to age, going 17-for-23 last season with a pair of podium finishes, to boot. He's been here before, posting two top 35s at Sea Island before missing the cut in 2012 and withdrawing last year. With 10 straights cuts made, Kelly is someone gamers should have a look at in salary-cap formats.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 08:44:00 AM

Jerry Kelly battled for a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and concludes his week at even-par 284.

Kelly was in pain his entire lap around TPC Boston, as his balky back was acting up in a big way. Entering the week 60th in the FedExCup standings, he needed to put up a modest result in order to advance to the BMW Championship for the third leg of the Playoffs, and it appears he barely accomplished that goal. Needing something special on the par-5 18th, he hit his approach to 3'9" and sunk the eagle putt. He spread two birdies and two bogeys across the first 17 holes. After his round, he commented on the Golf Channel telecast that he will work on his back over the next few days in an effort to try and be ready to go on Thursday for the BMW Championship. He also added that no solution has alleviated the pain for more than about 10 minutes, so hedge your bets if he is in the field next week. UPDATE: Kelly just missed out on a trip to the BMW Championship, finishing 71st in the FedExCup standings.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 01:02:00 PM

Jerry Kelly opened the PGA Championship with a 4-under-par 35-32=67 and sits two strokes back of the overnight co-leaders.

Remember, Kelly gained entry into the tournament when Dustin Johnson embarked on a sabbatical. The older American didn't waste any time is making it count. Kelly opened with a birdie from 10'11" at the par-5 10th hole, and then chased it with another birdie at 11. He added four birdies coming in, including rolls of 31'9" and 12 feet at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. He did square a pair of bogey-4s. Overall, he split 10 (of fairways) and hit 13 greens in regulation. He concluded the day with a strokes gained-putting clip of 3.150, sixth-best in the field.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 07:49:00 PM

Jerry Kelly is scheduled to compete at this week's PGA Championship.

We're a little late on this, but we're on it now. Kelly assumed the opening vacated by Dustin Johnson when the PGA of America confirmed that the younger American would not participate in the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup. Kelly hasn't teed it up in the seaosn's fourth major since 2011. He's just 5-for-15 lifetime, including a missed cut at Valhalla in 2000.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 06:05:00 PM