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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 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. Nov 16 - 4:24 PM

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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.
Nov 15 - 3:54 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.
Oct 22 - 8:44 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.
Sep 1 - 1:02 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.
Aug 7 - 7:49 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.
Aug 3 - 6:05 PM

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

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