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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 returns to action at this week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, and enters the tournament ranked 90th in the FedExCup standings.
In his last start four weeks ago, Kelly missed the cut at the RBC Canadian Open by a seemingly uncharacteristic eight strokes. However, it was his third missed cut in his last four starts, sandwiching in a 17th at the John Deere Classic. It's been an odd season for the 48-year-old, missing eight cuts on 20 starts, but in his 12 cashes, he's logged nine top 25s. His season best is fifth at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November. More recently, he posted a T10 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in the third week of May, one of three top 10s on the season. Kelly has cashed 14 times on 16 starts at the Wyndham, eight going for top 25s, five of those top 10s. The lastest was T4 in 2011. In his last two trips, he's finished T50 (2012) and T45 (2013). Aug 18 - 6:18 PM

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Jerry Kelly makes one of his favorite TOUR stops this week as he readies for the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois.

The Midwesterner from Madison, Wisconsin, always feels right at home when teeing it up at nearby TPC Deere Run. If location wasn't enough, it helps this track is one of the easiest on TOUR, something Kelly has always excelled on. The track record is undeniable, as he's 8-for-9 in his career at this event, including an entire handful of top 20s.
Jul 7 - 8:34 AM

Jerry Kelly fashioned a 5-under-par 35-29=64 in today's second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship to post 7-under 132 at the break, two shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Kelly bogeyed two of his first four holes at TPC Four Seasons today and sat 1-over thanks to a birdie at the par-3 second. He then found a groove and played the remainder in bogey-free 6-under with six birdies. That featured five birdies coming in, including a 2 at the modified par-3 14th hole. The 48-year-old connected top 25s in his four starts upon arrival, including a T10 at Colonial last week, so he's been money in all formats of late.
May 29 - 5:38 PM

Jerry Kelly conjured up a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in today's final round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and his 9-under 271 was good for a T10-finish.

Kelly began the day 6-under (T10) and five shots back and ended the day T10, finishing three shots off the pace. For his efforts, Kelly split 13 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, accumulating 29 putts on his round. The 48-year-old squared two bogeys but covered them with five birdies, including back-to-back at 17 and 18 to finish in style. His circle on the 18th put a stamp on the proceedings after he stiffed his approach from 149 yards to 13 inches. The closing birdie was important for several reasons, including securing his third top 10 on the season and depositing 62 FedExCup points.
May 24 - 9:16 PM

Overnight co-leader Jerry Kelly settled for an even-par 37-35=72 in today's third round of THE PLAYERS and his 8-under 208 has him sitting two shots adrift of the 54-hole leader.

Kelly split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to a three birdie, three bogey round. With premium scoring conditions the order of the day, Kelly could not keep pace, primarily on the greens, where he registered -0.886 in strokes gained: putting. This after posting a 0.847 in that same stat just yesterday. Yet, the 48-year-old, who hasn't finished inside the top 30 at TPC Sawgrass but once in his last 10 appearances, remains just two back heading into Sunday's final round.
May 9 - 8:38 PM

Jerry Kelly smoothed a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in today's second round of THE PLAYERS to post 8-under 136 and catch Kevin Na for a share of the 36-hole lead.

Kelly's final of eight birdies forced Na to make room. The 48-year-old holed a look from just inside 11 feet at the par-5 ninth to conclude his day. It was also a bounce-back after a three-putt bogey from 28'9" at the par-3 eighth, his only square on the card. He had another pair of birdies ranging 10-12 feet, but he kept his momentum alive with a 12-yard hole-out for birdie from off the green at the par-3 third and a chip-in for par from the rough five yards away at the the par-4 fourth. Kelly co-leads the field at the break with 12 birdies. Today's score was the lowest in the field for the round by two strokes. He's finished inside the top 11 at TPC Sawgrass three times, but he hasn't logged a top 25 since a T6 in 2004.
May 8 - 7:31 PM

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

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