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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 readies for a home game at this week's BMW Championship.
The Madison, Wisconsin, native is just a two-hour drive from home this week at Conway Farms Golf Club. The last time around (2013) Kelly missed out on playing this course after finishing the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 85th in the FedExCup standings. He arrives in 65th place this year. With local knowledge on his side, Kelly makes for an appealing sleeper in many fantasy formats this week. Sep 14 - 6:21 PM

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Jerry Kelly tossed up a 1-over-par 35-37=72 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to conclude his seventh appearance in the Playoffs era at 7-under 277, good for a three-way tie for ninth and bumping him from 94th in the FedExCup standings to 65th.

After all was said and done, only four players ranked between No. 71-100 in the FedExCup standings entering the week secured a finish that moved them into the top 70 and advance to the BMW Championship on Sept. 17-20. Joining Kelly were: Hunter Mahan (No. 91 to No. 52), William McGirt (No. 88 to 68) and Keegan Bradley (No. 71 to No. 63). Kelly began the finale at 8-under (T6) and five adrift. He circled birdies at Nos. 2 and 4 to offset a bogey at the par-4 sixth to turn 1-under. The 38-year-old squared back-to-back bogeys at 13 and 14, the latter a three-putt from 37'4" and then dropped another at the 17th after missing the green, one of seven on the day. Needing birdie at the last to advance, the Wisconsinite delivered with a two-putt birdie after finding the par 5 in two. The T9 is his fourth top 10 of the season on 24 starts and second at TPC Boston (T10/2011).
Sep 7 - 8:33 PM

Jerry Kelly bobbed and weaved to a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 8-under 205, up eight places on the live leaderboard and bumping inside the top 10.

After opening in 71-66, Kelly began the day at 5-under (T14) and seven off the pace of 36-hole leader Charley Hoffman. On his round, he split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, converting on five scoring chances the conventional way and pitching-in for birdie at the par-4 fifth. The 48-year-old squared three bogeys, two the result of missed greens and one a three-putt from 47'8" at the par-4 14th. At last check, Kelly sits T2 in driving accuracy thru three rounds (35/42) and T2 in total birdies with 16. He entered the week 94th in the FedExCup standings and currently projects 60th after today's effort.
Sep 6 - 5:26 PM

Jerry Kelly arrives at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 94th in the FedExCup standings.

The PGA TOUR veteran is looking to return to the BMW Championship for the second straight season. The only obstacle in his way in his the fact that just 70 golfers advance to Conway Farms in two weeks. With a pair of top 15s in his last four trips to TPC Boston, there is still some hope for Kelly supporters.
Sep 1 - 9:14 PM

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

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