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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 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

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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

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.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 05:39:00 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.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 05:26:00 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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 01:00:00 PM