Jerry Kelly

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Jerry Kelly
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameJerome Patrick Kelly
Born(1966-11-23) November 23, 1966 (age 47)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceMadison, Wisconsin
Career
CollegeUniversity of Hartford
Turned professional1989
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Web.com Tour2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT5: 2007
U.S. OpenT7: 2007
The Open ChampionshipT26: 2006
PGA ChampionshipT26: 1999, 2011
Achievements and awards
Nike Tour
leading money winner
1995
Nike Tour
Player of the Year
1995
 
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Jerry Kelly
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full nameJerome Patrick Kelly
Born(1966-11-23) November 23, 1966 (age 47)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceMadison, Wisconsin
Career
CollegeUniversity of Hartford
Turned professional1989
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Web.com Tour2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT5: 2007
U.S. OpenT7: 2007
The Open ChampionshipT26: 2006
PGA ChampionshipT26: 1999, 2011
Achievements and awards
Nike Tour
leading money winner
1995
Nike Tour
Player of the Year
1995

Jerome Patrick Kelly (born November 23, 1966) is an American professional golfer.

Kelly was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Hartford in 1989 and turned professional later that year,[1] but didn't make it onto the PGA Tour until 1996. This followed a successful 1995 season on the second tier Nike Tour, when he won two tournaments. His best career year to date is 2002, when he finished fourth on the PGA Tour money list and won the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii and Advil Western Open.

Kelly won the 2009 Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a two-foot par on the final hole, beating three players by one stroke (Charlie Wi, Rory Sabbatini, and Charles Howell III). It had been seven years since his last win.[2]

Kelly has been featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Kelly was an all-city ice hockey selection in high school while playing for Madison East and he has said that his hockey background may have hurt his golf early in his career, because of the aggressiveness it encourages him to bring to his game.[3]

For the first time in his PGA Tour career, Kelly finished outside the valued top 125 on the tour's money list, ending the 2012 season just $1,809 out of a full Tour card. He also finished 2012 as the 25th highest earning PGA Tour golfer in history. Instead of going to Q School (where his finish would have placed him directly into the final stage), Kelly played the 2013 season using a career money list exemption, nineteen places higher on the PGA Tour priority ranking list than the 126-150 category (Priority Ranking 29).

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1Jan 14, 2002Sony Open in Hawaii−14 (66-65-65-70=266)1 strokeUnited States John Cook
2Jul 7, 2002Advil Western Open−19 (67-69-68-65=269)2 strokesUnited States Davis Love III
3Apr 26, 2009Zurich Classic of New Orleans−14 (68-66-69-71=274)1 strokeUnited States Charles Howell III, South Africa Rory Sabbatini,
South Korea Charlie Wi

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11996Greater Milwaukee OpenUnited States Loren RobertsLost to birdie on first extra hole

Nike Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament199719981999
Masters TournamentDNPDNPDNP
U.S. OpenDNPDNPT57
The Open ChampionshipT44DNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUTWDT26
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Masters TournamentDNPDNPT2048T31T20DNPT5CUTDNP
U.S. OpenT37DNPCUTCUTT4083DNPT7CUTDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNPCUTT28WDT47CUTT26T49CUTDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUTT44CUTCUTCUTT3448CUTCUTCUT
Tournament2010201120122013
Masters TournamentT12CUTDNPDNP
U.S. OpenT63DNPDNPT41
The Open ChampionshipCUTCUTDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUTT26DNPDNP

DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament00011486
U.S. Open000011107
The Open Championship000000115
PGA Championship000000155
Totals0001254423

Results in World Golf Championship events[edit]

Tournament200220032004200520062007200820092010
Accenture Match Play ChampionshipR64QFQFR32DNPDNPR64DNPDNP
CA ChampionshipT4T21T16DNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT50
Bridgestone Invitational77T53T19DNPDNPT46DNPT11DNP
HSBC ChampionsT54DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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