Jerry Kelly

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Jerry Kelly
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Jerome Patrick Kelly
Born (1966-11-23) November 23, 1966 (age 47)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Madison, Wisconsin
Career
College University of Hartford
Turned professional 1989
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Web.com Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T5: 2007
U.S. Open T7: 2007
The Open Championship T26: 2006
PGA Championship T26: 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. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jan 14, 2002 Sony Open in Hawaii −14 (66-65-65-70=266) 1 stroke United States John Cook
2 Jul 7, 2002 Advil Western Open −19 (67-69-68-65=269) 2 strokes United States Davis Love III
3 Apr 26, 2009 Zurich Classic of New Orleans −14 (68-66-69-71=274) 1 stroke United States Charles Howell III, South Africa Rory Sabbatini,
South Korea Charlie Wi

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open United States Loren Roberts Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Nike Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T57
The Open Championship T44 DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT WD T26
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T20 48 T31 T20 DNP T5 CUT DNP
U.S. Open T37 DNP CUT CUT T40 83 DNP T7 CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT T28 WD T47 CUT T26 T49 CUT DNP
PGA Championship CUT T44 CUT CUT CUT T34 48 CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament T12 CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T63 DNP DNP T41 DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT T26 DNP DNP T27

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 4 8 6
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 6
Totals 0 0 0 1 2 5 45 24
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2005 PGA – 2007 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2007 Masters – 2007 U.S. Open)

Results in World Golf Championship events[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Accenture Match Play Championship R64 QF QF R32 DNP DNP R64 DNP DNP
CA Championship T4 T21 T16 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T50
Bridgestone Invitational 77 T53 T19 DNP DNP T46 DNP T11 DNP
HSBC Champions T54 DNP

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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