|Full name||Jonathan Andrew Kaye|
|Born||August 2, 1970|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|College||University of Colorado|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T43: 2001, 2005|
|U.S. Open||T10: 2003|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2003, 2004|
|PGA Championship||T51: 2000|
Kaye was born in Denver, Colorado, and is Jewish. He attended Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was a star in golf, graduating in 1988. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1993 and turned pro that same year. He began playing on the PGA Tour in 1995 after successfully competing in qualifying school. In Kaye's early days in the tour, he occasionally found himself at the center of sports media attention for unorthodox behavior.
Kaye has won twice on the PGA Tour, at the 2003 Buick Classic and the 2004 FBR Open, and he has over 30 top-10 finishes. He is a self-taught player who has never had a teacher. "There's nobody who could teach my swing," he has said.
Kaye has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking, though he has not played a PGA Tour event since 2011. Kaye briefly reappeared on the Web.com Tour in 2014, playing in three events and making the cut once with a T65 at the Panama Claro Championship. He also played on the Web.com Tour in 2017. In July 2017, 21 years after winning his first Colorado Open, he won it again with a record-tying 23-under-par 265 in the 53rd CoBank Colorado Open, earning $100,000.
Professional wins (4)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Jun 22, 2003||Buick Classic||−13 (70-66-68-67=271)||Playoff||John Rollins|
|2||Feb 1, 2004||FBR Open||−18 (65-68-66-67=266)||2 strokes||Chris DiMarco|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2002||Reno-Tahoe Open||Chris Riley||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||2003||Buick Classic||John Rollins||Won with eagle on first extra hole|
Other wins (2)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DQ||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
DQ = disqualified
"T" = tied
Results in World Golf Championships
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R64||R64||R64|
1Cancelled due to 9/11
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
NT = No tournament
- 1994 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1998 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2006 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- List of Jewish golfers
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- Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 18, 2004 · Page 120
- Jonathan Kaye Giving Pro Golf Another Shot | Golf Channel
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- Kensler, Tom (December 7, 2001). "Kaye's agent disputes report Golfweek: Denver native suspended 2 months". The Denver Post. Colorado. p. D-3.
- Baines, Gary (January 10, 2002). "Kaye remains mum on reported PGA suspension – But he probably won't make 2002 debut until next month". Daily Camera. Boulder, Colorado. p. C1.
- Kensler, Tom (February 28, 2002). "Secret PGA suspension excuse for Kaye's silence". The Denver Post. Colorado. p. D-2.
- "The Week – O.B." Sports Illustrated. March 4, 2002. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
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