Kelly Kraft

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Kelly Kraft
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1988-10-05) October 5, 1988 (age 27)
Denton, Texas
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Dallas, Texas[1]
College Southern Methodist University
Turned professional 2012
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 62nd: 2012
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Kelly Kraft (born October 5, 1988) is an American professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Kraft was born in Denton, Texas. During his final year at Billy Ryan High School, 2006–07, Kraft served as team captain while earning All-District honors.

While attending Southern Methodist University (SMU), he played college golf for the SMU Mustangs.

Kraft won the 2011 Trans-Mississippi Amateur in July. He then won the 2011 U.S. Amateur in August, beating world-number-one Patrick Cantlay in the final, 2 up. The win earned Kraft a spot in the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and British Open in 2012.[2][3] In September 2011, Kraft played on the 2011 Walker Cup team. In November 2011, Kraft finished as top amateur at the Emirates Australian Open, finishing in a tie for 19th.

Professional career[edit]

Kraft turned professional after competing in the 2012 Masters Tournament. In doing so, he forfeited his invitations to the 2012 U.S. Open and 2012 Open Championship.[1] Kraft played in eight tournaments on the PGA Tour in 2012 through sponsor exemptions. He played on the Tour from 2013–2015 with a best finish of second at the 2013 Mylan Classic until his first win on March 15, 2015 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

Personal life[edit]

In April 2013, Kraft and Tia Gannon were married in Sea Island, Georgia.

Professional wins (1)[edit] Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Mar 29, 2015 Chitimacha Louisiana Open 67-70-68-65=270 −14 1 stroke South Korea Lee Dong-hwan

Amateur wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012
Masters Tournament 62
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


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