Kelly Kraft

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Kelly Kraft
Personal information
Born (1988-10-05) October 5, 1988 (age 28)
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.

Kraft's best PGA Tour finish to date came in February 2017 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, finishing in second place at –15, four strokes behind the winner Jordan Spieth.

Personal life[edit]

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

Amateur wins[edit]

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

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]

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