Skip Kendall

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Skip Kendall
Personal information
Full nameJules Ira Kendall
Born (1964-09-09) September 9, 1964 (age 58)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceWindermere, Florida
ChildrenNoah Jules, Remi, Brady
CollegeUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Turned professional1987
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking69 (August 8, 1999)[1]
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament56th: 2000
PGA ChampionshipT10: 1998
U.S. OpenT17: 2004
The Open ChampionshipT11: 2004

Jules Ira "Skip" Kendall (born September 9, 1964) is an American professional golfer.[2] He plays on the Champions Tour and formerly played on the Tour and the PGA Tour.

Early and personal life[edit]

Kendall was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is Jewish.[3][4][5][6] He attended Nicolet High School in Milwaukee.[7] In high school he played three sports.[8] In soccer, he made the All-State team as a senior.[8] In basketball, he was team MVP and team captain in 1982.[8] In golf, he finished second in the state as both a sophomore and a senior.[8]

He then attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, graduating in 1987 with a degree in Business Education.[7] Kendall and his wife Traci have three children, and live in Windermere, Florida.[7]

Golf career[edit]

In 1987, Kendall became a professional golfer and was medalist at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in 1992. Kendall has never won a PGA Tour event or a PGA Tour Champions event. However, he did have over two dozen top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour.[7] These include runner-up finishes at the 1998 Buick Invitational, 1999 Canon Greater Hartford Open, 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic, and 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.[7]

The 1999 season was among his best on the PGA Tour. In addition to his second place finish at Hartford he finished T10 at the Players Championship. That season he recorded his highest ranking on the Official World Golf Ranking of #68.[9] Overall he recorded 13 top-25 finishes, made 24 cuts, and earned $962,642. He also earned $1,206,438 in 2004 with seven top-25 finishes.

He also has four Nationwide Tour victories.

Since 2014, Kendall has played on the PGA Tour Champions and has had three top-10 finishes.

In 2015, Kendall missed the cut for the Puerto Rico Open and the Barbasol Championship, scoring 78 in both events on the first round and ended up getting 9-over-par in both tournaments. He did however finish 2015 ranked 69th on the 2015 Champions Tour money list, and finished T10 at the 2015 Shaw Charity Classic.

Kendall is credited with introducing Chris DiMarco to the "claw" putting grip.[10][11]

Kendall finished his PGA Tour career with over $9.8 million in earnings.

Professional wins (6)[edit] Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Feb 6, 1994 Nike Inland Empire Open −19 (65-67-65=197)* 6 strokes United States Emlyn Aubrey
2 May 26, 1994 Nike Carolina Classic −12 (65-72-70-69=276) 2 strokes United States Pat Bates
3 Mar 25, 2007 Chitimacha Louisiana Open −16 (66-66-66-70=268) Playoff United States Paul Claxton
4 Feb 19, 2012 Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship −10 (70-67-66-71=274) 1 stroke United States Andres Gonzales, United States Andrew Svoboda

*Note: The 1994 Nike Inland Empire Open was shortened to 54 holes due to rain. Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Chitimacha Louisiana Open United States Paul Claxton Won with birdie on third extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

Playoff record[edit]

PGA Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1998 Buick Invitational United States Scott Simpson Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic United States Steve Lowery Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic United States Phil Mickelson Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament 56
U.S. Open CUT T82 CUT T17 T56
The Open Championship CUT T59 T11
PGA Championship T10 T21 T27 T63 CUT CUT 73
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in The Players Championship[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
The Players Championship 68 T10 CUT T26 CUT T32 CUT CUT
  Top 10

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2001
Match Play R64
Championship NT1

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
NT = No tournament

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 32 1999 Ending 8 Aug 1999" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Elling, Steve (October 20, 2002). "Kendall Gets Close Once Again". Orlando Sentinel.
  3. ^ "1987: Wisconsin Year in Review". The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. December 25, 1987. p. 7.
  4. ^ Wechsler, Bob (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House. ISBN 9781602800137.
  5. ^ "On Center; Volumes 48–50". Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee. 1980.
  6. ^ "Sports Shorts," Jewish Sports Review, Vol. 9, No. 10, Issue 106, p. 18 (November/December 2014), accessed November 12, 2014
  7. ^ a b c d e "Skip Kendall – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d Nicolet High School – 2011 Nicolet Athletic Hall of Fame
  9. ^ "Skip Kendall – 1999". Official World Golf Ranking.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Mair, Lewine (February 21, 2002). "DiMarco gets to grips with putting game". Daily Telegraph.
  11. ^ "The grillroom: Chris DiMarco".

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