Skip Kendall

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Skip Kendall
Personal information
Full nameJules Ira Kendall
NicknameSkip
Born (1964-09-09) September 9, 1964 (age 54)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceWindermere, Florida
ChildrenNoah Jules, Remi, Brady
Career
CollegeUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Turned professional1987
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Web.com Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour4
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament56th: 2000
U.S. OpenT17: 2004
The Open ChampionshipT11: 2004
PGA ChampionshipT10: 1998

Jules Ira "Skip" Kendall (born September 9, 1964) is an American professional golfer.[1] He plays on the Champions Tour and formerly played on the Web.com Tour and the PGA Tour.

Early and personal life[edit]

Kendall was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is Jewish.[2][3][4][5] He attended Nicolet High School in Milwaukee.[6] In high school he played three sports.[7] In soccer, he made the All-State team as a senior.[7] In basketball, he was team MVP and team captain in 1982.[7] In golf, he finished second in the state as both a sophomore and a senior.[7]

He then attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, graduating in 1987 with a degree in Business Education.[6] Kendall and his wife Traci have three children, and live in Windermere, Florida.[6]

Golf career[edit]

In 1987 Kendall became a professional golfer and won the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in 1992. Kendall has never won a PGA Tour event or a Champions Tour event. However, he did have a handful of top-10 finishes. His best finishes were finishing in 2nd place at the 2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic the 1998 Buick Invitational, the 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic, and the 1999 Canon Greater Hartford Open.

Kendall had some success on both the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour throughout the 1990s and early 2000s including finishing T10 at the 1999 Players Championship. Kendall finished 70th in the 1999 World Golf Ranking with 13 top-25 finishes out of 24 cuts earning $962,642, and earned $1,206,438 in 2004 with seven top-25 finishes. He has four Nationwide Tour victories. Since 2014, Kendall has played on the Champions Tour 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.[8][9]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (4)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elling, Steve (October 20, 2002). "Kendall Gets Close Once Again". Orlando Sentinel.
  2. ^ "1987: Wisconsin Year in Review". The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. December 25, 1987. p. 7.
  3. ^ Wechsler, Bob (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House.
  4. ^ "On Center; Volumes 48–50". Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee. 1980.
  5. ^ "Sports Shorts," Jewish Sports Review, Vol. 9, No. 10, Issue 106, p. 18 (November/December 2014), accessed November 12, 2014
  6. ^ a b c Skip Kendall - Official Web.com Tour Profile
  7. ^ a b c d Nicolet High School - 2011 Nicolet Athletic Hall of Fame
  8. ^ Mair, Lewine (February 21, 2002). "DiMarco gets to grips with putting game". Daily Telegraph.
  9. ^ "The grillroom: Chris DiMarco".

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