Troy Kelly

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Troy Kelly
Personal information
Born (1978-08-02) August 2, 1978 (age 38)
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Career
College University of Washington
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins 3+
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T39: 2015
The Open Championship CUT: 2012
PGA Championship DNP

Troy Kelly (born August 2, 1978) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Kelly became the youngest player to ever compete in Washington State Junior Golf Association (WJGA) tournaments at the age of 6.[1] He was the WJGA state champion at age 11 and 13. He won more than 40 tournaments in his junior golf career.[1] He turned professional after graduating from the University of Washington in 2003.

Professional career[edit]

Kelly played on mini tours from 2003 to 2008. He played on the Gateway Tour in 2003, 2005 and 2006 where he won two events. He played on the Golden State Tour in 2007 and 2008, where he won multiple events. Kelly also won the AG Spanos California Open on the AG Spanos Tour in 2006. He also played on the Canadian Tour in 2008.

Kelly joined the PGA Tour in 2009, earning his card through qualifying school. He struggled, making only 3 of 17 cuts. He also played in 10 Nationwide Tour events that year and finished second at the Chattanooga Classic. In 2010, he played only 10 Nationwide Tour events due to an arthritic hip. In 2011 he recorded four top-10 finishes, including two runner-up finishes and a third-place finish en route to finishing 11th on the money list, good enough for a 2012 PGA Tour card.

Kelly didn't find any success in 2012 until the Greenbrier Classic in July. He was in position to win but Ted Potter, Jr. shot 4-under-par on the last four holes to force a playoff. Potter defeated Kelly on the third extra hole. Prior to the playoff loss, Kelly had never finished better than 37th on the PGA Tour and was ranked 464th in the Official World Golf Ranking. The second-place finish vaulted Kelly to 167th in the world, 187th to 104th in the FedEx Cup, and earned him a spot in the 2012 Open Championship, where he would miss the cut.

Professional wins (3+)[edit]

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2012 Greenbrier Classic United States Ted Potter, Jr. Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Other wins (3+)[edit]

  • 2005 Tournament 8 (Palm Valley Golf Club - Palms) (Gateway Tour)
  • 2006 AG Spanos California Open (AG Spanos Tour), Series B (Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa, The - Red) (Gateway Tour)
  • Unknown number of wins on Golden State Tour

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T39
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Troy Kelly profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 

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