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Jerry Kelly
Jerry Kelly Height: 5 ft, 11 in
Weight: 165 lbs
Birthday: 11/23/1966
College: University of Hartford (1989, Finance and Insurance)
Turned Pro: 1989
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin
Personal
  • Wife's brother, Jim Schuman, played on the Web.com Tour from 1990-93
  • All-city hockey selection in high school
  • University of Hartford golf teammates included TOUR members Tim Petrovic and Patrick Sheehan. Received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the school in June 2009
  • Visited troops in the Persian Gulf for Thanksgiving 2006 on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour with TOUR members Corey Pavin, Donnie Hammond, Frank Lickliter II and Howard Twitty
  • Instrumental in starting the PGA TOUR Flood Relief effort, along with Zach Johnson, to support flooded communities in the Midwest in the summer of 2008. Also donated funds, toured parts of the devastated area and encouraged public support.
PGA TOUR Victories
(3) 2009 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 2002 Sony Open in Hawaii. 2002 Advil Western Open.
Web.com Victories
(2) 1995 NIKE Alabama Classic. 1995 NIKE Buffalo Open.
Other Victories
(2) 2006 Franklin Templeton Shootout [with Rod Pampling]. 2009 Shark Shootout [with Steve Stricker].
2016 PGA TOUR Money & Position
$1,328,657 (79th)
2016 Highlights
  • Advanced to FedExCup Playoffs for 10th consecutive season, one of 16 players to qualify for all 10 seasons of the FedExCup Playoffs since its inception in 2007. Made 15 cuts in 21 starts through the Wyndham Championship before ending his season with a missed cut at the Deutsche Bank Championship, at No. 72 in the standings, just two positions outside the 70 players who advanced to the BMW Championship
  • Making his 19th start at the Sony Open in Hawaii, the 2002 champion posted his ninth top-10 finish at the event, finishing T9 and seven strokes behind playoff winner Fabian Gomez. It marked his third consecutive top-10 finish at Waialae (3-2014, T6-2015, T9-2016) and the 90th top 10 of his career. In 15 final rounds at the Sony Open, has now posted a final-round score in the 60s 11 consecutive times
  • A week later, opened with an 8-under 64 at the CareerBuilder Challenge to claim a share of the 18-hole lead with three others, including eventual champion Jason Dufner. Ensuing rounds of 70-69-73 resulted in a T42 finish
  • At age 49, posted three sub-par scores in his 21st start at THE PLAYERS Championship to finish T19
  • The FedEx St. Jude Classic in June marked his 600th career start on the PGA TOUR. A cake for he and David Toms, who had made his 600th start at the Shell Houston Open in April, was presented in player dining Wednesday of the pro-am in Memphis to celebrate the achievements
  • In his 603rd career start on TOUR, finished runner-up at the Travelers Championship, located near his alma mater, the University of Hartford. Opened and closed with 6-under 64s to finish second, one shot behind Russell Knox. Held a share of the first-round lead. Marked his 20th start at the Travelers Championship and his third top-10
  • Finished the FedExCup at No. 72 in the standings, marking the fourth consecutive season he finished inside the top 100.

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