Who's who: Jerry Kelly

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Who's who: Jerry Kelly

  • Name:

    Jerome Patrick "Jerry" Kelly
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Nov 23, 1966 in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1989

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (2): Snr Players Championship (2020, '22). Presidents Cup player (2003). Total PGA Tour wins (3), and multiple PGA Champions Tour wins.

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Kelly's best year on the PGA Tour was 2002, when he finished fourth on the money list and won two tournaments. He has enjoyed considerable success on the PGA Champions Tour, recording his first major championship win in the Senior Players Championship in 2020; he won the same title again in 2022.

Top tournaments won by Jerry Kelly

2022
America
Canyon Meadows
201 (-9)
$352,500
Shaw Comms

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Venue

Canyon Meadows

Score

201 (-9)

Prize money

$352,500

Title sponsor

Shaw Comms

Played as the Shaw Charity Classic (Aug 5-7). Jerry Kelly (USA) beat John Huston (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his third PGA Tour Champions win of the 2022 season. [Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta].

2022
America
Wakonda Club
198 (-18)
$277,500
Principal

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Venue

Wakonda Club

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$277,500

Title sponsor

Principal

Played as the Principal Charity Classic (June 3-5). Jerry Kelly (USA) beat Kirk Triplett (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa].

2022
Majors
269 (-11)
$450,000
Bridgestone

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

The Bridgestone Senior Players Championship (40th) (July 7-10). Second-placed and defending champion Steve Stricker (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jerry Kelly (USA), a reverse of the 2021 outcome, when Kelly finished second behind fellow Wisconsinite Stricker. This was Kelly's second win in this event in three years. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

2021
America
202 (-14)
$360,000
AmFam Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

AmFam Ins

Played as the American Family Insurance Championship (June 11-13). Second-placed Miguel Angel Jiménez (Esp) and Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Jerry Kelly (USA). [University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin].

2020
Majors
277 (-3)
$450,000
Bridgestone

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

The Bridgestone Senior Players Championship (38th) (Aug 13-16; postponed from July 9-12 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Scott Parel (USA) finished 1 shot behind 53-year-old Jerry Kelly (USA), who recorded his first major championship win. Kelly seized control in the final round with a hole-in-one at the par-3 12th. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

2019
America
Warwick Hills
200 (-16)
$300,000
Ally Financial

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Ally Financial

Played as the Ally Challenge (Sep 13-15). Second-placed Woody Austin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jerry Kelly (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour Champions win of 2019. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

2019
America
200 (-16)
$315,000
SAS Institute

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

SAS Institute

Played as the SAS Championship (Oct 11-13). Second-placed David McKenzie (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Jerry Kelly (USA), who shot a 65 (-7) final round to clinch his third PGA Tour Champions win of 2019. [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].

2019
America
201 (-15)
$300,000
AmFam Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

AmFam Ins

Played as the American Family Insurance Championship (June 21-23). Jerry Kelly (USA) beat Retief Goosen (RSA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-4 15th). Steve Stricker (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin].

2018
America
198 (-18)
$305,000
Mitsubishi

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$305,000

Title sponsor

Mitsubishi

Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (Jan 18-20; PGA Tour Champions official season-opener). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Jerry Kelly (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

2017
America
199 (-14)
$270,000
Bear Mtn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Bear Mtn

Played as the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship (Sept 15-17). Second-placed Lee Janzen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kelly (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour Champions win in four weeks. [Mountain course, Bear Mtn Resort, Victoria, BC, Canada].

2017
America
197 (-19)
$315,000
Boeing

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

Boeing

Played as the Boeing Classic (Aug 25-27). Second-placed Jerry Smith (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Jerry Kelly (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win in his 13th start on the Tour. [Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, nr Seattle, Washington].

2017
Awards
$1,461,077
see Score
PGA Tr Chmpns

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Venue

Score

$1,461,077

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tr Chmpns

Kelly (USA) won the PGA Tour Champions 2017 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. Kelly finished sixth on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,461,077.

2009
America
274 (-14)
$1,134,000
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$1,134,000

Title sponsor

Zurich

Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 23-26). Second-placed Rory Sabbatini (RSA), Charlie Wi (S Kor) and Charles Howell III (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jerry Kelly (USA). This was Kelly's first win for seven years, and the last of his three PGA Tour wins. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

2009
America
190 (-26)
$375,000
Merrill Lynch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

190 (-26)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Merrill Lynch

Played as the Shark Shootout (Dec 11-13; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed teams of JB Holmes (USA) & Kenny Perry (USA), Chad Campbell (USA) & Tim Clark (RSA) and Justin Leonard (USA) & Scott Verplank (USA) finished 1 shot behind winning team of Steve Stricker (USA) & Jerry Kelly (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2006
America
185 (-31)
$337,500
Merrill Lynch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

185 (-31)

Prize money

$337,500

Title sponsor

Merrill Lynch

Played as the Merrill Lynch Shootout (Nov 10-12; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Jerry Kelly (USA) & Rod Pampling (Aus) beat Justin Leonard (USA) & Scott Verplank (USA) at the first playoff hole. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2002
America
266 (-14)
$720,000
Sony

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

Sony

Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 10-13). Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 1 shot behind 35-year-old Jerry Kelly (USA), who recorded the first of his three PGA Tour wins. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kelly, Jerry

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

Advil

Played as the Advil Western Open (July 4-7). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jerry Kelly (USA), who recorded the second of his three PGA Tour wins. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].

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