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Jerry Kelly

  • Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
  • Residence: Madison, Wis.
  • Birthdate: November 23, 1966
  • Age: 40 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1989
  • College: Hartford
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

All-city hockey selection in high school. . . Went to University of Hartford on a hockey scholarship, but found a golf career not long after when the college discontinued hockey. Member 2003 President Cup team.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
2 - 1995 Alabama Classic, Buffalo Open.

PGA Tour
2 - Sony Open in Hawaii, Advil Western Open

Career Summary

1993 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $61,074 (ranked 25th); best finish, T2nd, Nike Greater Cleveland Open

1994 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $60,928 (ranked 26th); best finish, 5th, Nike Huntsville Open and T5th Nike Utah Classic.

1995 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 15; money - $188,878 (ranked 1st); Winner, Alabama Classic and Buffalo Open. Set then Nike Tour record for single season earnings of $188,878 in 1995.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.40 (ranked 113th); money - $336,748 (ranked 59th); best finish -2nd, Milwaukee Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.62 (ranked 135th); money - $340,144 (ranked 87th); best finish -T6th, Shell Houston Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.01 (ranked T69th); money - $533,702 (ranked 77th); best finish -3rd, Greater Milwaukee Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 111 ; in money -23; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $784,754 (ranked 59th); best finish -T4th at the AT&T Pebble Beach

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.76 / (49th); driving distance - 274.6 / (80th); driving accuracy -68.8% / (98th); GIR - 66.8% / (77th); putting - 1.757 / (45th); birdie average - 3.54 per rd / (78th) / total birdies - 393; sand saves - 60.0% / (26th); scrambling - 62.0% / (37th); all-around rank - 552 / (48th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 101 ; in money -21; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $1,491,607 (ranked 35th); best finish -2nd at the Reno-Tahoe Open

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.51 / (40th); driving distance - 281.3 / (77th); driving accuracy -69.0% / (84th); GIR - 69.4% / (31); putting - 1.735 / (13th); birdie average - 3.79 per rd / (49th) / total birdies - 383; sand saves - 49.1% / (128th); scrambling - 59.7% / (103rd); all-around rank - 466 / (26th).

2002 Notes
His all-time best season in not only earnings but Top-10 finishes (eight), rounds under par (57th) and scoring average (70.42nd).

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 98 ; in money -21; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $2,946,889 (ranked 6th); Winner, at the Sony Open in Hawaii and Advil Western Open

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.42 / (26th); driving distance - 274.0 / (158th); driving accuracy -71.0% / (47th); GIR - 67.1% / (59th); putting - 1.768 / (88th); birdie average - 3.68 per rd / (79th) / total birdies - 361; sand saves - 52.9% / (72nd); all-around rank - 630 / (55th).

2003 Notes
Won over $2 million for the second straight season

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 104; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 10; money - $2,158,342; (ranked 26th); best finish - T-3rd at the 100th Western Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.50 / (45th); driving distance - 283.5 / (116th); driving accuracy - 71.2% / (34th); GIR - 68.2% / (34th); putting - 1.766 / (63rd); birdie average - 3.87 per rd / (37th) / total birdies - 402; sand saves - 53.9% / (41st); all-around; rank - 401 / (9th).

2004 Notes
Contemplated off-season left shoulder surgery (AC joint) but decided to try and rehab rather than have an operation.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 109; in money - 27; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $2,496,222; (ranked 17th); best finish - 3rd at The Tour Championship

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.09 / (12th); driving distance - 278.1 / (172nd); driving accuracy - 70.4% / (21st); GIR - 68.0% / (27th); putting - 1.763 / (52nd); birdie average - 3.75 per rd / (41st) / total birdies - 409; sand saves - 52.8% / (46th); all-around; rank - 514 / (25th).

2005 Notes
Finished 58th on the money list, lowest showing since finishing 59th in 2000. But did surpass the $1-million mark for fifth straight season.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 99; in money - 103; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,352,487; (ranked 58th); best finish - T-4th at the Buick Championship

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.59 / (44th); driving distance - 281.5 / (155th); driving accuracy - 68.0% / (33rd); GIR - 66.2% / (67th); putting - 1.785 / (115th); birdie average - 3.40 per rd / (129th) / total birdies - 337; sand saves - 45.3% / (144th); all-around; rank - 814 / (111th).

2006 Notes
Finished in the top 40 (No. 39) on the PGA Tour money list for the fifth time in last six years in a year that included two second-place finishes

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 100; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,737,800; (ranked 39th); best finish - 2 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson and U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.85 / (70th); driving distance - 278.1 / (179th); driving accuracy - 70.2% / (19th); GIR - 67.1% / (46th); putting - 1.781 / (105th); birdie average - 3.58 per rd / (78th) / total birdies - 358; sand saves - 54.0% / (37th); all-around; rank - 597 / (42nd).

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