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Jerome Patrick Kelly (born November 23, 1966) is an American golfer. November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, generally regarded as the worlds Home of Golf. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use...

Kelly was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Hartford in 1989 and turned professional that year, but didn't make it onto the PGA Tour until 1996. This followed a successful 1995 season on the second tier Nike Tour, when he won two tournaments. His career year to date is 2002, when he finished fourth on the PGA Tour money list and won the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii and Advil Western Open. These remain his only PGA Tour wins, but has continued to play well, with ten top ten finishes in 2003 and eight in 2004. Nickname: Mad Town or Mad City Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 136. ... The University of Hartford, often called UHA or UHart, was founded in 1877, and is a private, independent, and nonsectarian coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA TOUR, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to... The Sony Open in Hawaii is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ...

Kelly was an all-city ice hockey selection in high school and he has said that his hockey background may have hurt his golf early in his career, because of the aggressiveness it encourages him to bring to his game. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

Kelly performed well in the 2005 majors, playing in one of the final groups at the PGA Championship, a sign of his blossoming career.

He has been featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...

Kelly's nickname on tour is "The Cylinder" because he makes so many clutch putts. His tour friends say that it is a play on words.

PGA Tour wins

The Sony Open in Hawaii is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ...

Nationwide Tour wins

  • 1995 NIKE Alabama Classic, NIKE Buffalo Open

Other wins

The Merrill Lynch Shootout is a team golf event that takes place during the PGA Tours Challenge Season, which begins after the last official money event of the season, THE TOUR Championship. ... Rodney Rod Pampling (born 23 September 1969 in Redcliffe, Queensland) is an Australian golfer. ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site

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MacMurray College names Jerry Kelly head coach (355 words)
As a high school wrestler Kelly was a two-time class AA state champion and also earned a third place finish.
Kelly is anxious to begin his experience at the college level.
Jerry brings the background, experience, and name recognition to boost recruiting a get us back to competing at the national level as we did in the late 60’s and early 70’s," stated Gay.
PGATOUR.com - Kelly wins Sony Open in Hawaii; avoids Reno-Tahoe Open repeat (1327 words)
Kelly closed with an even-par 70 on another balmy, breezy day at Waialae Country Club, a tropical paradise for everyone except a 35-year-old guy grinding on every shot, searching for a swing and hoping he can show the mettle it takes to win.
Kelly also bogeyed the 17th with a three-putt, and he matched Cook's birdie on the final hole by lagging his 45-foot eagle putt to about 12 inches for a tap-in victory.
Kelly found it a little ironic that of all the players who had a chance to make a move on him Sunday, it was Cook he found in his rearview mirror.
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