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Well, Jerry fans, our boy didn't do very well at the RBC over the weekend. He shot a +2 on Saturday and a -1 on Sunday to end at -1, but finished both rounds long before the broadcasts even started.
He's not in the field for either the Bridgestone Invitational or Reno-Tahoe Open this weekend, but he didn't play in either of those tournaments last year. He did not qualify for the PGA Championship next weekend, even though he did play in that tournament last year. He'd have had to be in the top 20 last year (he was 26th) or in the top 70 in PGA Championship points (he's currently 81st). Oh well, Jerry. Almost!!
They haven't posted the field for the Wyndham Championship the following weekend (8/16 to 8/19) but I'm confident we'll see him there because he tied for 4th place last year.
He's also currently 119th in FedEx cup points, so unless he gets knocked out of the top 125 by 8/23, he will be playing the first of the 4 playoff tournaments for the FedEx Cup. In this case, The Barklays 8/23 to 8/26.
I found this really cool hi-res photo of Jerry on the practice range from the RBC, though. Unfortunately, his face is hidden by his hat, but the photo has other things to appreciate.
Open the image in a new window to see it full resolution.
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2012-09-29 10:49:58)
Good news, Jerry fans. Jerry *is* in the field for the Wyndham Championship next weekend. This might be the one. Last year he shot all 4 rounds in the 60's. He was even in 2nd place for a little while. He finished the tournament tied for 4th. It's Thursday and Friday on The Golf Channel and Saturday and Sunday on CBS.
Good luck, Jerry!! We're all here rootin' for ya, and can't wait to see that irresistible Irish smile!!
UPDATE 8/13: We just reached 37,000 hits. That's 10,000 hits in the last 3 months, an average of more than 100 hits/day! I just think it's so cool that there are so many Jerry fans out there. Wow.
UPDATE 8/14: Our boy wasn't idle, BTW, between the RBC and the Wyndham. He was one of the hosts of the Heroes for Kids charity fundraiser in Wales, Wisconsin, with Mark Wilson:
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Dear Jerry Fans,
Well, our boy didn't do very well on Thursday. He was 3 over par when the broadcast began, and although he was only half-way through his round, he wasn't playing well enough to get any air time. He finished at 2 over yesterday, and shot 3 under today (before the broadcast started) so he's currently at -1.
Although there was a weather delay and today's round won't finish until sometime this evening, -1 is the current cut so it looks like Jerry will play the weekend, and is currently still within the top 125 to play in the first FedEx playoff next week...but he's right on the "bubble" at 123 (as I write this).
UPDATE 9:20 PM: Jerry's tee time is 9am tomorrow (Saturday) which means he'll finish all 18 holes before the broadcast even begins.
Cross your fingers. Pray to your G(g)od(s). Jerry needs our energy.
C'mon Jerry. You've got some serious fans out here who are all rootin' for ya!!!
UPDATE Saturday 3pm: Jerry shot -1 today to get to -2. He's still on the bubble and needs to play well tomorrow, but he's so far behind the leaders that he'll have an early tee time and finish his round (again) before the broadcast even starts. Keep thinking those good thoughts!! Go Jerry!!
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For those of you that aren't into golf, this weekend is the first of 4 playoff events for the FedEx Cup. Think of it as the post-season.
The top 125 (in FedEx points) get to play this weekend. The top 100 advance to the next event, the top 70 to the next event, and the top 30 to the final event.
Jerry's currently at 122. His tee time on Thursday is 8:50 am and the broadcast doesn't start until 2, so I don't think we'll see him on Thursday unless he plays well and is featured in highlights from earlier in the day. We'll have a better chance of seeing him on Friday when his tee time will be later in the day, and, of course, if he plays well.
Jerry certainly has a very good chance. He's not over the hill yet. Vijay Singh is 49 and had 3 top tens this year. Ernie Els just won the British Open at 43. There are a lot of golfers who play their best in their 40's.
Sergio Garcia won the Wyndham Championship yesterday. His first win since 2008. Yes, he's only 32 but the point is that years can easily go by between wins. It can happen!
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2012-08-23 11:32:24)
Oh, Jerry fans, I'm as close to inconsolable as you can imagine. Jerry shot a +5 in each of the first two rounds of the Barklays. He's at +10 and did not make the cut. It's the end of his season.
He hasn't played very well in the last three tournaments. I'm wondering if he might be having some health issues. He doesn't like to talk about them.
He played in several of the "fall series" events last year, and I'm sure he'll play in the Franklin Templeton Shootout again this year. Of course I'll update this post with any Jerry news.
The only bright note on this otherwise dismal day is that we passed 38,000 hits. Thank you all for listening, and a special thanks to those of you who've emailed me directly with your comments and feedback. It's much appreciated.
Good luck, Jerry. We'll miss you and look forward to your return.
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2013-01-24 10:19:00)
I'm feeling sad today. Exactly one year ago, our boy was tied for 1st place in The Deutsche Bank Championship. He would hover around the leaderboard all weekend, and tie for 2nd by the end of the 3rd round. The photo above is him being interviewed after that round. He ended up tied for 10th by the end of the fourth round. His first round over 69 in his last 12 rounds. This year, he didn't even qualify to play.
For those of you in the San Francisco Bay area, Jerry will be playing in the Frys.com Open October 10-14, just south of San Jose. I will be in southern California that week, but if he makes the cut and plays the weekend I'm going to try to be there for the final round on Sunday.
I'll update this post with tee times and broadcast times as soon as they become available.
UPDATE: I'll bet Jerry is going to be in San Francisco for The America's Cup the week before. He'd expressed interest in that in an interview awhile back, and it seems like more than just a coincidence that they're both in the bay area a week apart. Be on the lookout bay area fans!!
Oh, and we just passed 39,000 hits. Yikes!
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2012-09-10 18:43:57)
Hi, Jerry fans,
We just passed 40,000 hits. Woo hoo!!
Jerry is playing in the Justin Timberlake Open in Las Vegas Thursday through Sunday. All 4 days will be on The Golf Channel.
UPDATE 10/2: Jerry's tee time on Thursday is 11am ET so he'll just be finishing his round when the broadcast starts at 4pm. His tee time on Friday, however, is 3:30 ET, so he should be on the course for most of the broadcast.
UPDATE 10/6: Oh well. We didn't see a single shot of Jerry's on Thursday or Friday, and he missed the cut by 1 stroke and will not play the weekend.
I got concerned because he's on the money "bubble" at 128, and only the top 125 get to keep their PGA tour cards for next year, but relieved when I found out that he's got some kind of career-earnings exemption. He's made over $1 million/year for the past 11 years, but only a little over $500,000 in 2012, but he'll be back next year.
He'll also be in next week's Frys.com open.
Even though he hasn't won this year, he's still ranked #1 in driving accuracy for 2012!
Hang in there, Jerry. We're rootin' for ya!
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2012-10-06 09:43:58)
Jerry's tee time tomorrow (Thursday) is 3:30 (ET) and the broadcast starts at 4:00. Cross your fingers!!!
UPDATE 10/11: Jerry had 2 bogies on his front 9 so they didn't show him at all. He hit a miraculous 2nd shot on the par 5 12th to within 5 feet of the hole (which he would birdie) but they only showed Bryce Molder's birdie on the 12th and not Jerry's. The broadcast ended while they were on the 13th, and Jerry would birdie 3 more holes to get to -2.
His tee time tomorrow (Friday) however, is really early so he'll finish before the broadcast starts, but I think there's a good chance he'll make the cut and play the weekend.
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2012-10-11 18:43:35)
The Golf Channel showed his birdie putt on 12 and his tee shot on 16 on Saturday's broadcast. They did not show his birdie putt on the 15th, and they did not show him at all on Sunday's round, even though he got to -10, tied for 10th, but got a couple of bogies on the back nine to end tied for 29th.
He is in the field for the McGladrey Classic this weekend and played well in this tournament last year. (See my post from 10/14/11 on page 2.)
Cross your fingers, Jerry fans!!
(And we just passed 41,000 hits!!!)
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2012-12-23 11:05:04)
Our boy didn't make the cut in the McGladrey Classic this weekend.
All we saw of him was in the background of Brian Gay's birdie putt on the 17th in the first round on Thursday. Jerry would also birdie the 17th but they didn't show it!
He's not playing in the CIMB next week (even though he did play last year). I'm sure we'll see him at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic 11/8 through 11/11. I'll keep you posted.
Found this on eBay and thought you'd all be amused:
http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/ … IX547w.jpg
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2013-01-23 13:24:01)
so where is the "nude" jerry kelly or is this just somebody's cruel joke? not you, tobymanner11!
Go Giants (Zito and Panda power in game one), what's next?
Jerry is in the field at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic next Thursday through Sunday. It's on The Golf Channel from 10 to 4 all 4 days.
This is the last tournament of the fall season, and Jerry's at 142 on the money list. He needs to play well to get into the top 125 to keep his tour card for next year (so he doesn't have to use his one-time career earnings exemption).
Well, The Golf Channel changed the schedule. They're only broadcasting from 1pm to 4pm all 4 days.
Jerry's tee time is 7:30 on Thursday so we won't see him. His tee time on Friday is 11:30 so keep your fingers crossed.
Also, we just passed 42,000 hits. Thank you, Jerry fans.
http://www.jsonline.com/sports/golf/kel … 92101.html
UPDATE, Friday evening: Our boy shot -4 today. 5 birdies and only 1 bogie. He's currently projected at 137 so he's moving up, but, of course, got no air time at all.
He made the cut to play the weekend, though!!
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Oh nooooo!!!! So close!!!!!
He played his heart out. He shot even par on Saturday but an amazing 6 under today to end at -11. He made it up to 126th on the money list, $645,701 for the year, $112,800 on this tournament alone, but $751 short of keeping his card for next year. This is the first year since 2000 that he's made less than $1m and the first year since 1996 that he was out of the top 125.
I'd give him $751 if I could....and if it would count.
He was on the leaderboard about 30 minutes into the broadcast, and they showed his birdie putt on 18 around 41 minutes into the broadcast.
I'm sure he'll be back next year. He has a couple options.
He's also playing in the Franklin Templeton Shootout again this year, December 5th to 9th. I'll keep you posted.
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2012-11-12 15:55:36)
Happy Birthday, Jerry! See you in the Franklin Templeton Shootout in a couple weeks.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but, really, who gives a rat's ass? He's a golfer, not an actual athlete, and not attractive.
Last edited by KarmaLysing (2012-11-25 16:34:21)
Slings and arrows!! Daggers in my breast!! Could this be the same KarmaLysing who quipped, "Elder statesman bunneh!" on this very thread last year?
One might argue that Nascar drivers are technically not athletes, but good luck trying to argue that Tiger Woods is not an athlete. Golfers are definitely athletes.
This forum is not called "Athletes" anyway. It's called "Sports", and since this thread has almost 43,000 hits, it would appear that a lot of people do, in fact, give a rat's ass.
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Jerry and Steve Stricker are back for this year's Franklin Templeton Shootout. They won this tournament in 2009, and came in 5th last year and 3rd the year before. Jerry also won this tournament (with Rod Pampling) in 2006.
It's on The Golf Channel on Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm, on NBC Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm.
UPDATE Saturday 12/8: Oh it's so good to see Jerry again after all this time. They showed his chip-in birdie at 11 (about 33 minutes into the broadcast) and we got to see that irresistible Irish smile again. They showed him and his partner, Steve Stricker, several times during the broadcast. They showed Jerry's bogey putt on the 14th (after Steve hit it in the water) and his birdie putt on the 16th. They would birdie the 17th, too, but they didn't show it. I hope they do well today.
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We've been foiled again, Jerry fans. He and Steve Stricker finished yesterday's round at 4 under, 6 off the lead. At the start of today's broadcast, they'd already played 15 holes and up to 12 under par. They had 8 birdies in their first 15 holes to get within 2 of the lead, but all they showed from "earlier in the day" was Steve's chip in birdie from the bunker at the 5th hole. They showed lots of birdies from all of the other teams from earlier in the day, but Kelly/Stricker were practically blacklisted.
They showed Jerry's miraculous 2nd shot at 18, within about 2 feet of the hole; but Steve Stricker made his birdie putt from much farther away and stole Jerry's thunder. Today was "Better Ball" play and since Steve already made the birdie, Jerry didn't have to. They were both laughing, though, and Jerry's expression was priceless:
http://sports.yahoo.com/video/player/go … s/31301479
Cross your fingers for tomorrow's final round.
UPDATE, Sunday: Jerry and Steve shot 14 under today. They were in solo second a couple times, but ended up tied for 4th. They did get a lot of airtime, though. It was an exciting game, and there was a closeup of Jerry on the 16th green where we got a little peek of silver chest hair protruding from his shirt. Sexy beast!
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Happy New Year, Jerry fans!
Jerry's first tournament of the season is The Sony Open in Hawaii from 1/10 to 1/13. It'll be on The Golf Channel all 4 days.
Jerry won this tournament in 2002. He came in 4th in 2003, 5th in 2005, 13th in 2006 and 2007, 3rd in 2008, and 9th in 2011. He's still ranked #1 in driving accuracy on the PGA tour so set those TiVo's and cross your fingers.
We reached another milestone this past month. We not only passed 43,000 hits, we passed 44,000 hits, and I'm sure we'll hit 45,000 in a matter of days. I've scoured the internet for an official Jerry Kelly Fan Club but I could not find one so I guess we're it!! Thanks for tuning in, Jerry fans. Let's hope we see more of our boy in 2013!
Our boy missed the cut by one stroke, but got a fair amount of air time yesterday, including a heartbreaking closeup after his birdie attempt on 18.
Hang in there, Jerry fans. He's in the field for the Humana Challenge next week.
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2013-01-12 11:07:46)
At the beginning of yesterday's broadcast, Jerry was just 1 stroke behind the 3 leaders, tied for 4th, with 3 holes to go. He would birdie 16 and 17 to have solo lead for awhile, then tied for the lead for awhile. I'm always complaining that they never show the whole field and only the leaders, but yesterday they did just the opposite. They showed Davis Love, Bo Van Pelt, Jack Johnson, Phil Michelson, David Toms, Aaron Baddeley, Webb Simpson, and a bunch of others that were not even on the leaderboard, but they only showed Jerry's BOGIE at 18, to drop him back to -7, two off the lead. Aaaaarrrggghh. This is sooooo frustrating.
Well, he just teed off (at 1:20 ET) and he's dropped to tied for 14th (because the guys with the early tee times are making birdies) but he's not that far behind and will have plenty of holes to play when the broadcast begins at 3.
No photos from yesterday, but they interviewed him after the round:
http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard/vide … 08075.html
UPDATE: Monday 1/20: Our boy shot a respectable 67 at the final round of The Humana Challenge yesterday. Six birdies and only 1 bogie, but too far behind the leaders to get any air time, highlights, or photos. He's in the field for the Farmers Insurance Open this weekend at Torrey Pines, though.
Last edited by tobymanner11 (2013-01-21 09:29:11)
Jerry was at even par through 11 holes when the broadcast of the first round of the Farmers Open began. He would bogie the 13th, but EAGLE the 14th, and birdie all 4 of his final holes to get to -5, tied for 6th, on the front page of leaderboard, but they never showed a single shot. By the time the rest of the field finished playing, he was tied for 11th, but still only 2 strokes behind the leaders.
Hopefully we'll get to see him on tomorrow's broadcast because he's playing really well!
P.S. We just passed 46,000 hits.
Having some fun killing time during Saturday's fog delay:
http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard/vide … 08075.html
Hole-out from the bunker on Monday's final round:
http://www.pgatour.com/content/pgatour/ … of-farmers
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