Kelly finishes on top of leaderboard after a sizzling 62July 7th, 2012 by cstark
CBS’ coverage of the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic has started.
Within the first five minutes, the cameras caught Troy Kelly curling in a 6-footer or so for a birdie on No. 16. The putt left him at 7-under for the day and 11-under for the tournament, a stroke ahead of his nearest competitors.
Commentary Nick Faldo noted that Kelly’s biggest payday on tour has been $16,140. If he could hang on and win this weekend, he’d win $1,098,000.
“How’s he going to feel this weekend? … I can’t even put my finger on how to deal with that,” Faldo said.
“You don’t think about it,” said CBS’ Jim Nantz.
Of course, there’s still a lot of golf left.
Kelly’s now playing the 616-yard No. 17. The finishing hole is a short par-3.
Kelly finished birdie, par for a 62.
The 8-under round is his best on tour and leaves him at 12 under with a two-stroke lead. That could change, but it looks like he has a pretty good chance of playing in the final threesome on Sunday.
Also: In an earlier post, I referred to Kelly as being 34 years old. He’s 33, but it won’t be long before he celebrates his 34th birthday. Troy turns 34 on Aug. 2. He’ll be playing in the Reno-Tahoe Open that weekend.