Kelly movin’ on up in the golf worldJuly 10th, 2012 by cstark
Everything’s looking better for Troy Kelly these days after his second-place finish in The Greenbrier Classic, where he lost a three-hole sudden-death playoff to Ted Potter Jr. after shooting 69-67-62-66.
Just the f acts:
The La Quinta, Calif., resident jumped from No. 225 on the money list to No. 87 with total winnings of $740,444. That should be more than enough to stay in the top 125, which will enable him to retain his PGA Tour card for 2013.
His world rankings jumped from No. 464 to No. 167.
He’s now No. 107 in the FedEx Cup points race. That’s also significant because if he can stay within the top 125, he’ll be involved in golf’s postseason. You want to understand how the FedEx Cup works? Check out this wikipedia link, which breaks it down.
And if you want more statistics and data on the 33-year-old Kelly, a Central Kitsap grad who placed second in the 1999 NCAA Championships while playing for the Washington Huskies, go to his PGA Tour online page.
His other hometown newspaper — The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif. — caught up with Troy as he and his brother, caddie Ryan Kelly, drove from West Virginia to Illinois on Monday. Troy’s playing in this week’s John Deere Classic. Here’s the story.
Finally, in case you missed it, here’s my column from Kelly’s 19th Hole, his dad’s establishment. The place was rocking on Sunday.