American Family Insurance Championship R3

Jerry Kelly wins home event

June 21-23
University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2

Jerry Kelly won his hometown PGA Tour Champions event, beating Retief Goosen with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in the American Family Insurance Championship.


Kelly closed with a 6-under 66 at rainy University Ridge to match Goosen and tournament host and fellow Madison player Steve Stricker at 15-under 201.

”The chills were flying up and down,” Kelly said. ”It was pretty amazing. My mom saying the sun came out, my dad was there. I haven’t won since my dad passed, so this was the first one and I was talking to him all the time. There were a lot of birdies coming up and chirping right next to me and I was like, ‘Hey, hey, Dad, how are you?’ It was kind of surreal.”

Goosen also had a 66, and Stricker shot 67.

”The playoff was exciting stuff,” Goosen said. ”It was good to be in that sort of fight again. It’s been a while since I’ve been in that kind of position and it’s nice to finally get in that position. Now we can grow on that and I’m looking forward to the U.S. (Senior) Open next week.”


Stricker was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra hole. He missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th in regulation.

”I had some opportunities coming in at 15, 16, 18,” Stricker said. ”Pretty cautious with some of the putts. Didn’t hit some of my best putts. Then had the opportunity to win it all right there on 18. Misread it a little bit. I didn’t think it was going to break as much as it did and it just snapped off at the end.”

Kelly won on the par-4 15th after the playoff opened with two trips down the 18th. Kelly has four victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning three times on the PGA Tour.

“It really is truly awesome,” Kelly said. ”It’s about friends and family and to be able to do it in front of everybody … this is pretty sweet.”

Duffy Waldorf was a stroke out of the playoff after a 68.

Kevin Sutherland (63) and John Daly (66) followed at 13 under.

Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz tied for 76th in the 78-man field at 12 over with rounds of 76, 78 and 74. Making his third tour start, the former Atlanta Braves star got into the field on a sponsor exemption.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Jerry Kelly
-15
65
70
66
201
T2
Retief Goosen
-15
69
66
66
201
T2
Steve Stricker
-15
67
67
67
201
4
Duffy Waldorf
-14
67
67
68
202
T5
Kevin Sutherland
-13
70
70
63
203
T5
John Daly
-13
68
69
66
203
7
Billy Andrade
-12
68
66
70
204
T8
Scott Parel
-11
68
71
66
205
T8
Tom Gillis
-11
67
71
67
205
T8
Woody Austin
-11
69
67
69
205
T8
Stephen Leaney
-11
69
68
68
205
12
Steve Flesch
-10
68
65
73
206
T13
David Toms
-9
67
72
68
207
T13
Esteban Toledo
-9
69
69
69
207
T13
Colin Montgomerie
-9
70
68
69
207
T13
Ken Tanigawa
-9
73
65
69
207
T13
Kirk Triplett
-9
67
70
70
207
T13
Tom Pernice Jr.
-9
68
67
72
207
T19
Olin Browne
-8
72
69
67
208
T19
Kenny Perry
-8
70
71
67
208
T19
Ken Duke
-8
70
69
69
208
T22
Omar Uresti
-7
74
66
69
209
T22
Stephen Ames
-7
73
69
67
209
T22
Tim Petrovic
-7
72
67
70
209
T22
Scott McCarron
-7
71
67
71
209
T26
David Frost
-6
66
74
70
210
T26
Cliff Kresge
-6
69
71
70
210
T26
Gary Hallberg
-6
72
67
71
210
T26
Paul Broadhurst
-6
71
68
71
210
T30
Marco Dawson
-5
73
69
69
211
T30
Bernhard Langer
-5
69
73
69
211
T30
Vijay Singh
-5
72
71
68
211
T30
Steve Jones
-5
73
66
72
211
T30
Dan Olsen
-5
72
67
72
211
T35
Mike Small
-4
71
70
71
212
T35
David McKenzie
-4
68
72
72
212
T35
Corey Pavin
-4
67
73
72
212
T35
John Huston
-4
70
70
72
212
T35
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-4
69
70
73
212
T35
Doug Garwood
-4
71
73
68
212
T35
Brandt Jobe
-4
69
69
74
212
T42
Larry Mize
-3
70
70
73
213
T42
Gibby Gilbert III
-3
68
75
70
213
T42
Tommy Tolles
-3
71
74
68
213
T42
Shaun Micheel
-3
70
68
75
213
T46
Scott Verplank
-2
72
69
73
214
T46
Michael Allen
-2
70
71
73
214
T46
Darren Clarke
-2
73
70
71
214
T46
Dave Cunningham
-2
70
74
70
214
T46
Paul Goydos
-2
72
73
69
214
T51
Chris DiMarco
-1
71
72
72
215
T51
Jerry Smith
-1
70
73
72
215
T51
Lee Janzen
-1
69
74
72
215
T51
Tom Byrum
-1
73
70
72
215
T51
Kent Jones
-1
72
72
71
215
T51
Tommy Armour III
-1
73
71
71
215
T51
Jeff Sluman
-1
76
71
68
215
T58
Dan Forsman
E
73
68
75
216
T58
Loren Roberts
E
72
70
74
216
T58
Michael Bradley
E
71
72
73
216
T58
Rocco Mediate
E
73
70
73
216
T58
Fran Quinn
E
73
73
70
216
T58
Gene Sauers
E
75
72
69
216
T58
Joe Durant
E
76
72
68
216
T65
Scott Hoch
1
70
74
73
217
T65
Mark Calcavecchia
1
72
74
71
217
T65
Glen Day
1
74
74
69
217
68
Dudley Hart
2
77
71
70
218
T69
Billy Mayfair
3
71
74
74
219
T69
Wes Short, Jr.
3
74
72
73
219
71
Skip Kendall
4
75
74
71
220
T72
Greg Kraft
7
74
70
79
223
T72
Bob Estes
7
70
76
77
223
74
Willie Wood
8
74
74
76
224
75
Fred Funk
11
72
79
76
227
T76
Scott Simpson
12
76
75
77
228
T76
John Smoltz
12
76
78
74
228
78
Bob Gilder
16
75
78
79
232