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The Tour Report

September 2 2011

11:29 AM

Kelly makes most of opportunity

NORTON, Mass. -- Jerry Kelly didn't make the field for the Deutsche  Bank Championship last year.

Not only did he qualify for the second event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup this year, though, Kelly owns the early lead at 5 under. He's played 14 holes and he's two stokes ahead of Scott Piercy, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Nick Watney, Johnson Wagner and Troy Matteson.

Kelly has made four birdies, an eagle and dropped just one shot to par on a crystal clear and cool Friday. He started on the back and made the turn in 31 thanks to the wedge he holed from 34 yards at the par-5 18th.

The Wisconsin native has history at TPC Boston, too. He was two strokes off the lead heading into the final round two years ago and went on to tie for 11th – his second-best finish in 11 Playoffs events.