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THE THURSDAY COLUMN: Why bottling golfers could be rarer in future tournaments.

Byline: BRUCE MILLINGTON

JERRY Kelly Jerome Patrick Kelly (born November 23, 1966) is an American golfer.

Kelly was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Hartford in 1989 and turned professional that year, but didn't make it onto the PGA Tour until 1996.
 won his first US Tour title on Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists.  in his 200th tournament. Having had two shots in hand going into the final round, he retained his lead despite coming under pressure from rivals who were proven winners. Why?

What made this hitherto serial choker hang on this time? The feature of his career had been his inability to keep the others at bay after building a 54-hole lead.

Twice last year he went to bed on Saturday in the driving seat and both times he hit the hay the following night in the dunce's hat having thrown it all away.

Kelly was around the 9-4 mark going into the final round in Hawaii at the weekend despite holding a two-stroke advantage, which just shows how little faith the bookmakers had in him. Most other players of his ability would have been barely odds-against.

Perhaps we should put Kelly's success down to law of averages. After all, he had contended so many times that he was due to win one in the end.

Hmm. I'm not so sure. This theory is very much in the embryonic em·bry·on·ic or em·bry·on·al
adj.
Of, relating to, or being an embryo.


Embryonic
In the life cycle of the round worm, a very early life stage occurring within the uterus of the female round worm.
 stage, but I'm beginning to wonder whether what happened in America on September 11 has helped professional golfers, like all of us, focus on what is important and what isn't.

For Jerry Kelly - and all those other Tour maidens - before September 11 his goal was probably to win a Tour event. After the madness he may well have decided there are more important things in life.

These golf shrinks are always trying to find new ways to make their clients relax when the pressure intensifies.

But it really doesn't take a master of psychology to motivate a fretful player when he can just calm himself down by telling him that even if his eight-footer for the victory lips out he can still jump on a flight to his million-dollar ranch ranch, large farm devoted chiefly to raising and breeding cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. The cattle ranch was introduced from Latin America to Texas and the plains of the W United States and Canada. , his peroxided wife and his adoring a·dore  
v. a·dored, a·dor·ing, a·dores

v.tr.
1. To worship as God or a god.

2. To regard with deep, often rapturous love. See Synonyms at revere1.

3.
 kids.

Since September 11, there has been little or no choking Choking Definition

Choking is the inability to breathe because the trachea is blocked, constricted, or swollen shut.
Description

Choking is a medical emergency. When a person is choking, air cannot reach the lungs.
 on the US Tour. Players, albeit fairly good ones, have been leading tournaments from well before the halfway stage and passing the post unchallenged without the merest hint of a wobble wobble /wob·ble/ (wob´'l) to move unsteadily or unsurely back and forth or from side to side. See under hypothesis.

wob·ble
n.
1.
.

When winning seems less important it must become easier, and it may well be worth noting how previously renowned bottlers perform when the heat is turned up in the coming weeks.

Of particular interest is Phil Mickelson Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed), is an American professional golfer. He is one of the leading players of his generation, having won three major championships and a total of 32 . The emergence of Sergio Garcia means it is now questionable whether Lefty really is the best player not to have won a Major, but he is without doubt good enough to land one of the four big ones. Perhaps he will stay cool and win at Augusta.

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Jerry Kelly and son Cooper celebrate his breakthrough US Tour success in Hawaii on Sunday. Could it soon be the turn of Phil Mickelson (below) to capture his first Major?
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jan 17, 2002
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