Kelly Kraft
Kelly Kraft
30-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Kraft has been the model of consistency over the past two seasons, Consistency from season to season that is. His past two seasons have been nearly identical and each has resulted in full playing privileges the following season. That's about where Kraft is right now however. He has a runner-up and a 3rd-place finish in each of the past two seasons, but he hasn't threatened to crack the top-30 on the PGA Tour. Conversely, he hasn't had to sweat out the top-125 either. He plays a lot, but doesn't make a high percentage of cuts. When he does make the cut however, there's a decent chance that he's going to make a run. At 29 years of age, with three years on the PGA Tour under his belt, he should be nearing his peak. The problem is, the peak doesn't look awfully high at the moment. Kraft will likely end the 2018-2019 season in a similar position to his previous two seasons. Read Past Outlooks
Late addition to Charles Schwab Challenge
May 23, 2019
Kraft will join the field for the Charles Schwab Challenge, taking the spot of Louis Oosthuizen, who was forced to withdraw due to a neck injury.
ANALYSIS
Kraft was an alternate for last week's PGA Championship as well, where he ended up taking the spot of Justin Thomas (wrist). He ended up making the cut after shooting a 65 on Day 2, but finished the tournament eight over par (T-48).
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2011
Kraft failed to secure his full playing privileges during his rookie season of 2015-16 , but he made sure not to fail again during his second season. Kraft is anything but consistent, but from time to time, he's really good. Kraft proved as much when he finished runner-up at the AT&T Pro-Am in February and proceeded to back that up with top-5s at the Zurich Classic and the Greenbrier Classic. Kraft will need to show some more consistency in order to take his game to the next level, however. Kraft should improve this season, but not enough to justify a salary cap selection this season.
Kraft rode a rollercoaster last season. He struggled out of the gate in his first full season on the PGA Tour to miss four of six cuts but then went on a run at season's end, making five of six, including a T5 at the John Deere Classic. He still needed a trip to the Web.com Finals to secure his 2016-17 card but missed the first two cuts before a T5 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship saved him. Perhaps more familiarity with PGA courses will help his consistency in his second year on tour.
Kraft, Southern Methodist University senior, won the 2011 U. S. Amateur, 2-up, over Patrick Cantlay.
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Added to PGA Championship field
May 13, 2019
Kraft was added to the field for this week's PGA Championship.
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Posts T13 at Zurich Classic
April 29, 2019
Kraft and Kevin Tway carded a one-under 71 in the final round of the Zurich Classic to finish in a tie for 13th place.
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T5 at Corales Championship
April 1, 2019
Kraft fired a four-under 68 on Sunday at the Corales Championship to finish 15-under and tied for fifth.
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Bounces back from MC streak
February 18, 2019
Kraft closed with an even-par 71 on Sunday at the Genesis Open to finish seven-under and tied for ninth.
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Moves up 21 postions in final round
October 15, 2018
Kraft fired a seven-under 65 on Sunday at the CIMB Classic to finish in a tie for 33rd place.
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