Jerry Kelly And Charles Howell Dueled For Top 25 All-Time Money Status!

Thanks to reader Lloyd for pointing out something I had to read twice to believe.

From Rex Hoggard, writing about the tournament-within-a tournament at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic between Jerry Kelly and Charles Howell.

At 25th in career earnings Kelly needed to stay there through Disney to be able to use a one-time Tour exemption in 2013, but he was just $61,331 ahead of Charles Howell III who was briefly tied for the lead on Saturday and playing solid golf.

“I did what I came here to do and that was to stay inside the top 25 in career money and it was shaky there for a while with Charles playing so well,” Kelly said.

Kelly closed with 66 for his “best round of the year by a long shot” to finish tied for ninth and earn $112,800, good enough to keep him $96,581 clear of Howell on the career list.

And in case you were wondering, Nos. 25 and 26 on the career money list have five PGA Tour wins between them! Three for Kelly, two for Howell.