Kelly Kraft
Kelly Kraft
30-Year-Old Golfer
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
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.
Kraft played his final round in bogey-free fashion, but failed to card a single birdie throughout his final 10 holes as he fell just short of reaching the podium. Kraft finished 10th in scrambling and ninth in putts per GIR, but hit just 36 of 56 fairways in regulation. He's now made three consecutive cuts heading into this week's Valero Texas Open, where he doesn't own a very promising track record.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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 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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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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T50 at Canadian Open
July 31, 2018
Kraft closed with a four-under 68 on Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open to finish in a tie for 50th place.
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Solo second at Greenbrier Classic
July 8, 2018
Kraft was unable to keep up with Kevin Na, but shot an even-par 70 on Sunday to grab a solo second at the Greenbrier Classic.
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T35 at Muirfield Village
June 5, 2018
Kraft closed with a two-under 70 at the Memorial Tournament to finish in a tie for 35th place.
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