Jerry Kelly achieved a PGA Tour milestone on Thursday by making his 600th career start. That's a lot of miles logged in courtesy cars.
But Kelly isn't alone in the tour's 600 club and in fact, one of its fellow members, David Toms, is also in the field this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. So naturally, the tour gave them a cake in celebration.
Mmm. Looks good.
Not a bad bonus for two guys who have earned nearly 70 million dollars combined. That's right. David Toms ($41.7 million in 605 starts) and Jerry Kelly ($27.9 million), both 49, have earned nearly 70 million dollars combined. Not too shabby. And a special shout-out to DT, the 2001 PGA champ, for playing his way into the U.S. Open earlier this week.
In case you're curious, Jay Haas holds the tour record for most career starts with 799 (How do you stop on 799, Jay?!). Incredibly, Haas has also made nearly as many cuts (592) as Kelly and Toms have made appearances.
On the European Tour, Miguel Angel Jimenez was the player who reached the 600 mark most recently. When Jimenez hit that number he was given a decanter of fancy whiskey. Not surprisingly, this looked like it pleased the Spaniard very much.