Kelly wins hometown Champions event

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) Jerry Kelly won his hometown PGA Tour Champions event, beating Retief Goosen with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in the American Family Insurance Championship.

Kelly closed with a 6-under 66 at rainy University Ridge to match Goosen and tournament host and fellow Madison player Steve Stricker at 15-under 201.

"The chills were flying up and down," Kelly said. "It was pretty amazing. My mom saying the sun came out, my dad was there. I haven't won since my dad passed, so this was the first one and I was talking to him all the time. There were a lot of birdies coming up and chirping right next to me and I was like, `Hey, hey, Dad, how are you?' It was kind of surreal."


Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Scott McCarron $1,766,211
2 Kirk Triplett $935,169
3 Ken Tanigawa $916,295
4 Scott Parel $908,113
5 Kevin Sutherland $896,692
6 Bernhard Langer $773,154
7 Billy Andrade $723,007
8 David Toms $721,845
9 Jerry Kelly $713,473
10 Tom Lehman $574,852
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