Kelly Kraft turned professional in April after an amateur career that included his win at the 2011 U.S. Amateur. He was a four-time All-Conference USA selection and the 2010 Conference Player of the Year at Southern Methodist University, and he defeated the #1 ranked amateur in the world during the final of U.S. Amateur victory. With his win, Kelly automatically earned an invitation to play in the 2012 Masters.
He made a clutch putt during the final hole of his second round to make the cut at Augusta, and he was one of only three amateurs to play the weekend. “I think that’s going to help me in the future, making that putt.” Kraft said during the event. “I’ll always remember that.” Kelly also uses an Odyssey Putter and lives in Texas.