TROY KELLY BIO
Hometown: Tacoma. Residence: La Quinta, Calif.
Schools: Central Kitsap/University of Washington.
2012 season: Made 11 of 23 cuts, posted one top-10 finish and totaled $786,832 in season earnings. Was a sudden-death playoff runner-up at the The Greenbrier Classic (16-under-par 264) in July.
Best finish in 2012 at a major: Missed the cut at the British Open (8-over 148).
World ranking heading into this season: 251st.
Caddie: Ryan Kelly.
Swing instructor/short-game coach: Bob Kelly, Ken Kubitz/Mike Schy.
Sports psychologist: Glen Albaugh.
Agent(s): Lagardere Unlimited.
In the bag: Cleveland Classic driver, Cleveland Classic 3-wood, Cleveland 588 TT irons, Cleveland 588 wedges, Taylor Made putter, Titleist Pro VIx golf balls (2009).
Endorsements: Cleveland Golf, Cutter & Buck clothing, SoftwareMedia.com, Cushman & Wakefield real estate.
Five to thrive in: Humana Challenge, Thursday through Sunday, PGA West (Palmer Course), La Quinta, Calif.; Waste Management Phoenix Open, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Shell Houston Open, March 28-31, Redstone Golf Club, Humble, Texas; The Greenbrier Classic, July 4-7, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; Reno-Tahoe Open, Aug. 1-4, Montreux Golf and Country Club, Reno, Nev.