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Kelly birdies 18th for comeback win

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) Jerry Kelly bounced back from an inexplicable miss off the tee to stun Colin Montgomerie in the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions.

Kelly made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, Montgomerie missed a 6-footer for par and Kelly turned a one-shot deficit into a victory Saturday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Kelly was tied with Montgomerie when he drove it well right into lava rocks on the wide par-4 16th. He hit a provisional but ended up taking an unplayable lie after he found his ball amid the rocks and made bogey.

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Rank Player Earnings
1 Jerry Kelly $305,000
2 Colin Montgomerie $172,000
3 David Toms $127,000
4 Miguel Angel Jimenez $102,000
5 Kirk Triplett $90,000
6 Fred Couples $70,000
7 Doug Garwood $70,000
8 Scott McCarron $70,000
9 Tom Lehman $50,000
10 Gene Sauers $50,000
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