Jerry Kelly became the oldest player to ever make the cut at The Players Championship as the American scraped through to the final round.

At the age of 56 years, three months and 16 days, Kelly ensured he would stick around for the full weekend at TPC Sawgrass.

The PGA Tour confirmed that as a new age record for its flagship tournament.

Kelly only just made it though, with rounds of 74 and 72 putting him two over par. At one stage, the cut looked like falling at one over, but that changed on Saturday when second rounds resumed after weather disruption curtailed Friday's action.

Madison-based Kelly won two PGA Tour events in 2002 and a third in 2009, but he has had greater success on the senior PGA Champions tour. There, he has totted up 11 titles since 2017, on the way to helping his career prize-money reach $40.25million.