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Kevin Chappell

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180

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World No. 30 Kevin Chappell backed up with an even-par 34-37=71 in the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, dropping two places to T8 on 4-under 138, seven adrift of 36-hole leader J.J. Spaun.
The 31-year-old mustered five (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.018 strokes around-the-green and 2.886 tee-to-green. He circled four at holes 6, 7, 9 and 15, all from inside of 10 feet, cancelled by four squares at 3, 4, 11 and 14, all failed scrambles. The Californian posted 1.769 putts per GIR and -1.578 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. He whiffed a 41-incher for birdie at the par-5 16th and missed a 4-footer for a par-save at 3, but did hole-out for par at the par-3 17th from 52'6" away after hitting his tee ball in the water. Nov 3 - 9:00 PM

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Kevin Chappell left a few strokes on the greens today but still managed a 4-under-par 33-34=67 during the opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Making his season debut, first start since the Presidents Cup, Chappell didn't skip a beat with his ball-striking. He gained 1.906 strokes off-the-tee and 3.176 strokes approaching-the-green. However, the highlights ended there as he missed five birdie chances in the 8-to-12 foot range, leading to -1.100 strokes gained putting. You could chalk this poor putting round up to rust, but Chappell isn't the steadiest with the flat stick, to begin with. One thing is certain, he will keep his name in the mix if he keeps striking the ball like he did on day one.
Nov 2 - 8:49 PM

In the kickoff of Sunday singles at the Presidents Cup, Kevin Chappell and Marc Leishman battled to a draw, halving their match and moving the USA to within a half a point at 15.0 to 4.0 for the Internationals.

Chappell went 1 UP at hole 2 with a hole-out eagle-3 from a greenside bunker (57'11") away and 2 UP with birdie-3 at 3. Hole 4 was halved with birdie-4s and Chappell had a chance to go 3 UP at 8 but missed birdie from 5'11". Leishman won holes 9 and 10 to get back to all square, both on concessions, and hole 11 was halved with birdie-3s. Leishman went 1 UP, winning the 13th with par and Chappell leveled the match with birdie-3 at 15. Leishman went 1 UP with a par win at 16 and Chappell won the 17th with par to square the match. Rookie Chappell, the final player in on merit for Team USA, concluded the week 1-1-1, while Leishman went 0-2-2. Chappell, paired with Charley Hoffman, had a chance to win it for the home team in Saturday four-balls, but lost to Anirban Lahiri and Si Woo Kim.
Oct 1 - 4:02 PM

Presidents Cup rookies Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman manhandled Anirban Lahiri and Charl Schwartzel en route to a 6-and-5 victory during Friday four-ball at the 12th running of this event, giving the Americans a 4.5 to 1.5 lead.

Chappell and Hoffman finished neck-and-neck in the Presidents Cup point standings (10th and 11th). That meant Hoffman needed a Captain's pick to make the team. The duo just barely made the team and had to wait even longer to play, since they both sat out Thursday Foursomes. They were chomping at the bit to prove their worth to the team and it showed early. They won three of the opening four holes and never looked back. In fact, they never lost a single hole as they cruised to a victory after just 13 holes played. As a team, they circled four birdies and an eagle. Chappell and Hoffman are pretty good buddies off the course, and it showed in their chemistry today. Based on today's result, we should see plenty more of this duo on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 4:37 PM

Kevin Chappell played his way into a playoff at last year's TOUR Championship and played his way back this year for another crack at East Lake Golf Club.

Chappell made his course debut last year and ended the week as the only golfer to post all four rounds in the 60s. In the end that tied him with Rory McIlroy and Ryan Moore, but Chappell couldn't finish the job in the playoff. Still, it was a promising debut, especially when you consider he nearly won despite losing 1.28 strokes putting on the week. Since that close call, Chappell has since become a PGA TOUR winner (2017 Valero Texas Open) and he arrives this week ranked 19th in the FedExCup standings.
Sep 18 - 3:23 PM

Kevin Chappell sits at 17th in the FedExCup standings ahead of his appearance at this week's Dell Technologies Championship.

Chappell is 18-for-24 on the season with the clear highlight being his victory at the Valero Texas Open, his first win on TOUR. Since that win, he hasn't slowed down much, collecting four top 15s in 10 (individual) stroke-play events. Adding to his motivation this week, the UCLA product currently sits at 11th in the Presidents Cup standings, one outside the automatic qualifying bubble. Chappell could play his way onto the Presidents Cup squad with a good week at TPC Boston while a good finish would also help him leap up the FedExCup standings before the final two-event stretch.
Aug 30 - 1:05 PM

World No. 30 Kevin Chappell patched together an even-par 37-33=70 in the final round of THE NORTHERN TRUST for a 72-hole total of 5-under 275, up two places to T6 with play winding down. UPDATE: With play completed, Chappell finished T6.

This was the 31-year-old's seventh appearance, third top 25 and first top 10. It's his third top 10 in 17 Playoffs events, second straight after T2 at last year's TOUR Championship. After kicking off in 68-73-64, the Californian began T8 on 5-under, seven adrift of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways and just eight greens in regulation, losing 1.459 strokes approaching-the-green and 0.786 tee-to-green. The UCLA product cancelled three birdies at Nos. 3, 12 and 13, with three bogey-5s at 1, 7 (3-putt from 56'7") and 8, posting 1.875 putts per GIR and 2.453 SG: Putting, taking 26 total putts. He's projected climb 13 spots to 17th in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 27 - 5:46 PM

World No. 30 Kevin Chappell fired a 6-under-par 34-30=64 on Moving Day at THE NORTHERN TRUST to reach 5-under 205, up 44 places on the live leaderboard to T3, good for the low round in the clubhouse and tying the course record with two others. UPDATE: With play completed, Chappell is T8, seven in arrears of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth, who matched Chappell's 64 for low round of the day.

This is the 31-year-old's seventh consecutive appearance with two prior top 25s and a best of T15 in 2013 (Liberty National GC). After opening in 68-73, he began T47 on 1-over, seven back of a quartet of 36-hole leaders. The UCLA product landed nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, posting 2.123 SG: Approach-the-Green and 4.163 SG: Tee-to-Green. He squared a lone bogey-4 at No. 4, smothered by seven circles at 3, 5, 12, 13 and 15-17, three from between 12 and 33 feet. The Californian, winner of the Valero Texas Open in April, recorded 1.500 putts per GIR and 2.613 SG: Putting, needing 26 total putts. His 64 matches his season best (R1/RSM Classic), chasing with 74 to miss the cut.
Aug 26 - 2:01 PM

First-round co-leader and World No. 32 Kevin Chappell back-pedaled to a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open, falling six spots into a two-way T8 on 17-under 271, four shots out of a two-man playoff.

After kicking off in 65-69-66, the 31-year-old began in solo 2nd, one shy of 54-hole leader Charley Hoffman. Playing out of the final twosome, he mustered five (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, losing 0.335 strokes tee-to-green and 0.474 SG: Total. The UCLA product slightly outpaced four bogeys at Nos. 2, 9, 14 and 17, with five birdies at 3, 4, 6, 10 and 16, posting -0.139 SG: Putting and 1.556 putts per GIR, No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 1.510. Chasing his second TOUR title in 188 career events, second this season in 21 starts, he settles for a fourth top 10, first since T4 at the FedEx St. Jude four starts ago. This is Chappell's second top 25 at the RBC in six tries (T20/2014) and first top 10.
Jul 30 - 8:07 PM

First-round co-leader and World No. 32 Kevin Chappell orchestrated a 6-under-par 30-36=66 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open to reach 16-under 200, up three spots to solo 2nd, one short of 54-hole leader and fellow California native Charley Hoffman.

After being a runner-up six times in his career, Chappell won his first TOUR title at the Valero Texas Open eight starts ago as the 54-hole leader. He'll be chasing this time, following a nine-birdie three-bogey effort on Day 3 at Glen Abbey GC. The 31-year-old found 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.620 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.149 approach-the-green. He circled holes 2, 3, 5-7, 9, 13, 15 and 17, giving back shots at 8, 14 and 18, the walk-off 6 the result of hitting his third in the water. The UCLA product's split included three from between 13 and 26 feet, posting 1.994 SG: Putting and a tidy 1.385 putts per GIR, No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 1.500.
Jul 29 - 5:53 PM

Overnight co-leader Kevin Chappell tumbled on Friday but salvaged his round with a late rally, escaping with a 3-under-par 32-37=69 to reach 10-under 134 at the midpoint of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Chappell started the round in a five-way share of first place. He cruised along with three birdies and no bogeys on the outward nine but got sloppy from there. He swallowed a bogey at 10, needed a 14'3" putt to save par at the 12th, found water at the 13th (bogey), and missed a five footer at the 14th (bogey). Instead of letting the round tailspin, Chappell rebounded to close his round with a three-hole birdie train, all on putts from inside 5 feet. Chappell currently ranks 98th in the field in strokes gained putting. If the flat stick warms up over the weekend, he'll definitely be one to watch.
Jul 28 - 1:31 PM

Kevin Chappell put on a scoring bonzanza in round one of the RBC Canadian Open, firing a 7-under-par 31-34=65 to share the early clubhouse lead with Hudson Swafford, Brandon Hagy, and Matt Every.

Chappell was a part of the afternoon wave that had to sit through a near-two hour weather delay. It didn't slow him down any, and likely helped him as the post-weather scoring conditions were prime. Chappell took full advantage of the conditions, and the par 5s, today. Starting on the back nine, he circled a birdie at the par-5 13th before landing his approach to 14'2" at the par-5 16th and rolling it in (from the fringe) for an eagle. Just after the turn, he converted a second eagle, in very similar fashion. This time he kicked in his eagle (from the fringe) from 15'7" to play the par 5s at 5-under today. This will go in the books as his third career first-round co-lead, with the last two resulting in finishes of T13 (2014 PGA Championship) and T2 (2016 TOUR Championship).
Jul 27 - 8:12 PM

World No. 26 Kevin Chappell handed in a 1-under-par 36-33=69 after the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic for a four-day tally of 8-under 272, up two places to T4, two shy of champion Daniel Berger, who shot 66.

This was the 30-year-old's second appearance and second top 25, joining T22 on debut in 2015. After kicking off in 68-67-68, he began T6 on 7-under, two shy of a trio of overnight leaders. The UCLA product landed nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.600 strokes approaching-the-green but losing 0.766 around-the-green. He opened with double bogey-6 at the first, taking three to get on and 3-putting from 26'0", missed a bounce-back try at two from 9'2", and then squared bogey-5 at five. The Californian steadied to play his final 13 holes in blemish-free 4-under, circling 6, 9 (from 27'0"), 12 and 13 (34'6"), but finished with five straight pars. This is his third top 25 of the season in 17 events, all doubling as top 10s, highlighted by his maiden TOUR title five starts ago at the Valero Texas Open.
Jun 11 - 5:49 PM

World No. 26 Kevin Chappell rallied for a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to reach 7-under 203, up five spots to T6, three back of 54-hole leaders Rafa Cabrera Bello, Stewart Cink and Ben Crane.

The 30-year-old mustered seven (of 14) fairways but hit 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.371 strokes tee-to-green but losing 0.277 around-the-green. He went out in 2-under, circling holes 3 and 9, the latter from 28'11", but 3-jacked the par-3 11th from 23'6" and then doubled the par-4 12th after taking four to get on the surface. The Californian rebounded with back-to-back birdies at 14 and 15, and then walked off with birdie-3 at 18 from 5'10". He posted 1.714 putts per GIR and -0.679 SG: Putting.
Jun 10 - 5:51 PM

Kevin Chappell continued his climb up the leaderboard in round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, styling a 3-under-par 32-35=67 that positions him just outside the top 10, heading into the weekend on 5-under 135.

The UCLA product was dialed in from the start today. He gave himself seven birdie looks from inside 15 feet before even making the turn. Chappell left a few strokes out there as he converted on just three of those chances. He would later make up the slack with a trio of birdie splashes from the 13-to-17 foot range to reach 5-under on the round. After that, he walked off on a sour note as he splashed his approach on the closing par-4 18th, leading to a double bogey. Despite the late blemish, Chappell is still in great position heading into the weekend in search of his second career TOUR win. At the midpoint he ranks inside the top 30 in both strokes gained approach and strokes gained putting.
Jun 9 - 7:35 PM