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Kevin Chappell

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

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Kevin Chappell broke through at last year's Valero Texas Open to secure his first PGA TOUR title and he returns this week for a chance to defend his crown at TPC San Antonio.
For the longest time, Chappell was near the top of most "best without a win" list. That all changed at this event last year as he opened with rounds of 69-68-71 to secure a solo 54-hole lead. He capped off his week with a 4-under 68 to hold off a charging Brooks Koepka. That's not the first taste of success here for Chappell, either. He was the 36-hole co-leader back in 2011 (finished T2) and also backdoored a T4 during the 2016 edition. Arriving fresh off back-to-back missed cuts, perhaps a return to this comfortable venue will kick his season back into gear. Apr 17 - 11:45 AM

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In Friday's Round 3 of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Kevin Chappell reached the ninth green 3 DOWN against Ian Poulter and then conceded the match, exiting with a 1-2-0 record. UPDATE: Chappell returned to action on April 5th at the Masters and will miss the cut on 9-over 153 (77-76).

Poulter explained that Chappell had attention from the physio which was later confirmed by the PGA Tour's Ben Everill as a back complaint. Chappell had won the first hole due to a Poulter bogey but was soon in trouble. Bogeys at the second and third were tough, Poulter won the fourth with birdie and then Chappell conceded the fifth. On the ninth green he waived the match. There is no further news as to the seriousness of the injury.
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Mar 23 - 5:36 PM

World No. 37 Kevin Chappell enjoyed a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to conclude on 8-under 280, up 28 places on the live leaderboard to T7 and matching the low round of the day with two others. UPDATE: With play completed, Chappell finished in a six-way T7, 10 in arrears of champion Rory McIlroy, who fired a week-tying-low 64.

This was the 31-year-old's seventh consecutive API, fourth top 25 and possibly a second top 10, joining a solo 2nd in 2016. It was his 24th lap at Bay Hill and tied his best (67/R3 in 2016). The Californian improves to 8-for-9 on the season with six top 25s and potentially a third top 10 (T8, AT&T Pro-Am; T6, CareerBuilder). After opening in 70-70-73, he began T35, four short of the overnight top 10. On eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, the UCLA product suffered one blemish, a double bogey-5 at 17 (tee ball in the water). He smothered that with seven birdies at 1, 4, 10, 12, 13, 16 and 18, four from between 16 and 22 feet, adding a 19-footer from the fringe at 1 and a hole-out 3 at 10 from 35 yards away. Chappell posted 1.500 putts per GIR and 2.744 SG: Putting with just 22 total putts. For the week, he's currently T1 in total birdies with 21, overshadowing seven bogeys and three doubles.
Mar 18 - 4:09 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 34 Kevin Chappell spun a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 10-under 277, up 32 places to T9 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Chappell finished T8.

After opening in 73-68-69, the Californian began T41 on 5-under, four adrift of the overnight top 10. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways and mustered nine greens in regulation, gaining 1.521 strokes off-the-tee and 4.014 tee-to-green. The UCLA product carded seven birdies at 11, 15, 16, 2 and 5-7, squaring two bogeys at 1 and 9 (failed sand saves). He posted 1.556 putts per GIR and 1.009 SG: Putting with 24 total putts. This was the 31-year-old's 10th AT&T, third top 25 and possibly a second top 10 after T6 on debut in 2009. He improves to 5-for-6 on the season with four top 25s and a potential second top 10, joining a T6 at the CareerBuilder two starts ago.
Feb 11 - 4:53 PM

World No. 32 Kevin Chappell authored a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to finish off on 19-under 269, up four spots on the live leaderboard to T7, one back of 72-hole clubhouse leader John Huh. UPDATE: With play completed, Chappell finished T6, three shots short of a two-man playoff involving Jon Rahm and Andrew Landry.

After opening in 71-64-67, the UCLA product began T11 on 14-under, one short of the overnight top 10 and five adrift of 54-hole leader Austin Cook. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, currently T1 for the day in GIR and T2 for the week at 80.56 percent (58/72). The 31-year-old squared a lone bogey-4 at 13 (3-putt from 56'10"), outpaced by six birdies at 3, 9-12 and 16, three from between 16 and 31 feet. He registered 1.750 putts per GIR and -0.869 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. The Californian is now 6-for-6 at the CBC with two top 25s and two top 10s (T8/2013). He's 3-for-4 on the season with three top 25s and one top 10.
Jan 21 - 6:39 PM

Kevin Chappell cruised to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-32=64 during round two of the CareerBuilder Challenge, posting the lowest round so far this week on the Stadium Course to reach 9-under 135 and throw his name back into the mix.

The UCLA product sputtered out of the gate with a 1-under 71 at the Nicklaus Tournament Course in R1. Moving over to the toughest course today, Chappell flipped a switch and was dialed in from the start. The scoring began with a 60'7" eagle hole out at the par-4 fifth hole. Pelting 17 greens in regulation, Chappell would add six birdies before his day was done. Today's round falls one shy of his personal best at this event. As he walked off the course today, he had climbed 88 spots on the leaderboard, just inside the top 20. The California native will now turn his attention toward La Quinta Country Club in round three.
Jan 19 - 5:08 PM

Kevin Chappell turns his attention toward Albany in The Bahamas for his tournament debut at the Hero World Challenge.

At 32nd in the Official World Golf Ranking, only Tiger Woods sits lower in this week's field. That lets us know what kind of competition the UCLA Bruin will be facing this week. Since a successful debut at the Presidents Cup, Chappell is 1-for-2 with the highlight being a T20 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Having now won on the PGA TOUR and also made a team appearance for the United States, Chappell certainly won't be intimidated at any point this week. The laid-back Chappell is always superb from tee-to-green but his flat stick is generally a question mark. That makes him a nice sleeper across DFS sites this week.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 08:43:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 09:00:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 08:49:00 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.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:02:00 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.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 04:37:00 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.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 03:23:00 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.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:05:00 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.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:46:00 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.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 02:01:00 PM