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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 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
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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.
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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

World No. 26 Kevin Chappell makes final preparations for his eighth Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, and arrives at 29th in the FedExCup standings. UPDATE: Chappell finished T52 on 4-over 292 (76-69-71-76).

The 30-year-old is 4-for-7 at the Memorial with one top 10, a solo 2nd in 2013 (71-71-68-68). He missed the cut in 2014 and has posted T49 and T48 in the last two with five of those eight rounds in the red. The UCLA product's scoring average in 22 rounds at the par-72 layout is 72.18. He's 11-for-15 on the season with two top 25s, both doubling as top 10s, posting a T7 at the Masters and winning his maiden title at the Texas Open (as 54-hole leader) in his next start. The Californian chased that with a MC at the Zurich (teamed with Gary Woodland) and a T35 at THE PLAYERS three weeks ago (72-72-73-73).
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May 31 - 3:51 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 41 Kevin Chappell hung up a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's final round of the Valero Texas Open to post 12-under 276, good for a 1-shot win over Brooks Koepka and his first PGA TOUR title in his 180th career start.

The 30-year-old's been runner-up six times, four times last year, including P2 at the season-ending TOUR Championship. He breaks through in his eighth visit to San Antonio, chasing T4 last year, with one of the aforementioned runner-ups coming here in 2011. The victory comes in Chappell's 13th start of the season and is a second top 10, arriving off T7 at the Masters two weeks ago. After kicking off in 69-68-71, he began one clear of Branden Grace and John Huh, who comprised the final threesome. The UCLA product striped 10 (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, gaining 4.041 strokes approaching-the-green. He squared bogey-5s at five (3-putt from 25'7") and 15, camouflaged by six birdies at holes 2, 3, 7, 10, 14 and 18, all from inside of nine feet. The Californian came to the 18th needing birdie to win, and reached the par 5 in three, knocking home the winner from 8'2". This was his fourth career lead/co-lead after 54 holes and finally got over the finish line.
Apr 23 - 6:10 PM

World No. 41 Kevin Chappell rallied for a 1-under-par 38-33=71 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open to reach the three-quarter mark on 8-under 208, good for the 54-hole lead by one over Branden Grace and John Huh.

The 30-year-old is chasing his first PGA TOUR title in his 180th career start. He's been a runner-up six times, four times last season, including a P2 at the TOUR Championship (as 54-hole co-leader). After opening in 69-68, the UCLA product began in a four-way T3 on 7-under, one back of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he went out in 2-over, cancelling three birdies with three bogey-5s (failed scrambles) and a 1-putt double bogey-6 at six. The Californian came home in blemish-free 3-under, circling Nos. 14, 16 and 17. He mustered five (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, recording 0.262 SG: Tee-to-Green and 3.087 SG: Putting. Chappell dropped three of his birdies from between eight and 19 feet, and saved par from 10'1" at the 15th.
Apr 22 - 8:20 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 41 Kevin Chappell styled a 4-under-par 34-34=68 on Day 2 of the Valero Texas Open to post 7-under 137, up 16 places on the live leaderboard to T3, one adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau.

This is the 30-year-old's eighth appearance and improves to 5-for-8 after an opening 69 (five birdies, two bogeys). He has two prior top-10 finishes, a T2 in 2011 and T4 last year (71-70-70-68). After finishing up the 2015 edition with an 81, the Californian has now put six straight in the red. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, recording 1.738 SG: Off-the-Tee, the current leader in the latter at 3.656. The UCLA product squared a lone bogey-5 at 12 (failed sand save), camouflaged with five birdies at 10, 11, 15, 3 and 5. His split included a 23-footer from the fringe for birdie-3 at 10, and 18-footer for birdie-3 at 15, and a 21-footer for birdie-2 at 3. Chappell arrived off a T7 two weeks ago at the Masters, his first top 10 this season among nine cashes in 12 starts.
Apr 21 - 8:10 PM