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Kevin Chappell |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180
College: UCLA

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Kevin Chappell signed for a 3-under-par 33-34=67 after the final round of The RSM Classic to wrap his fourth appearance at 16-under 266.
A bogey-5 at the last affected his aggregate, but not his position, as Chappell finished solo second, one better than Graeme McDowell and a whopping six adrift of champion Kevin Kisner. Prior to the dropped shot at the par-4 finisher, he canned a pair of seven-footers for birdie on 16 and 17. Coupled with McDowell's bogey at 16, Chappell secured his third career runner-up (144 starts) and first since solo second at the 2013 Memorial. The 29-year-old began his final frame on 13-under, three adrift of 54-hole leader Kisner. Playing in the final threesome with the aforementioned, he hit 12 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation en route to a field-leading 10.319 cumulative mark in strokes gained: tee-to-green. However, he finished 60th in strokes gained: putting, including a -0.784 in the finale. Chappell circled five on Sunday, all from inside 11 feet, and finished the week T1 in total birdies with 22, matching the would-be-champ in that stat. Nov 22 - 5:22 PM

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Overnight leader Kevin Chappell conjured up a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of The RSM Classic to post 13-under 199, good for solo second and three back of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner.

At 11-under 131 (66-65), this was Chappell's lowest 36-hole total in his career (144th start) and first 36-hole lead on TOUR. He landed 32 (of 36) greens in regulation over the first two days, but could muster just 12 on Saturday. Playing with Kisner and Freddie Jacobson in the final threesome, Chappell began the day with a one-shot lead over his playing partners. On his round, he landed half (of 14) fairways, and lost his lead with back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 2 and 3, including a three-putt bogey on the former (from 60'9"). The 29-year-old went 4-for-6 in scrambles, dropping a shot on the third and again on the par-3 12th. He circled five birdies on the card at Nos. 4, 7, 11, 13 and 15 with four dropping from inside six feet and a long of 16'8" at the par-5 seventh. Chappell, who finished T8 here last year in his third appearance, closed the last edition in 5-under 65. It appears he'll need something similar on Sunday to catch a streaking Kisner, who shot 6-under 64.
Nov 21 - 4:53 PM

Kevin Chappell fashioned a 5-under-par 32-33=65 at Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course in today's second round of The RSM Classic to post 11-under 131 at the break, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

It's windy in the Golden Isles today, but Chappell navigated the host course like a veteran. He split eight (of 14) fairways and found all but one green in regulation. The stripe show yielded four birdies, the longest measuring 34'7" at the par-4 fourth hole. But his highlight occurred at the par-5 15th. After finding a greenside bunker on approach, the 29-year-old jarred his third from 45 yards for eagle. His only gaffe of the day took place at the par-3 12th where he three-putted from 50 feet for bogey. Chappell has yet to collect his first piece of hardware on the PGA TOUR -- this is his 144th start -- but he'll enter the weekend with his latest opportunity to break through.
Nov 20 - 2:29 PM

Kevin Chappell toured Sea Island Resort's Plantation Course in 6-under-par 34-32=66 in today's opening round of The RSM Classic.

Chappell hit 15 greens in regulation and drilled home a field-tying-high eight birdies to hide a pair of bogey-5s today. He signed his card positioned one stroke off the overnight lead. His T8 in this tournament last year remains his best finish on the PGA TOUR in his last 66 starts, so he's comfy in the Golden Isles. Even better, he'll play only Seaside for the remainder of the week, so it stands to reason that he'll improve on last year's result.
Nov 19 - 3:44 PM

Kevin Chappell readies for his third consecutive appearance in the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

After opening in 69-68-70 last season, Chappell was T5 thru 54 holes at the par-72 Kuala Lumpur G&CC but faded to a T13 with a final-round 72. The T13 chased a T25 in his 2014 tournament debut on rounds of 73-71-72-68, so he's on a positive trend in Malaysia. Preferred lies were in effect for all eight of his rounds and his scoring average sits at 70.38. The 29-year-old finished 52nd last season in the FedExCup standings with 17 made cuts on 26 starts, 11 for top 25s. He closed his campaign with three straight top-25 finishes in the FEC Playoffs, including a T12 at the Deutsche Bank before being bounced following a T23 at the BMW Championship. Chappell began his sixth season on TOUR with a missed cut by four at the Open and a T62 last week at the Shriners. Through two events, he's 155th in strokes gained: putting and 110th in scoring average at 72.18.
Oct 27 - 7:59 AM

Kevin Chappell carded a 3-under-par 34-34=68 during the three round of the BMW Championship.

Chappell was one errant tee shot away from a bogey-free round today. He landed in the bunker on the par-3 second and did the best he could to blast out and settle for a two-putt bogey. It was a pleasant day otherwise, splitting 12 (of 14) fairways and circling four birdies throughout the round. This included a monster 45-foot roll for birdie on the par-4 fifth. His work is not done as Chappell is currently projected at 43rd in the FedExCup standings, 13 spots shy of making the field at East Lake.
Sep 19 - 4:16 PM

Kevin Chappell posted 5-under-par 31-35=66 for his opening round of the BMW Championship.

Chappell was stranded on the par-3 17th hole when inclement weather delayed play at 4:22 p.m. CT on Friday. The first round was eventually suspended until 7:30 a.m. today. He secured par from 17'8" at No. 17 for his longest conversion of the round. With a par-5 at the last, he came to rest five shots off the clubhouse lead. For the two-day effort, Chappell covered a lone bogey at the par-4 12th with six birdies, including a pair of connections from 10-12 feet at the seventh and eighth holes. He arrived at Conway Farms slotted 57th in the FedExCup standings thanks to a pair of top 25s to open the Playoffs in which he started as the 91-seed.
Sep 18 - 9:18 AM

Kevin Chappell centers his attention onto Conway Farms Golf Club for this week's BMW Championship.

The UCLA product broke out a mid-season slump with a T16 at the Wells Fargo Championship and hasn't looked back since. During that stretch he's compiled seven top 25s in 12 starts and climbed from 140th in the FedExCup race to his current spot of 57th. Gamers should take his season stats with a grain of salt and make sure they factor late-season form more than cumulative stats.
Sep 15 - 11:19 PM

Kevin Chappell bobbed and weaved to a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to reach the midpoint at 8-under 134, four back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Charley Hoffman.

Through two rounds, Chappell has circled 13 par breakers, including today's eight-birdie effort. That's T1 in the tournament at last check, but he's T54 in bogeys after squaring four today, (five total). On his round, Chappell landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens, recording 1.571 putts per GIR. His split included just three conversions from inside 10 feet with the other five rolling in from greater than, including 27'0" at the par-4 sixth, 34'5" at the par-3 third and a 10-footer at the ninth (his final hole) for the walk-off birdie-3. The 38-year-old squared bogeys at Nos. 1, 5, 14 and 15, after missing each GIR to go 0-for-4 in scrambling on the day.
Sep 5 - 2:57 PM

Kevin Chappell carded a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

He went out with the first threesome off the first tee in today's late draw at TPC Boston and promptly opened birdie-birdie. The tail of that tandem measured 11'6". He added three birdies, the longest from 13'8" at the par-3 eighth hole. Chappell also went 3-for-3 in scrambling but squared a three-putt bogey from 35-and-a-half feet at the par-4 ninth. At last check, he ranked inside the top 15 in both strokes-gained stats. He started the week slotted 68th in the FedExCup standings, so the pressure will remain applied to play well on the weekend.
Sep 4 - 5:34 PM

Kevin Chappell turns his attention to the par-71 TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, for this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

After a missed cut in his 2011 DB Championship debut, Chappell was solo third after 54 holes in the 2013 edition but was lapped by a big portion of the field with a final-round, even-par 71, eventually finishing T22. It's his personal best in three appearances, chasing the T22 with a T50 last year on rounds of 68-73-68-74. The 29-year-old enters the second leg of the Playoffs 68th in the FedExCup standings having cashed in his last three events and 10 of his last 11, including a T24 at last week's Barclays, his six top-25 finish during this span.
Aug 31 - 11:54 PM

Kevin Chappell makes his fifth appearance at The Barclays, second at Plainfield Country Club, and enters the FedExCup Playoffs ranked 91st in the standings.

At the 2014 Barclays (Ridgewood CC), Chappell was T3 after 36 holes and T4 after 54, fading to 3-over 74 in the finale to place T30. He was third after 54 holes in 2013 (Liberty National) following a 9-under 62 in the third round, but ballooned to 5-over 76 in the final round to post T15. That was his best finish in four appearances in the tournament. This season, Chappell is 14-for-23 with eight top 25s, two for top 10s, including a T8 at the John Deere in mid-July after playing the weekend 11-under (64-67). The 29-year-old co-lead the Quicken Loans National after 54 holes earlier this month before cratering to T18 with 6-over 77 in the final round. He chased the QLN with a T43 at the PGA Championship in his latest start.
Aug 24 - 11:40 PM

Kevin Chappell posted 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the PGA Championship, reaching the midpoint in 3-under 141.

The prevailing notion today is that the late-early draw will get the worse of the wind, but with inclement weather possible this afternoon, continue to hold your breath if you're among that contingent. Still, Chappell will happily accept his spot two strokes off the early 36-hole clubhouse lead. He split only five (of 14) fairways but managed 12 greens in regulation. That yielded an eagle-3 from 12'9" at the par-5 16th hole and four birdies, including conversions from 27'7" and 14'10" at Nos. 17 and 1, respectively. He squared two bogeys but salvaged a third with a par save from 15'9" at the challenging par-4 18th.
Aug 14 - 1:20 PM

Overnight co-leader Kevin Chappell ballooned to a 6-over-par 36-41=77 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to conclude at 8-under 276 and a T18-finish.

Chappell shared the 54-hole lead with eventual champ and playing partner Troy Merritt. Each man was vying for their first PGA TOUR title and they held a one-stroke advantage over Rickie Fowler to begin the day. While Merritt would go on to win, Chappell went the other way, overshadowing three birdies, with five bogeys and two doubles. If the beginning was any indication, then Chappell's fate was sealed early, opening in back-to-back bogeys. However, he bounced back with birdies on four and five, each from inside five feet. He exchanged bogey at six with a two-putt birdie at the par-5 eighth to turn even. The 29-year-old opened with two pars after the break, but found water off the tee at 12, eventually squaring double. He swallowed another double at 14 and added consecutive bogeys at 15 and 16. In total, Chappell posted three penalties on a birdie-less inward half to fall off the map. His T18 was his first top 25 at the QLN in five tries.
Aug 2 - 8:07 PM

Kevin Chappell signed for a 4-under-par 34-33=67 after today's third round of the Quicken Loans National to join the 54-hole lead of Troy Merritt at 14-under 199.

Playing in the penultimate pairing, Chappell began Moving Day at 10-under (T2) and just one shot back of 36-hole leader Ryo Ishikawa. On his round, he circled five birdies to camouflage a lone bogey at the par-3 16th, three-putting from 30 feet nine inches. The 29-year-old's set featured all five conversions from inside 10 feet, including a long of 9'2" at the par-4 10th. After circling birdie at 17, he had a chance from 8'4" at the last for the birdie-birdie finish and outright lead, but missed left. Chappell has a pair of T8s on 21 starts to his season, the latest coming at the John Deere Classic in mid-July. He's yet to win on the PGA TOUR in 135 career starts.
Aug 1 - 5:49 PM