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Kevin Chappell

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180

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Playing Pebble Beach Golf Links, World No. 35 Kevin Chappell orchestrated a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and will begin the final round nine shots back of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth on 8-under 207.
This is the 30-year-old's ninth appearance with one previous top 10, a T6 on debut in 2009 (reduced to 54 holes). Last season, he finished a career-best 8th in the FedExCup standings with eight top 10s in 27 events, four of those runners-up, including a P2 at the TOUR Championship. Entering this week at 156th in FEC points, it's been a struggle so far this season for the UCLA product, going 3-for-5 with a best of T35 at the no-cut WGC-HSBC in his WGC debut. He arrived at Pebble Beach off two missed cuts and a 75th- and last-place finish at the Phoenix Open. Feb 12 - 7:07 AM

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Fresh off the birth of his daughter, Kevin Chappell hauls his new set to clubs to Torrey Pines for this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Chappell became a father for the first time in April of 2015, so this won't be a completely foreign experience for him, but still exciting news. His daughter Collins was born on January 19th, so the excitement will be fresh this week. The UCLA product also totes some new clubs this week. He is one of the many Nike staffers who now has the luxury of exploring new clubs in 2017. To open the season, Chappell shared his new set on Instagram: going with TaylorMade woods and driver, Mizuno irons, PXG wedges, Scotty Cameron putter, and a ProV1x ball. Despite the California connection, Chappell has never fared well at Torrey Pines (2-for-5 with T47 as his best). Gamers should let him knock the rust off this week before re-investing for what should be another stellar season.
Jan 24 - 8:13 AM

At No. 28 in the Official World Golf Ranking, Kevin Chappell is the third highest-ranked player at this week's RSM Classic. UPDATE: At 4-under 64-74=138, Chappell missed the 36-hole cut by one.

In his fourth RSM appearance last year, the 30-year-old was the 36-hole leader by one (66-65), eventually finishing solo 2nd with 68-67, a distant six shots in arrears to champion Kevin Kisner. The year prior, he was T8 thru 36 holes (67-67), and finished T8 after rounds of 70-65. The year before that, Chappell was T2 thru 36 holes (65-68), plummeting to T32 following rounds of 74-70. He finished a career-best 8th in the FedExCup standings last season with FOUR runner-up finishes, including a playoff loss at the TOUR Championship where he was the ONLY player to record four sub-par rounds. So far this season, the UCLA product has posted a T45 at the no-cut CIMB and a T35 three weeks ago at the WGC-HSBC in his WGC debut.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 03:00:00 PM

15-seed and overnight co-leader Kevin Chappell carded 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to match Ryan Moore and Rory McIlroy on 12-under 268, and then was eliminated on the first hole of sudden death, the par-5 18th, with par to McIlroy and Moore's birdies. UPDATE: Chappell was the ONLY player with four sub-par rounds.

The 30-year-old began R4 co-leading with playing competitor and FedExCup leader Dustin Johnson. He bettered Johnson by seven shots but unfortunately, McIlroy and Moore tied for the week's best rounds with 64s. The Californian was 5-under thru 16 holes, outpacing bogey-4 at the second with birdies on Nos. 1, 3, 8, 10, 13 and 16, but opened the door with bogey on the par-4 17th (failed scramble) and then failed to birdie the par-5 finishing hole. Chappell records his fourth runner-up this season in 27 starts and adds to an already career-best season with his eighth top 10. Chasing his first win in his 167th career event, he settles for a sixth career runner-up and personal bests of 8th in the final FedExCup standings as well as the money title.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 08:53:00 PM

Making his Playoffs finale debut, 15-seed and first-round tri-leader Kevin Chappell orchestrated a bogey-free 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the TOUR Championship to catch overnight leader Dustin Johnson and share the top spot on 8-under 202.

Three times a runner-up this season in 26 prior starts, the 30-year-old is chasing his first TOUR title in his 167th career event. This is his fifth lead/co-lead in 2015-16 after ANY round, but first time at the three-quarter pole. Chappell kicked off with 11 straight pars before breaking the ice with a pitch-in from behind the green at the 12th for birdie-3. Four pars later, he connected from 8'5" for birdie at the par-4 17th that completed his scoring. The Californian landed 13 green in regulation and leads in that stat at 79.63 percent (43/54). He has bagged two of the four bogey-free rounds at East Lake thru 54 holes.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 03:49:00 PM

Kevin Chappell pieced together a 2-under-par 32-36=68 during round two of the TOUR Championship to reach 6-under 134 on the week, placing him one stroke off the leader Dustin Johnson heading into the weekend.

The UCLA product circled three birdies on the day and did all that scoring in one fell swoop, rattling off a birdie train which started with an 11'4" splash at the par-5 sixth. Chappell swallowed his first bogey of the round (and week) at the par-3 11th when he found the rough and couldn't get up-and-down. The Ryder Cup hopeful has done his damage tee-to-green this week as he ranks first in GIR (30) and strokes gained approach-the-green (+5.521). Entering the week ranked 15th in the FedExCup race, Chappell will need to win his first PGA TOUR event and also have Dustin Johnson fall outside the top eight if he wants a chance at the FedExCup trophy. Chappell would surely be quite satisfied with a win, regardless of whether he gets the FEC trophy as well.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 06:15:00 PM

Kevin Chappell torched East Lake Golf Club on his way to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 31-35=66 during round one of the TOUR Championship, joining Hideki Matsuyama with an early claim on the clubhouse lead.

The story of the week heading into the event was the reversed nines at East Lake Golf Club. Chappell didn't care since this was his first time seeing the course in competition, anyway. On the day he missed just five (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. Overall, he gained 2.023 strokes off-the-tee and 2.774 strokes approaching-the-green. The fantastic ball-striking display set up plenty of stress-free pars, but the putter did let him down once, missing a 4'7" birdie attempt at the closing par-5 18th. Still, Chappell will be very pleased with this opening round as he makes one last push for the final Ryder Cup captain's pick.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 04:53:00 PM

World No. 34 Kevin Chappell makes his debut in the TOUR Championship as the 15-seed in the FedExCup standings.

The 30-year-old is one of seven first-timers in this year's 30-man field but is the only one of those seven who has yet to win this season. He's also one of two who has not won on TOUR (Roberto Castro). The Californian has seven top 25s this season in 26 events with ALL seven doubling as top 10s, including three runner-up finishes, most recently solo second at THE PLAYERS 12 starts ago. He kicked off the postseason with T31 (Barclays); T8 at the Deutsche Bank, where he was the 36-hole leader, and T61 (of 68) at the BMW Championship on rounds of 75-71-70-76. Chappell ranks T70 in par-4 scoring average (4.04) and 50th in overall scoring average at 70.641.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Second-round leader Kevin Chappell back-pedaled to a 2-over-par 37-36=73 in today's final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to finish up his fifth appearance on 9-under 275, down five spots into a seven-way T8, six in arrears to champion Rory McIlroy.

The 30-year-old began the finale in a three-way T3 on 11-under, four back of 54-hole leader Paul Casey. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he mustered a week-low 12 greens in regulation and posted a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -2.485 SG: Putting. The Californian squared five bogeys, two of which were 3-putts, overshadowing three birdies. He also had two birdie tries and 16 and 18 from eight feet and in, but missed. Chappell was the 36-hole leader (by one), and drops to 0-for-4 (career) and 0-for-3 THIS season (RSM, RBC Heritage) when leading at the midpoint. He settles for his seventh top 10 of the season in 25 starts.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Overnight leader Kevin Chappell backed up with an even-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 11-under 202, down two places into a three-way T3, four adrift of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

The 30-year-old began R3 with a one-shot lead over playing competitor Casey (and Jimmy Walker). His fairways and greens in regulation stats, 11 (of 14) in the short grass and 15 GIR, were exactly the same as yesterday's week-tying-low 64, but didn't produce near the same result. The UCLA product was 2-under thru 11 holes, outpacing bogey-4 at three with birdies on holes 5, 8 and 10, but ate a double bogey-6 at the 12th. He found the fairway on 12 (310-yard drive) but came to rest in a divot, and came up woefully short (into the native area) on approach from 155 yards. Chappell hit five (of six) GIR after, but finished with six straight pars to fall off the pace. He's winless in 165 career events.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Kevin Chappell spun a week-tying-low 7-under-par 30-34=64 in today's second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 11-under 131, up six places on the round and good for the 36-hole lead by one over Paul Casey and Jimmy Walker.

This is the 30-year-old's third lead after any round this season (25th start) with each of them coming after 36 holes. He co-led the RBC Heritage, eventually finishing T9, and led The RSM Classic outright, closing in 68-67 for solo second, one of three runner-up finishes on the season. The Californian striped 11 (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 4.167 SG: Tee-to-Green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at the 13th (failed scramble) but camouflaged it with six birdies and an eagle-3 at the seventh, pitching in from 37 yards short of the target. Chappell posted a tidy 1.467 putts per GIR, highlighted by a 35-footer for birdie-2 at the eighth.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, Kevin Chappell fashioned a 4-under-par 36-31=67 in today's opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to sit one off the early pace of Paul Casey and Fabian Gomez.

The 30-year-old is making his fifth appearance with a best of T12 last year, where he also opened with 67 and chased with 67-71-73. He kicked off the lid-lifter with five straight pars before ripping off four straight birdies on Nos. 15-18, each from between seven and 15 feet. After the break, the UCLA product squared a lone bogey at the par-4 first (failed scramble) and added birdie-2 at the eighth from 27'10". He's currently a -0.182 SG: Tee-to-Green but 3.563 SG: Putting. That's a good sign for Chappell as he entered the week 179th on TOUR in SGP.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Kevin Chappell flirted with the lead in round two of The Barclays, ultimately settling for a 1-over-par 34-38=72, arriving at the weekend on 3-under 139, five off the pacesetter Patrick Reed.

Chappell opened in a share of third place and put his foot on the gas with a birdie at the par-5 fourth and a 20'10" eagle at the par-5 seventh. That got him to 7-under on the week which would put him in solo second if he maintained that. However, he missed a 4-footer at the par-4 ninth to start the downturn. The 30-year-old added two more circles coming in, but offset them with three bogeys and a double. The closing stretch of bogey-double-bogey to finish the round was the big hit to the scorecard. Chappell will not be happy with the results of round two, but still enters the weekend inside the top 15, just five strokes off the lead.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 06:12:00 PM

Kevin Chappell torched Bethpage State Park's Black Course with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of The Barclays.

The UCLA product had his irons dialed in from the start, sticking his 185-yard approach to 21 inches for a tap-in birdie at the par-4 10th to kick off his week. By round's end, he was gaining 2.27 strokes approaching-the-green. Chappell landed 13 greens in regulation, but failed to roll in a putt from outside 7'6", although he did splash in an 18'8" birdie from the fringe at the par-3 eighth. Despite losing 0.30 strokes putting on the round, Chappell has to be very pleased with his 4-under 67, five strokes better than his opening round here back in 2012.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 12:47:00 PM

Kevin Chappell is at TPC River Highlands for his third appearance in the Travelers Championship.

The 30-year-old ranks second-highest in the FedExCup standings (10th) of those without a win, 110 points behind Phil Mickelson. He has three runner-up finishes in 22 starts, most recently, solo second at THE PLAYERS. Since then, the Californian is scuffling a bit, missing three cuts in seven starts, and three finishes outside the top 40. He has however, tossed in a T3 at the WGC-Bridgestone. This is his third attempt at cashing a check at the Travelers, missing the cut in 2011 and 2014. In those four rounds, his first-round scoring average at the par-70 layout is 66.50, but his second-round average is 72.50.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 07:03:00 PM