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Daniel Chopra |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/23/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180
College: Sweden

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Citing a back injury, Daniel Chopra walked off TPC San Antonio after finding a fairway bunker off the tee on the par-5 second hole.
He bogeyed the par-4 first, the only hole he completed today. Chopra was 9-over through 19 holes when he called it quits. He's the seventh to withdraw after beginning the event. It's his fifth mid-tournament WD in 258 PGA TOUR starts. This was just his second start this season. He qualified as a co-medalist at Monday's four-spotter. Mar 27 - 3:25 PM

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With a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in today's open qualifier for the Valero Texas Open, Daniel Chopra shared medalist honors to earn a berth into the tournament proper.

Chopra covered a lone bogey with seven birdies at The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville, Texas, today. The success may evolve quickly into a be-careful-what-you-ask-for experience since he's 0-for-3 at TPC San Antonio with no red numbers in his last five loops. Nevertheless, it can't get much worse for the two-time PGA TOUR winner. He hasn't finished inside the top 35 on the circuit since 2012. Lance Lopez also carded a 6-under 33-33=66 but traded eight birdies with two bogeys. The former University of Texas Longhorn will be making his TOUR debut, as will Thomas Birdsey, who tied for third at the OQ. The Wake Forest Product (via Kansas State) signed for a bogey-free, 5-under 35-32=67 with five birdies. He then survived a 3-for-2 playoff with former TOUR member J.J. Killeen (5-under 35-32=67; 7 birdies, 2 bogeys). Ian Berrigan was eliminated in the playoff. The field of the VTO is now complete at 144.
Mar 23 - 11:28 PM

With the day's low round, a 6-under-par 33-32=65, Daniel Chopra surged into tied fourth place after day three of the Hero Indian Open.

The Swede was out in 33 after birdies at 1, 6 and 7 and added another at 12. He put an exclamation mark on his bogey-free round with an eagle-3 at the closing hole to finish at 6-under 207. That's six behind leader S.S.P. Chowrasia but, with just three players above him on the leaderboard, Chopra will have a shot at the title on Sunday. The two-time PGA TOUR winner has an Indian father so it's no surprise that he's played in this event numerous times and actually finished runner-up in 1996. The 41-year-old has limited status on the PGA TOUR and Tour but won Asian Tour Q school last month. He said after that success, "I’ve learnt and crafted my game in Asia and it’s a place I would always call home."
Feb 21 - 5:57 AM

Daniel Chopra returns to Sedgfield Country Club for this week's Wyndham Championship.

Chopra is a six-time participant in this event, with three of those coming at the current venue. Of those three, he's made two cuts with a T54 in 2009 the best result. At 239th on the PGA TOUR money list and 248th in the FedExCup standings, he must do something heroic to retain anything more than Past Champion status for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR. Should he crack the top 200 in the FEC standings, he will at least be able to battle for a card in the Tour Finals.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Daniel Chopra readies for third attempt at The Old White TPC at this week's Greenbrier Classic.

The Swede hasn't finished inside the top 55 all season, so it's no surprise to see him in the bottom 15 of the FedExCup standings. Chopra has a lot of ground to make up in a short amount of time, and his 0-for-2 track record at The Old White TPC doesn't inspire. There is nothing on paper that would suggest a good finish this week, but luckily the game isn't played on paper.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Daniel Chopra tied for 27th in the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic and returns for this week's edition.

Chopra missed the cut in his first three trips to TPC Southwind, so his success in 2012 was a bit of a surprise. He did all of his damage in one round, signing for a 5-under-par 65 in the second round while failing to break par in the other three. He tied for 75th at the HP Byron Nelson in his last start. It sounds bad, but it happens to be his second-best result of the season.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Daniel Chopra looks to jump-start his season at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Chopra could safely be classified as a horse for course at TPC Louisiana. The Swede is a perfect 6-for-6 here with three of his finishes being 16th place or better. Chopra sits near the bottom of the reshuffle, and could use a big payday this week to revive a 2014 season that has started off with 6-of-7 missed cuts.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Daniel Chopra has been added to the published field of this week's Valero Texas Open.

He was the sixth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but gained entry when Chris Stroud withdrew. Chopra missed the cut at last week's Palmer Invite where he played on a sponsor exemption. He's cashed in only one of six starts this season (T58, Puerto Rico). He's 0-for-2 at TPC San Antonio.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Daniel Chopra competes in his eighth Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

Chopra competes this week at the pleasure of Mr. Palmer, picking up one of the 18 sponsor exemptions at the king’s disposal. Chopra currently ranks 220th in the FedExCup standings, which isn't very good especially considering he is subject to the Tour reshuffle. It goes without saying he could use every point he could possibly grab this week. Other than a T8 in 2009, his other six finishes were largely forgettable at Bay Hill.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 09:24:00 PM

Daniel Chopra has been added to the published field of this week's Humana Challenge.

Chopra started the week as the second alternate. He gained entry when Tim Clark withdrew today. The on-again, off-again PGA TOUR member hasn't played in consecutive PGA TOUR events since he last had his card in 2012. He missed the cut on the number last week at Waialae and has missed the cut in his last three trips to PGA West.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Daniel Chopra finds himself back on the PGA TOUR for 2013-14 after finishing 21st on the Tour regular-season money list.

Chopra is a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR, and was a regular for quite some time until losing his full status at the end of 2010. He then dropped down to the Tour in 2011 and picked up a 2012 card. It seems the odd years on the Tour and the even years on the PGA TOUR is a developing theme. When he was at his best in '07 and '08, he was a great putter and possessed above average length. In examining his 2012 TOUR numbers, not much had changed in that regard. He just isn't getting the ball in the hole quite as efficiently.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 08:30:00 PM

Daniel Chopra has been removed from the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

It would have marked his debut on the 2013-14 PGA TOUR, but he's sticking with a commitment to play the Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour. He tied for 24th at last week's Hero Indian Open on the same circuit. Chopra has fully exempt status in the Tour reshuffle on which he started 39th, so he won't be taking much of a hit by sitting out the last event before the first reshuffle (that will occur following Mayakoba).
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 01:37:00 PM

Daniel Chopra has been added to the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Chopra was the fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday. He was the last to gain entry following six withdrawals this morning. Despite his status in the reshuffle, he's yet to make an appearance on the PGA TOUR this season. He missed the cut in his first try at El Camaleón last year.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Daniel Chopra has been removed from the published field of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

He's elected to compete in this week's Midwest Classic on the Tour. Chopra is 24th on the money list on the developmental circuit.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Daniel Chopra crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Tour's WNB Golf Classic.

The two-time PGA TOUR winner lost his card after a dreadful 2012 during which he finished 206th in FedExCup points and 188th in earnings. He's played abroad since, flashing his talents on the Asian, and OneAsia circuits. Entering this week's stop in Midland, Tex., he ranked 26th on the money list thanks to three top-20 finishes in as many starts. He poured in six birdies today. In his last appearance at the WNB, he posted a T21 in 2011.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 12:15:00 AM