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Daniel Chopra

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 12/23/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180

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Daniel Chopra cruised to a two-round tally of 66-65=131 (-11) during the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Summit, New Jersey, earning one of five spots given out from this section. Other qualifiers include: Christopher Crawford, Andy Pope, Scott Harvey, and Matthew Campbell.
The PGA TOUR veteran circled 13 birdies today to offset just two bogeys. The Swede brings a 130-for-262 record to the table but he hasn't made a PGA TOUR apperance since a missed cut at the 2016 John Deere Classic (his only start in 2016). Chopra is a perfect 2-for-2 in U.S. Open appearances with a T24 in 2004 and a T36 in 2008. Notables that didn't earn a ticket today include: 135- Roberto Diaz; 138- Justin Hicks, Marc Turnesa; 141- Richy Werenski; 143- Jim Herman. Mon, Jun 5, 2017 09:37:00 PM

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Sweden's Daniel Chopra returns to his father's homeland to peg it up in this week's Hero Indian Open.

Although born in his mother's native Sweden, Chopra moved to India as a child and was raised there by his grandparents. In an unconventional career, the 43-year-old won twice on the PGA TOUR (2007 and 2008) before losing his way but posted a Tour win in 2011 and, after another career dip, won the Asian Tour's qualifying Q School in 2015. As for a latest thermometer check, there are some very positive signs after he followed T8 in the Asian Tour's Myanmar Open in late January with T9 in the's Colombia Championship the week after. Chopra was T11 in the 2015 Hero Indian Open and was known for hitting it long in his pomp so, added to the home support, might just be a sleeper pick to consider at this week's lengthy Gary Player course at the DLF Golf & Country Club.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 08:25:00 AM

Daniel Chopra is plotting his first competitive tour of Bro Hof Slott GC in this week's Nordea Masters.

The nomadic Chopra has racked up starts on the OneAsia, PGA, Asian, Japan, Australasian, Sunshine and European Tours since missing the cut in this tournament last year. He’s a mere 5-for-20 in that spell, with just the two top 40 finishes. All in all it doesn’t bode well for the 42-year-old two-time winner on the PGA Tour. If he needs inspiration it might come from his record in Sweden, but even that is grasping at straws. He’s 3-for-9 and yet when he had made the cut, he’s been at the sharp edge. He was T15 in the Scandinavian Masters back in 1997, contended a Challenge Tour event in 2001 and was T2 heading into the final round of the SAS Masters in 2008.
Tue, May 31, 2016 07:10:00 AM

Daniel Chopra heads to Gainesville, Virginia, to compete in this week's Quicken Loans National.

The Swede cracked the field via sponsor exemption, and will be his fourth start of the season. He is 1-for-3 thus far, with a T38 at the Puerto Rico Open his only cut made. Chopra does have tournament history on his side as he's teed it up in the D.C. area three times, compiling top 20s in each of his past two visits. There is no need for gamers to take a risk on the veteran this week.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Daniel Chopra has been moved into the official field of this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic even though he's scheduled to compete in the Thailand Open. UPDATE: Chopra has since been officially removed from the field of the St. Jude.

Chopra was sixth alternate at the start of the week, but then assumed the slot vacated by Joe Affrunti's withdrawal today. At this time of the week, alternates at TPC Southwind who are also committed to the Tour's Rust-Oleum Championship have to decide where they want to play if they can make a start on the PGA TOUR. Obviously, Chopra's situation is different this week, but it may be a while until he's officially replaced due to tournament officials confirming the next alternate.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Daniel Chopra settled for a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in his opening round of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters.

Just doing a little housekeeping here. Chopra hasn't played since withdrawing during his second round of the Valero Texas Open with a back injury. He has Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR, so we'll probably see him back in the U.S. again this summer. For now, he's seven strokes off the overnight pace in the Asian Tour event.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 06:23:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 03:25:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:28:00 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."
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 05:57:00 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