• Age
    32
  • Turned Pro
    2008
  • Previous Opens
    3

Kevin Chappell

Chappell
Played his first major championship in the 2011 US Open at Congressional and finished in a tie for third place, a closing 66 still leaving him 10 strokes adrift of runaway winner Rory McIlroy. 

Qualification

Kevin Chappell is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Chappell
  • 2016

    Open debut

  • T-6th Carnoustie 2018

    Best Open Finish

  • Boating, Fishing

    Special Interests

MCILROYS GREATEST OPEN MOMENTS

Played his first major championship in the 2011 US Open at Congressional and finished in a tie for third place, a closing 66 still leaving him 10 strokes adrift of runaway winner Rory McIlroy.

Kevin Chappell 

His joint-sixth place at Carnoustie in the last Open was his best major performance since then and earned him a start at Royal Portrush.

After six runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour, including the 2016 Players Championship behind Jason Day, he finally achieved his first victory on his 180th start at last year’s Valero Texas Open.

Another of his second places was at the 2016 Tour Championship after he tied with McIlroy and Ryan Moore. Making it through to that event guaranteed Chappell a second start in The Open at Royal Birkdale and lifted him into the world’s top 30 for the first time.

While at the University of California he won the NCAA Championship and the Jack Nicklaus Award as college player of the year for 2008.

In September, he marked his Presidents Cup debut with a 6&5 victory alongside Charley Hoffman over Charl Schwartzel and Anirban Lahiri, then halved with Marc Leishman in the top singles as the United States won 19-11.

Qualification

Kevin Chappell is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T6
70
69
67
73
279
-5
Royal Birkdale 2017
M/C
73
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2016
T53
71
75
73
72
291
7

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