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.
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.