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Height: 6 ft, 0 in|
Weight: 180 lbs
Turned Pro: 2008
Birthplace: Fresno, California
- Father got him started playing golf at age 5 when he tagged along with his dad and older brother. Didn't take golf seriously until eighth grade when family moved near a golf course
- Attended Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif
- Married wife, Elizabeth, in September 2013. The couple is active in charitable giving, primarily through Kevin Chappell's Champions for Children, providing support for the oncology program at Valley Children's Healthcare. Has also been a volunteer for Special Olympics since he was 10. Godmother is a special-education teacher at Hoover High School in Fresno
- Had a hole-in-one during a college fundraiser at UCLA, making the ace on his first swing of the day
- Erases social media apps when at home with family.
|(1) 2010 Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae. |
|2016 PGA TOUR Money & Position |
- Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive time in his career, making it to the TOUR Championship for the first time. Entered the Playoffs finale at No. 15 in the FedExCup standings and was defeated in a three-way playoff by Rory McIlroy (along with Ryan Moore) at East Lake to end his season No. 8 in the FedExCup standings. Recorded a career-best eight top-10 finishes from 27 starts. Of those, four were runner-up showings
- With opening rounds of 66-65, went into the weekend at The RSM Classic with a one-stroke lead over Freddie Jacobson and eventual-champion Kevin Kisner. Followed with rounds of 68-67 to finish 16-under 266 and solo second (a distant six strokes behind Kisner). It marked his second-consecutive top-10 at the event (T8 in 2014), as he has improved his finish in all four starts in Sea Island (T43-2012, T32-2013, T8-2014, 2-2015). It was the third runner-up finish of his career
- With a runner-up finish (the fourth of his career) by one stroke to champion Jason Day, posted his best finish in five starts at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard: 2016 (2), 2015 (MC), 2014 (T14), 2013 (MC) and 2012 (T24). Closed with a bogey on the final hole to finish one behind Day, as he was looking to become the sixth player to make the Arnold Palmer Invitational his maiden TOUR win: Bob Byman (1979), Mike Nicolette (1983), Loren Roberts (1994), Paul Goydos (1996) and Matt Every (2014). Making his 150th PGA TOUR start, was the only player in the field to record four rounds in the 60s at Bay Hill (68-68-67-69)
- With opening rounds of 68-68, shared the 36-hole lead at the RBC Heritage. Went on to record rounds of 75-70 to finish T9 and six strokes behind champion Branden Grace. It marked his first top-10 in four starts at Harbour Town. A week later, posted four sub-par scores in his seventh start at the Valero Texas Open to finish T4, his fourth top-10 of the season, marking a new career-high for most top-10s in a season
- In his fifth start in the Deutsche Bank Championship, held a one-stroke lead after 36 holes after a second-round 7-under 64 which included six birdies, one eagle and one bogey for a 7-under 64. Posted 71-73 to finish T8 with six others
- In his first start in the TOUR Championship, made a late bogey at No. 17 in the final round, only his third bogey for the week, to fall into a tie for the lead at 12-under. A par at the final hole of regulation led to a three-way playoff with Ryan Moore and eventual-winner Rory McIlroy, which he exited after a par at the first extra hole. Shared the first-round lead with Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama and again shared the 54-hole lead with Johnson. Was looking to join Chad Campbell (2003) as the only player to make the TOUR Championship his first career PGA TOUR victory. Recorded three holes over par (bogey on No. 11 Friday/bogeys on No. 2 and No. 17 Sunday) at East Lake for the week, better than three players with four bogeys at a TOUR Championship (Zach Johnson/2013, Vijay Singh/2007, Rory Sabbatini/2007). Finished in the top 10 of the final FedExCup standings for the first time in his career.
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