Tag Archives: Kevin Chappell

Oct
2
2017

The 2017 U.S. Presidents Cup team has been hailed as perhaps the strongest and most perfect squad of players. Led by Captain Steve Stricker, the Americans dominated from the start to finish — which wasn’t exactly a huge surprise given the lopsided (and relatively short) history of these biennial matches, with the U.S. winning 10 of the 12 times its been staged.

There were fleeting moments that were thrilling because, well, two words: Match play. But it was pretty much over after Friday with the Americans . In fact, the Americans nearly clinched the Cup on Saturday, but Anirban Lahiri and Si Woo Kim managed to fend off Charley Hoffmann and Kevin Chappell to win 1-up — it was the only full point clinched by the International Team during both sessions on Saturday.

Still. Sunday didn’t matter. Don’t take it from me — several American players voiced that in the boozy, extremely entertaining winning presser.

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Sep
23
2016

Nerves, passion and strong emotions are already running high amongst the 30 players in the field at East Lake — and no, unfortunately, these feelings aren’t necessarily inspired by the absolutely thrilling Tour Championship after the first round, and the kinda tacky $10-million FedExCup prize to the winner of the year-long contest. It’s all about next week’s Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis. And it’s already getting all Mean Girls!

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May
15
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

If there were ever a question over Jason Day’s position as the world no. 1 player, he certainly answered with his wire-to-wire victory at The Players Championship, which boasts the strongest field of the year, not to mention the richest, with $1.9 million to the winner. Day’s commanding performance gave him a four-shot edge over the next closest competitor Kevin Chappell, who was also the runner-up when the 28-year-old Australian hoisted the trophy at Bay Hill in March.

Day, who has seven wins in his last 17 starts, has separated himself from the rest of the “Big Four” — Jordan Spieth (MC), Rory McIlroy (T12) and defending champ Rickie Fowler (MC) — as the most dominant player in the game.

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May
14
2016

Unlike the first two rounds at The Players, where several threatened to break the course record and a couple guys matched it, TPC Sawgrass showed its teeth on Saturday afternoon when the greens went from being soft and receptive to lightning-fast. I mean, I’d never seen tour players miss so many two-footers. We saw Sergio Garcia six-putt (if you count his first from the fringe) and even 54-hole leader Jason Day four-putted. A number of players also putted *off* the greens. There were a total of 149 three-putts, the most in the history of this event. 

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Nov
25
2013
The Covert family

The Covert family

As many of you already know, I spent a few days with Nike Golf last week in Beaverton, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada, for the equipment company’s annual Innovation Summit, where they launched their latest designs and creations with apparel, shoes, balls and clubs, most notably, the Covert 2.0 family.

What I learned? Nike makes an incredibly solid product across the board. I know, right? — shocking! (And no, I’m not getting paid to say this, though Nike Golf did sponsor the trip.) I’ll share my personal experiences in testing the product in “Part 2,” but for now, check out my interviews with Nike athletes and photos and info from the presentations. 

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Aug
24
2013
Woodland and Kuchar teamed up to win the 2011 World Cup

Woodland and Kuchar teamed up to win the 2011 World Cup

It was a perfect day at Liberty National during the third round of The Barclays — but it was still a grind if you actually had to play in the breezy and tough conditions. Well, with the exception of Kevin Chappell, who posted nine-under 62, trumping the course record set by Keegan Bradley a day earlier. Chappell was even a bit surprised and bemused with with his impressive round. 

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Jun
9
2013

Australian golf commentator Luke Elvy and I talk about the upcoming U.S. Open at the historical venue, Merion Golf Club. We also discuss Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and our favorites for the season’s second major championship.

Oh, did ya know? This upcoming Sunday marks the five-year anniversary to the date of the last major Tiger won — the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Ominous? Maybe.

Jun
2
2013
Kooooooch

Kooooooch

Since yesterday’s “Hot or Not” format received such positive feedback, I’ll keep going with the trend of mixing it up and try a superlative-type format. Thanks for your patience while I experiment. This is fun. Again, your feedback is welcome and appreciated. 

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Jun
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Kuchar

Kuuuuuuuch!

On a grueling day at Muirfield Village, the swirling winds gave players fits — most notably, Tiger Woods posted the worst nine holes in his career, 44, on the back nine — but several players survived. Matt Kuchar managed to roll off five birdies on his way to a two-under 70 to take a two-shot lead over Kevin Chappell and Kyle Stanley. 

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