Born: July 8, 1986
Birthplace: Fresno, California
Height: 6 ft, 0 in
Turned Pro: 2008
Sponsors: Nike, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Kevin Chappell was a highly decorated collegiate player for the UCLA Bruins golf team. He won both the Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer awards during his senior year. He was a three-time All-American and finished his career as the #3 ranked amateur player in the world.
Chappell turned professional in 2008. He played mostly Nationwide Tour events while sprinkling in occasional starts on the PGA Tour. He found early success on the PGA Tour in 2008 with a tie for 6th place at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Chappell continued on the Nationwide Tour in 2009 and 2010, winning his first event at the Fresh Express Classic by a single shot over David Hearn. It helped Chappell finish 9th on the money list, earning him his PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.
Chappell recorded his top PGA Tour finish to date at the 2011 Valero Texas Open with a runner up finish to Brendan Steele. More impressively, Chappell qualified for that year’s U.S. Open where he fired a final round 66 to finish in a tie for 3rd place.
Chappell followed up on his 2011 effort with a tie for 10th place at the 2012 U.S. Open.
2013 and 2014 brought more success for Chappell who earned more than $1.25 million both years and finished 45th and 55th in the FedEx Cup point standings.
Chappell has played well through mid-summer 2015. In 20 PGA starts, he has made the cut 12 times and earned just under $900,000.
Chappell has now recorded 11 top tens in his short PGA career.