Kevin Chappell had become an expert on finishing runner-up. He had six of them in his 180-start career, with four of those coming just last season.
But this week at TPC San Antonio was different.
Kevin Chappell shot a 4-under 68, and stared down furious rallies from a suddenly-upstart Brooks Koepka, and young bomber Tony Finau, to finish at 12-under and win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke. It is the first victory of Chappell’s seven-year PGA Tour career.
1 Kevin Chappell -12
2 Brooks Koepka -11
T3 Kevin Tway, Tony Finau -9
5 Aaron Baddeley -8
T10 Camilo Villegas, Bud Cauley, Branden Grace -6
T13 Jimmy Walker -5
T16 Carl Pettersson -4
T18 Ryan Moore -3
T27 Geoff Ogilvy, Bob Estes -1
T37 Billy Hurley III, Smylie Kaufman +1
T40 Charley Hoffman, Matt Kuchar +2
The Winning Putt
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 23, 2017
“I’m just excited that I don’t have to answer that question of what I have to do to win again. Obviously, there’s some excitement and some frustration and a lot of joy right now.”
– Kevin Chappell, Valero Texas Open winner
Credit/Source: Pro Golf Weekly, PGA Tour