Name:Roger M. Chapman
Born:May 1, 1959 in Nakuru, Kenya.
Original/Home Club:Nakuru, Kenya
Turned Pro:1981 (+1 hcp)
Played as the MCB Tour Championship - Seychelles (Dec 14-16; Eurpn Snr Tr season-ending event). Chapman (Eng) beat Phillip Price (Wales) with an eagle at the first playoff hole (par-5 18), to record his first European Senior Tour win for more than six years. Opening round reduced to 12 holes due to rain. [Constance Lemuria Resort, Praslin, Seychelles].
The US Senior Open (July 12-15). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA), Tom Lehman (USA), Corey Pavin (USA) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Chapman (Eng). Chapman claimed his second major title, having won the US Senior PGA Championship earlier in 2012. [Indianwood G&CC, Lake Orion, Mich.].
The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (May 24-27). Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Chapman (Eng), who became the first Englishman to win this event. [The GC at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Mich].
Eurpn Snr Tr
Chapman (Eng) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2012 Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with earnings of €356,751 on the Tour. Barry Lane (Eng) was second with €284,636; Tim Thelen (USA) was third with €251,772.
Played as the Hassan II Trophy (Nov 9-12; unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed Shaun Micheel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Chapman (Eng). [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
Played as the Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open (March 23-26; co-sanctioned with Eurpn Tr; one of two 500 Year golf events celebrating Brazil's discovery). Chapman (Eng) beat Padraig Harrington (Ire) with a par at the second playoff hole. 40-year-old Chapman recorded his first win on the European Tour after 472 attempts. [Itanhanga GC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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