Who's who: Roger Chapman

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Who's who: Roger Chapman

  • Name:

    Roger M. Chapman
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    May 1, 1959 in Nakuru, Kenya.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Nakuru, Kenya
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1981 (+1 hcp)

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (2): Snr PGA Championship (2012); US Snr Open (2012). English Amateur champion (1979). Walker Cup player (1981). Multiple wins on the European Tour (1), Sunshine Tour (1), European Senior Tour and Champions Tour. European Senior Tour Order of Merit (2012).

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Chapman enjoyed a distinguished amateur career. He won the English Amateur title in 1979, and represented GB&I in the Walker Cup in 1981, beating Hal Sutton twice in one day. On turning professional in 1981 he gained his European Tour card from Q-school at the first attempt.

Chapman waited almost 20 years for his first and only European Tour win, which came in Brazil on his 472nd tour start. The following year, at the 2001 Portuguese Open he recorded his 500th European Tour appearance.

After turning 50 in 2009, Chapman recorded two senior major championship victories in 2012. In the US Senior Open of that year, he left an impressive quartet of former major winners trailing two shots back in second place; the runners-up were Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin and Fred Funk.

Top tournaments won by Roger Chapman

2018
Europe
Lemuria
175 (-6)
€60,340
MCB

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Chapman, Roger

Venue

Lemuria

Score

175 (-6)

Prize money

€60,340

Title sponsor

MCB

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].

2012
Majors
Indianwood
270 (-10)
$500,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Chapman, Roger

Venue

Indianwood

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$500,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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.].

2012
Majors
271 (-13)
$378,000
KitchenAid

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Chapman, Roger

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$378,000

Title sponsor

KitchenAid

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].

2012
Awards
€356,751
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Chapman, Roger

Venue

Score

€356,751

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

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.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Chapman, Roger

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

2000
America
270 (-18)
€111,749
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Chapman, Roger

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€111,749

Title sponsor

x

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].

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