Name:Roger M. Chapman
Born:May 1, 1959 in Nakuru, Kenya.
Original/Home Club:Nakuru, Kenya
Turned Pro:1981 (+1 hcp)
Played as the inaugural MCB Tour Championship - Seychelles (Dec 14-16; European Senior Tour season-ending event). Roger Chapman (Eng) beat Phillip Price (Wales) with an eagle at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first win on the Tour 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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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