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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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