Brandel Chamblee

Brandel Eugene Chamblee (born July 2, 1962) is a former American professional golfer, commentator and writer.[2][3]

Brandel Chamblee
Personal information
Full nameBrandel Eugene Chamblee
Born (1962-07-02) July 2, 1962 (age 57)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
Career
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking58 (May 16, 1999)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT18: 1999
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999
U.S. OpenT44: 2001
The Open ChampionshipT62: 2001

Chamblee was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Speech Communication and was a first-team All-American in his junior year and twice a second-team All-American. He has a home in Phoenix, Arizona and has four children with his ex-wife Karen: sons Brandel Jr., Brennen, Braeden, and a daughter, Bergen. A memorial playground was set up at the Phoenix Children's Hospital for a son, Braeden, who died as an infant. He is now married to Bailey (Mosier) Chamblee, who is also a television personality.[4]

Chamblee turned professional in 1985 and has one PGA Tour victory. He shared a first round lead at the Masters Tournament in 1999 and for six straight years was among the top-100 for money earnings on the Tour.

Chamblee lost his PGA Tour card in 2003, and since then has worked as the lead studio analyst for the Golf Channel, Golf Central and for its "Live From" coverage of major championships.[5]

In 2018, Chamblee returned to professional golf on the PGA Tour Champions.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1983 Rice Planters Amateur

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Aug 30, 1998 Greater Vancouver Open −19 (67-64-68-66=265) 3 strokes   Payne Stewart

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1996 BellSouth Classic   Paul Stankowski Lost to Stankowski with par on first hole
2 2001 Nissan Open   Robert Allenby,   Toshi Izawa,
  Dennis Paulson,   Jeff Sluman,
  Bob Tway
Lost to Allenby with birdie on first extra hole

Ben Hogan Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jul 5, 1990 Ben Hogan New England Classic −1 (68-78-69=215) 1 stroke   Jeff Maggert

Other wins (2)Edit

  • 1986 TPA Tucson Open
  • 1994 Abierto International Open (Chile)

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament T18
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T46 T61 T44
The Open Championship T66 CUT T62
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 20 1999 Ending 16 May 1999" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Kaufmann, Martin (November 24, 2009). "Top 10: Picking golf's top TV talkers". Golfweek.
  3. ^ Crouse, Karen (January 18, 2012). "Analyst Who Is Able to Back Up Opinions". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Chamblee: Family's Grief Gives Way to Braeden's Playground". Phoenix Children's Hospital. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  5. ^ Chamblee, Brandel; Van Sickle, Gary (December 1, 2003). "So Long, PGA Tour: Disturbed by the toll his travels have taken on his family life, the author decided to hang up his sticks after 18 years as a pro". Sports Illustrated.

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