Roger Chapman (golfer)

Roger Michael Chapman (born 1 May 1959) is an English professional golfer who played on the European Tour and later on the PGA Tour Champions. He now plays on the European Senior Tour. He won two senior majors in 2012, the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open.

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Personal information
Full nameRoger Michael Chapman
Born (1959-05-01) 1 May 1959 (age 61)
Nakuru, Kenya
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight182 lb (83 kg; 13.0 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceAscot, Berkshire, England
SpouseCathy (m. 1985)
ChildrenChristopher, Thomas
Career
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour Champions
Professional wins7
Highest ranking90 (20 August 1989)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
PGA Tour Champions2
European Senior Tour3
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2012
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT12: 1991
Achievements and awards
European Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner
2012

Amateur careerEdit

Chapman was born in Nakuru, Kenya, where his father worked for the Ministry of Agriculture. After a spell living in Trinidad, the family returned to England when Chapman was about five years old.[2] His biggest individual successes as an amateur were winning the 1979 English Amateur and the 1981 Lytham Trophy. He represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1981 Walker Cup where, although the United States won the match 15–9, Chapman won three of his four matches. He beat Bob Lewis in first day's singles and then beat Hal Sutton twice on the final day, in both the foursomes and the singles.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Chapman turned professional in late-1981 and won a European Tour card on his first visit to the Qualifying School. From 1982 to 2002 he finished in the top 100 on the European Order of Merit 19 out of the 21 years, with a best ranking of 17th in 1988. In his first season, 1982, he finished joint runner-up behind Sam Torrance in the Spanish Open.[4] After six second-place finishes on the tour, he won the 2000 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open on his 472nd tour start. He also won the 1988 Zimbabwe Open on the Safari Circuit and the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco in 2000. He represented England in the 2000 Alfred Dunhill Cup.

In May 2012, Chapman won the Senior PGA Championship, one of the five senior major championships for his maiden victory on the Champions Tour. After holding a five stroke lead entering the final round, he prevailed by two over American John Cook. He won his second senior major in July 2012 at the U.S. Senior Open. He won by two strokes over Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, and Corey Pavin. In December 2018 he won the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles on the European Senior Tour, beating Phillip Price with an eagle 3 at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Earlier Tom Lehman and Miguel Ángel Martín came to the final hole needing a par-5 to tie with Chapman and Price but took 6 and 8 respectively.[5]

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (7)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 26 Mar 2000 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open −18 (70-64-71-65=270) Playoff   Pádraig Harrington

European Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 BNP Jersey Open   Des Smyth Lost to birdie on fifth extra hole
2 1989 KLM Dutch Open   José María Olazábal,   Ronan Rafferty Olazábal won with double-bogey on ninth extra hole
Chapman eliminated by par on first hole
3 2000 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open   Pádraig Harrington Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (3)Edit

Champions Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (2)
Other Champions Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 28 May 2012 Senior PGA Championship −13 (68-67-64-72=271) 2 strokes   John Cook
2 15 Jul 2012 U.S. Senior Open −10 (68-68-68-66=270) 2 strokes   Fred Funk,   Bernhard Langer,
  Tom Lehman,   Corey Pavin

European Senior Tour wins (3)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (2)
Other European Senior Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 28 May 2012 Senior PGA Championship −13 (68-67-64-72=271) 2 strokes   John Cook
2 15 Jul 2012 U.S. Senior Open −10 (68-68-68-66=270) 2 strokes   Fred Funk,   Bernhard Langer,
  Tom Lehman,   Corey Pavin
3 16 Dec 2018 MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles −6 (44-66-65=175)* Playoff   Phillip Price

*Note: The 2018 MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles was shortened to 48 holes with the first round being shortened to 12 holes due to bad weather.

European Senior Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Mauritius Commercial Bank Open   David Frost Lost to par on second extra hole
2 2018 MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles   Phillip Price Won with eagle on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Open Championship CUT T47 T47 CUT T35 T54 CUT T13
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Open Championship T63 T12 T64 CUT T72
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Open Championship CUT CUT DQ
PGA Championship
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT

Note: Chapman never played in the Masters Tournament or the U.S. Open.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1981 Open Championship)
DQ = Disqualified
"T" = tied

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (2)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
2012 Senior PGA Championship 5 shot lead −13 (68-67-64-72=271) 2 strokes   John Cook
2012 U.S. Senior Open 4 shot deficit −10 (68-68-68-66=270) 2 strokes   Fred Funk,   Bernhard Langer,
  Tom Lehman,   Corey Pavin

Senior results timelineEdit

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Tradition T55 T41 T23 74 T76 65
Senior PGA Championship T59 T69 T27 1 T64 T55 T13 T60 T66
U.S. Senior Open 1 CUT T20 CUT CUT 53 T33
Senior Players Championship T14 T18 T65 T39 T61 T60
Senior British Open Championship WD CUT T58 WD CUT T19 CUT T30 T43 T48 T10
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 33 1989 Ending 20 Aug 1989" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ Shefter, David (23 May 2013). "An Interview With Roger Chapman". PGA Tour.
  3. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (31 August 1981). "U.S. again prove too rich in amateur talent". Glasgow Herald. p. 14.
  4. ^ "A runaway eight-shot victory for Torrance". Glasgow Herald. 4 October 1981. p. 18.
  5. ^ "Chapman ends season on a high after Seychelles triumph". Staysure Tour. 16 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Roger Chapman won the Zimbabwe Open at Harare yesterday". Glasgow Herald. 22 February 1988. p. 10.

External linksEdit