Video Recap: Valero Texas Open


At the Valero Texas Open, Kevin Chappell, like Wesley Bryan last week at the RBC Heritage, recorded his first ever PGA Tour win.

And while Chappell didn’t win a nice jacket like Bryan, or even Sergio Garcia, Chappell did take home a nice pair of fresh Texas boots.

The 30-year-old Chappell posted a final-round 4-under 68, highlighted by a birdie on the 18th, to hold off a hard-charging Brooks Koepka, and earn his first big league check.

The win is a career game-changer for the Tour veteran, as it secures a two-year exemption and earns Chappell invites to the big-money events – Majors, WGCs, Invitationals, Playoffs, and the 2018 Tournament of Champions at Kapalua.

After his victory, Chappell noted the benefit of now being able to breathe, professionally-speaking, “It allows me even more so to make a schedule. Make it to the Tour Championship last year was huge and allowed me to make a schedule for this year but still in the back of your mind you got to secure your job out here and you can’t take that for granted… Now getting a win I can buy some plane tickets to Maui, moves me up the FedExCup, I think I was told in the Top 25, which is massive. Getting to East Lake is huge and I feel like I have some unfinished business there as well.”

As part of closing up shop on another week, and moving about 500 miles east to New Orleans for the Zurich Classic, here’s a look at the PGA Tour’s weekly video recaps from TPC San Antonio.

Valero Texas Open – Final Round Highlights

Valero Texas Open – Tournament Recap Mashup

Credit: PGA Tour


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