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Kevin Chappell

Since finishing in a tie for seventh place at Augusta in April, Chappell has been generally playing some good golf. Two weeks after that strong finish at the Masters, he won the Valero Texas Open, his first career victory.



This past weekend, Chappell claimed fourth place at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, continuing his strong play as he marches into Erin Hills. In between his victory and this excellent finish, he struggled a bit with two sub-par performances at the THE PLAYERS Championship and the Memorial Tournament.

The U.S. Open has recently been a tough nut for Chappell, who missed the cut last year and has finished no better than 32nd place going back to 2013. However, he has played well in this major, finishing in third and 10th place back in 2011 and 2012, respectively.