What Kevin Chappell said after earning his 1st PGA Tour win at Valero Texas Open

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What Kevin Chappell said after earning his 1st PGA Tour win at Valero Texas Open

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What Kevin Chappell said after earning his 1st PGA Tour win at Valero Texas Open

Kevin Chappell is now a PGA Tour winner. The longtime bridesmaid is finally the bride, as the 30-year-old captured the Valero Texas Open by a single shot Sunday for his first PGA Tour win.

Chappell entered the week with six runner-up finishes and nine total top-3s without a win on the PGA Tour. But now he’s a champion.

Here’s what Chappell had to say after earning his maiden PGA Tour win…

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On finally getting that first PGA Tour win:

“I’m just excited that I don’t have to answer that question of, ‘What do I have to do to win?’ again. Obviously there was some excitement and some frustration and a lot of joy right now.”

On his attitude during the final round and down the stretch:

“I was really calm all day. I know it’s very cliche, we all say that when we get it done, but I was calm. (I) never freaked out. Playing the last, it was simple: Make 4 and you win the golf tournament.”

On what this win means for the future:

“Hopefully this is a platform to jump off of and get myself in the conversation to make Ryder Cups, make Presidents Cups and really let my career take off.”

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