Chappell birdies final hole for 1st win

Kevin Chappell pumps his fist after sinking a par-saving putt on 18 to retain the lead during the third round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday.

Chappell had a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish at 12 under for the tournament, edging Brooks Koepka at TPC San Antonio to earn his first PGA Tour victory in his 180th career start.

"A big relief," the 30-year-old Chappell said. "There's been quite the monkey on my back for some time now about getting that first win. And to take that off and not have to answer those questions anymore is nice."


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