Brandel Chamblee

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Brandel Chamblee
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Brandel Eugene Chamblee
Born (1962-07-02) July 2, 1962 (age 53)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Career
College University of Texas
Turned professional 1985
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T18: 1999
U.S. Open T44: 2001
The Open Championship T62: 2001
PGA Championship CUT: 1995, 1996, 1997

Brandel Eugene Chamblee (born July 2, 1962) is an American professional golfer, commentator and writer.[1][2]

Chamblee was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Speech Communication and was a first-team All-American in his junior year and twice a second-team All-American. He has a home in Phoenix, Arizona and has three children: sons Brandel Jr., Brennen, and a daughter, Bergen. A memorial playground was set up at the Phoenix Children's Hospital for a son, Braeden, who died as an infant.[3]

Chamblee turned professional in 1985 and has one PGA Tour victory. He shared a first round lead at the Masters Tournament in 1999 and for six straight years was among the top-100 for money earnings on the Tour.

Chamblee lost his PGA Tour card in 2003, and since then has worked as the lead studio analyst for the Golf Channel, Golf Central and for its "Live From" coverage of major championships.[4]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1983 Rice Planters Amateur

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Aug 30, 1998 Greater Vancouver Open −19 (67-64-68-66=275) 3 strokes United States Payne Stewart

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1996 BellSouth Classic United States Paul Stankowski Lost to Stankowski with par on first hole
2 2001 Nissan Open Australia Robert Allenby, Japan Toshi Izawa,
United States Dennis Paulson, United States Jeff Sluman,
United States Bob Tway
Lost to Allenby with birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jul 5, 1990 Ben Hogan New England Classic –1 (68-78-69=215) 1 stroke United States Jeff Maggert

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1986 TPA Tucson Open
  • 1994 Abierto International Open (Chile)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T18 DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T46 T61 T44
The Open Championship T66 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T62
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaufmann, Martin (November 24, 2009). "Top 10: Picking golf’s top TV talkers". Golfweek. 
  2. ^ Crouse, Karen (January 18, 2012). "Analyst Who Is Able to Back Up Opinions". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Chamblee: Family's Grief Gives Way to Braeden's Playground". Phoenix Children's Hospital. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ Chamblee, Brandel; Van Sickle, Gary (December 1, 2003). "So Long, PGA Tour: Disturbed by the toll his travels have taken on his family life, the author decided to hang up his sticks after 18 years as a pro". Sports Illustrated. 

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