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Northern Trust Open notes: A somber, successful homecoming week for Kevin Chappell

Northern Trust Open notes: A somber, successful homecoming week for Kevin Chappell

Kevin Chappell was deep into his third round at Pebble Beach last Saturday, heading for a missed cut, when he turned on his phone to check for flights out and got awful news in a text.

Chris Roth, the caddie for Chappell's former UCLA teammate Patrick Cantlay, had been killed in a hit-and-run accident in Newport Beach early Saturday morning. Chappell and Roth had become friends over many a practice round.

"The golf world lost a good human," Chappell said Saturday afternoon at Riviera Country Club. "Life always seems to bring perspective when I'm most caught up in my game."

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