ST. LOUIS – As the week of the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid commences, the players are enjoying what will certainly be one of the more memorable weeks of their lives, with a chance to change their place in golf – and their life – forever. However, for one player, this event actually started a month ago.
On April 22, one month before the official start of the season's first major for the senior players, defending champion Roger Chapman embarked on a whirlwind 36 hours to promote the event that vaulted him from journeyman professional to historic golf figure. PGA.com was fortunate enough to accompany him on his whirlwind media tour that truly reflected the special way winning the Senior PGA Championship can change one's life.
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Monday, April 22, 7:00 a.m.: Chapman steps off the elevator of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in St. Louis. He's going on only a few hours of sleep after coming in late from a tournament in Atlanta, but you'd never know it by the spring in his step and the smile on his face. He has no idea what he's really in for on this Senior PGA Championship Media Day but knows that promoting this year's event means reliving last year's win.