PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Maggert withdrew from THE PLAYERS Championship on Wednesday afternoon, citing "family matters."
He was replaced in the field by Kevin Chappell, the first alternate. “Thank you Jeff Maggert” Chappell tweeted at 3:29 p.m. ET.
Chappell, a rookie from Fresno, Calif., finished tied for second at the Valero Texas Open earlier this year and currently ranks 76th on the FedExCup points list.
Chappell will replace Maggert in the 9:11 a.m. tee time slot on Thursday off No. 1, and will play with Nick O'Hern and Tommy Gainey.