Chrome Crashes – Rinse and Repeat – Crash again on Startup

I couldn’t launch Chrome to save my bacon. I launched Chrome and it crashes. I decided to launch it in Terminal.

17:16:47-paulbastide@Pauls-MacBook-Pro:/Applications/Google$ /Applications/Google\\ Chrome 
 crashpad_handler: --database is required
 Try 'crashpad_handler --help' for more information.
 [0721/] ReadExactly: expected 8, observed 0
 [0721/] mkdir : No such file or directory
 2017-07-21 17:18:07.121 Google Chrome[4144:40131] Errors logged by ksadmin: KSKeyedPersistentStore store directory does not exist. [ - '/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/TicketStore' - 'KSKeyedPersistentStore.m:372']
 KSPersistentTicketStore failed to load tickets. (productID: [ - '/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/TicketStore/Keystone.ticketstore'] (KSKeyedPersistentStore store directory does not exist. - '/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/TicketStore' [])
 ksadmin cannot access the ticket store:<KSUpdateError:0x1004086d0
 function = "-[KSProductKeyedStore(ProtectedMethods) errorForStoreError:productID:message:timeoutMessage:]";
 date = 2017-07-21 21:18:07 +0000;
 productids = {(
 filename = "KSProductKeyedStore.m";
 line = 91;
 NSFilePath = "/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/TicketStore/Keystone.ticketstore";
 NSUnderlyingError = ;
 NSLocalizedDescription = "KSPersistentTicketStore failed to load tickets.";
 Segmentation fault: 11

I launched with –user-data-dir option I found with the chromium website documentation.

/Applications/Google\\ Chrome --user-data-dir=~/chrome

I figured out the issue was a file locked by root.

I changed the ownership to my user with /Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/TicketStore