Roger Chapman injures neck

Updated: July 27, 2012, 12:16 PM ET
Associated Press

TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Roger Chapman's hopes of equaling Jack Nicklaus' record of three senior major victories in a season ended Friday when a neck injury forced him out of the Senior Open Championship.

The injury had troubled the Englishman during his round of 72 on the first day. He withdrew before the start of the second round.

Chapman had already won the Senior PGA and U.S. Senior Open this year and was the pre-tournament favorite at Turnberry.

Nicklaus accomplished the feat of three major victories in 1991, winning The Tradition, Senior PGA and Senior Open.

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