Chapman on course for a Grand Slam
ROGER Chapman is targeting an historic Senior Major Grand Slam at next week’s Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex after winning the US Senior Open Championship on Sunday.
Chapman overturned Bernhard Langer’s four stroke 54-hole lead with a closing round of 66 to finish two shots clear of the German and the American trio of Fred Funk, Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin at Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Michigan, just six weeks after he claimed the US Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores, in the same State.
Only the legendary Gary Player has managed the clean sweep of Majors on the European Senior Tour, with the South African capturing the US Senior PGA, The Senior Open Championship and the US Senior Open in 1988.
As he sets his sights on the hat-trick, 53-year-old Chapman admits he is still coming to terms with his achievements so far in 2012.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet, but it is very, very special,” he said. “Only three other guys have done a double with the US Senior PGA and the US Senior Open in the same season. To follow in Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin’s footsteps is a true honour.”
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