Roger Chapman to play in TP Tour season-opener

The 2013 TP Tour season gets underway this week at Hankley Common Golf Club in Farnham, marking the start of the TP Tour's third season

Roger Chapman

The 2013 TP Tour season gets underway this week at Hankley Common Golf Club in Farnham, marking the start of the circuit's third season.

More than 60 golfers - ranging from young professionals to seasoned competitors - will be taking part in the event.

The likes of Raymond Russell, Andrew Marshall and Tour Ambassador Ronan Rafferty will be joined in the field by Roger Chapman.

The Englishman sensationally won two senior major championships in 2012 en route to claiming the European Senior Tour Order or Merit title.

Chapman will be bringing both trophies to the event, which is also being filmed by Golfing World TV.

This season, the TP Tour, which grows in stature every year, is staging events at renowned venues such as Walton Heath, Liphook and Royal St George's.

For more information on the schedule, click here.

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

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