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Roger Chapman becomes more focused

Hot on the heels of his victory in the Brazil 500 Years Open, Kent professional Roger Chapman is the latest leading golfer to undergo Lasik (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) surgery to correct his short sight.

In 1982, the year after he turned professional, Chapman started to wear glasses on the course. To combat problems with rain, he switched to contact lenses but was irritated by the constant blinking needed to keep them moist in dry or windy conditions.

After his operation, 40-year-old Chapman said: "It was just a bit uncomfortable for the first four or five hours because you feel like you've got grit in your eyes. I had the surgery on a Monday morning and by Tuesday afternoon I was hitting balls again."

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