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Last Updated: Sunday, 8 October 2006, 18:05 GMT 19:05 UK
Roe ends his 21-year Tour career
Mark Roe has announced his retirement from competitive golf following the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

The Briton ended his 21-year career with a closing 67 at the Old Course at St Andrews to tie for 15th place.

The Sheffield golfer, 43, is best for his error at the 2003 Open, when he blew his chance of victory by failing to swap cards with Jesper Parnevik.

Kent's Roger Chapman, 47, has also quit the European Tour after 617 events, second only to Sam Torrance on 701.

"I have two beautiful little girls I want to see more of," said Roe. "I have fallen out of love with travelling, not the game of golf.

"I've had my ups and downs in 21 years, the Open was not a down, just a hiccup on the way."

He plans to stay in golf and may run a 'trick-shot' academy.



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