Reuters - Fri, 23 Jul 17:20:00 2010
Sweden's former Ryder Cup player Jesper Parnevik suffered a new injury setback and was forced to retire in his first tournament back after six months of inaction.
The 45-year-old played only 11 holes of the Scandinavian Masters second round before pulling out with a neck injury.
Swede Parnevik had been sidelined for half a year by a back problem which required an operation on a damaged vertebrae earlier in the year.
His latest injury blow came after he tangled with thick rough at Bro Hof Slott's 12th hole.
"I felt acute pain in my neck when I tried to hack my ball out," 45-year-old Parnevik said.
"I couldn't go on and when I went to the physio I found out I had ruptured a muscle between my neck and my shoulder blade.
"I was only going to play this week and then continue my rehabilitation but now this is going to need treatment as well."