Paul LAWRIE



Date of Birth - 1 January 1969

Place of Birth - Aberdeen, Scotland

Turned Pro - 1986

Website - www.paullawriegolf.com


Lawrie became a member of the European Tour in 1992. He performed

 steadily without doing much to draw attention to himself, aside from a 6th

 place finish in the 1993 Open Championship. In his first seven seasons his

 only top 50 finish on the Order of Merit came in 1996 when he was 21st.

 However he also finished in the top 100 in all but one of the other six

 seasons, and picked up a debut tour win at the 1996 Catalan Open.

Lawrie's career was transformed in 1999. After winning the Qatar Masters,

 which is a European Tour event, early in the season, he went on to win the

 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie in July. This was the Open where

 the Frenchman Jean Van de Velde famously blew a three-shot lead on

 the final hole. Lawrie won a four-hole playoff against Van de Velde and

 the American Justin Leonard. An unusual aspect of Lawrie's victory was

 that he was neither leader nor co-leader at any time during his regulation

 72 holes, only moving into a share of the lead when the leaders came

 back to him after he had completed his final round. Also, Lawrie came

 back from the largest third-round deficit ever faced by a major

 championship winner; going into the final day, he trailed the leader, Van

 de Velde, by 10 shots. This is also the record for the biggest final-round

 comeback on the PGA Tour.

After his major championship victory, Lawrie's game shifted to a higher level

 without quite moving him into the global elite group of golfers. He finished

 9th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1999; 6th in 2001, when he

 captured the lucrative Dunhill Links Championship; and 10th in 2002, when

 he won his fifth European Tour title at the Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open.

In March 2001, the Paul Lawrie Foundation was created. The Foundation

 aims to support and sustain an interest and enthusiasm for the game of

 golf amongst under 18's. Activities are delivered in a fun and relaxed

 setting with equipment provided if necessary. The Foundation has grown

 rapidly and now includes football and hockey.

After winning the Open, Lawrie was a member of the PGA Tour for several

 seasons, while also continuing to compete on the European Tour. He

 enjoyed little success in the U.S. and when his five year major

 championship exemption expired at the end of the 2004 season, he lost his

 PGA Tour card.

Lawrie was the last European player to win a major until 2007, when that

 drought was ended by Pádraig Harrington of Ireland in The Open

 Championship. He was the last player from the United Kingdom to win a

 major until Graeme McDowell won the 2010 U.S. Open. He is still the last

 player from Scotland to win a major.

At the 2009 Open Championship, Lawrie scored what is believed to be only

 the eighth albatross (double eagle) in the competition's 150-year history.

On 27 March 2011, Lawrie won the Open de Andalucía de Golf by one

 stroke over Johan Edfors. Lawrie finished the championship at −12 and in

 doing so ended a nine year period without a tour win.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Ryder Cup 1999, 2012

Seve Trophy 2000, 2002, 2003, 2013

World Cup  1996, 2000, 2002, 2003

Alfred Dunhill Cup  1999

Royal Trophy 2009, 2013


    1990 Scottish Assistants Championship

1996  Catalan Open

1999  Qatar Masters

1999  The Open Championship

2001  Dunhill Links Championship

2002  Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open

 2002 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Match Play Championship

2011  Open de Andalucía de Golf

2012 Qatar Masters

2012  Johnnie Walker Championship

    

Wilson Tour bag used by Paul Lawrie

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from the Open Championship (1992 or 1994)

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from1992 UAP Open Championship

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from 1992 Scottish Brewers PGA Championship

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from 1996 World Cup of Golf

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from 2001 Aberdeen Asset Management

Scottish Match Play Championship

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from the 2003 World Cup of Golf

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from 2011 Ole Seve Pro-am

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from 2012 Nedbank Golf Challenge

Paul Lawrie’s caddie’s bib from Nelson Mandela Invitational

Paul Lawrie’s European Team top from the 2012 Ryder Cup

Glove worn and signed by Paul Lawrie

Ball played and signed by Paul Lawrie

  

Hat worn and signed by Paul Lawrie

Personal Tour hat of Paul Lawrie

Personal Tour hat of Paul Lawrie

Personal Tour hat of Paul Lawrie

Personal Tour hat of Paul Lawrie

Personal logo golf ball of Paul Lawrie

Personal logo golf ball of Paul Lawrie

Personal logo golf ball of Paul Lawrie

Personal shirt worn by Paul Lawrie (signed)

Course used flag frpm the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, signed by Paul Lawrie,

Jose-Maria Olazabal, Paul McGinley and Darren Clarke

1999 Open Championship replica flag signed by Paul Lawrie

1999 Ryder Cup replica flag signed by Paul Lawrie

Limited Edition 1999 Open Championship Carnoustie print signed by

Paul Lawrie

1999 Open Championship Carnoustie coaster signed by Paul Lawrie

Banchory Golf Club scorecard showing the 14th Hole named in honour of

 Paul Lawrie who started his professional career there.

Paul Lawrie Upper Deck Card (signed)

Paul Lawrie Upper Deck Card (signed)

Paul Lawrie Upper Deck Card (signed)

Paul Lawrie Upper Deck Card (signed)

Paul Lawrie Upper Deck Card (signed)

Paul Lawrie Upper Deck Card (signed)

“An Open Book: The Paul Lawrie Story” written by Paul Lawrie

Official video of the 1999 Open Championship won by Paul Lawrie

Official Annual of the 1999 Open Championship won by Paul Lawrie