• Age
  • Turned Pro
    1986
  • Previous Opens
  • Champion golfer of the year
    1999

Paul Lawrie

Achieved an astonishing victory in The Open at Carnoustie in 1999 when 241st in the world rankings.
  • 1992

    Open debut

  • Awarded an OBE in 2013

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Local Lawrie wins at Carnoustie

Paul Lawrie battled one of the most challenging golf courses in the world to triumph at Carnoustie. Starting the final day 10 shots behind, a stunning final round 67 was enough to get him into a play-off. , which he eventually won over Jean Van de Velde and Justin Leonard.

Paul Lawrie wins at carnoustie in 1999

Achieved an astonishing victory in The Open at Carnoustie in 1999 when 241st in the world rankings.

After surviving the 36-hole final qualifying tournament at the start of the week, Lawrie created major history by storming through from 10 strokes behind on the final day, eventually winning a four-hole play-off also involving 1997 winner Justin Leonard and Jean Van de Velde - who had taken seven on the 72nd hole when a double bogey six would have given him the Claret Jug. 

Two months later his Ryder Cup debut in Boston saw him lose only one of his five games and after a 13-year gap he returned to the side in 2012, beating Brandt Snedeker to help Europe pull off their stunning comeback victory in Chicago.

Eight European Tour titles include the 2001 Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews, where he fired a third round 63 and a day later sank a 40-foot putt from the Valley of Sin to beat Ernie Els by one. 

Was awarded an OBE in the Queen's 2013 Birthday Honours to mark his voluntary services to golf following the success of his junior foundation. Pulled out of last year’s Open because of injury.

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