Paul Lawrie

1999 / Carnoustie

Carnoustie’s return to The Open rota after 24 years was highly dramatic.

Jean Van de Velde, hoping to become France’s second Champion Golfer in addition to Arnaud Massy in 1907, led by three strokes on the 72nd tee but his second shot took a freak bounce off a grandstand railing and finished in thick rough. From there he chipped into the Barry Burn, took a drop after thinking of playing, went in a bunker and ended up with a triple-bogey 7.

It meant a play-off which was won by Paul Lawrie, with birdies at the 17th and 18th holes, by three from Van de Velde and Justin Leonard, who had bogeyed the 18th twice in one day. “I made plenty of friends because a Scottish man won,” Van de Velde said. “But there’s worse things in life.”

Lawrie, a 30-year-old from Aberdeen ranked 241st in the world, was the first Scottish-born winner in Scotland since Tommy Armour in 1931 and, after qualifying at Downfield, the first qualifier to win since exemptions for the leading players were introduced in 1963.

His scores of 73, 74 and 76 had left him ten strokes behind, double the previous record comeback margin. A fine 67 put him at six over par but still an unlikely winner with Van de Velde still on the course.

“Jean should have won,” Lawrie said. “No disrespect, I’m glad he did what he did. I can’t explain it but I had a feeling someone could come through who wasn’t supposed to.”

Narrow fairways and thick rough caused havoc in the wind. No one scored under par on Thursday and first-round leader Rod Pampling missed the cut after an 86 the next day.

“There was triumph, tragedy, romance, farce, pathos and controversy,” summed up Hugh Campbell, chairman of The R&A Championship Committee.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Paul LAWRIE
1
73
74
76
67
290
-
Jean VAN DE VELDE
2
75
68
70
77
290
-
2
73
74
71
72
290
-
Angel CABRERA
4
75
69
77
70
291
-
Craig PARRY
4
76
75
67
73
291
-
6
76
70
75
72
293
-
David FROST
7
80
69
71
74
294
-
Davis LOVE III
7
74
74
77
69
294
-
7
74
72
74
74
294
-
Hal SUTTON
10
73
78
72
72
295
-
Jim FURYK
10
78
71
76
70
295
-
Retief GOOSEN
10
76
75
73
71
295
-
Scott DUNLAP
10
72
77
76
70
295
-
Jesper PARNEVIK
10
74
71
78
72
295
-
Tsuyoshi YONEYAMA
15
77
74
73
72
296
-
Colin MONTGOMERIE
15
74
76
72
74
296
-
Scott VERPLANK
15
80
74
73
69
296
-
Patrik SJOLAND
18
74
72
77
74
297
-
Frank NOBILO
18
76
76
70
75
297
-
Andrew COLTART
18
74
74
72
77
297
-
Bernhard LANGER
18
72
77
73
75
297
-
Costantino ROCCA
18
81
69
74
73
297
-
18
76
75
74
72
297
-
Brian WATTS
24
74
73
77
74
298
-
Peter O'MALLEY
24
76
75
74
73
298
-
Miguel MARTIN
24
74
76
72
76
298
-
Ian WOOSNAM
24
76
74
74
74
298
-
24
74
76
76
72
298
-
29
77
74
74
74
299
-
Pierre FULKE
30
75
75
77
73
300
-
Tim HERRON
30
81
70
74
75
300
-
Thomas BJORN
30
79
73
75
73
300
-
Len MATTIACE
30
73
74
75
78
300
-
Payne STEWART
30
79
73
74
74
300
-
30
76
75
76
73
300
-
Jeff MAGGERT
30
75
77
75
73
300
-
Mike WEIR
37
83
71
72
75
301
-
Paul AFFLECK
37
79
75
74
73
301
-
Peter BAKER
37
77
74
78
72
301
-
37
77
74
73
77
301
-
Mark MCNULTY
37
73
77
76
75
301
-
Dudley HART
37
73
79
75
74
301
-
Duffy WALDORF
43
80
72
76
74
302
-
Mark JAMES
43
76
74
74
78
302
-
Naomichi OZAKI
45
74
78
75
76
303
-
Jeff SLUMAN
45
80
74
77
72
303
-
David HOWELL
45
76
78
79
70
303
-
Steve PATE
45
73
76
80
74
303
-
Peter LONARD
49
76
78
74
76
304
-
Bradley HUGHES
49
76
71
78
79
304
-
Steve ALLAN
49
79
73
83
69
304
-
Bob ESTES
49
75
76
77
76
304
-
Thomas LEVET
49
78
76
76
74
304
-
Neil PRICE
49
79
74
76
75
304
-
Dean ROBERTSON
49
76
75
78
75
304
-
KJ CHOI
49
76
72
81
75
304
-
Katsuyoshi TOMORI
49
74
75
79
76
304
-
Jeremy ROBINSON
58
77
76
77
75
305
-
Dennis PAULSON
58
74
78
79
74
305
-
Santiago LUNA
58
78
74
80
73
305
-
Phillip PRICE
58
77
76
77
75
305
-
Mark BROOKS
62
82
70
76
78
306
-
Johan RYSTROM
62
78
75
76
77
306
-
62
79
75
76
76
306
-
Jarmo SANDELIN
65
75
78
77
77
307
-
Sven STRUVER
66
77
73
79
79
308
-
Lee THOMPSON
67
75
78
76
80
309
-
John HUSTON
68
80
71
77
82
310
-
Brian DAVIS
68
80
71
82
77
310
-
Lee JANZEN
70
80
74
79
78
311
-
Shingo KATAYAMA
71
76
75
78
83
312
-
Derrick COOPER
72
75
77
76
85
313
-
Martyn THOMPSON
72
76
78
78
81
313
-
Ross MCFARLANE
M/C
77
78
-
-
-
M/C
Pedro LINHART
M/C
80
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
82
73
-
-
-
M/C
Scott WATSON
M/C
74
81
-
-
-
M/C
Craig HAINLINE
M/C
75
80
-
-
-
M/C
Rocco MEDIATE
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
79
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
81
74
-
-
-
M/C
Jean HUGO
M/C
78
77
-
-
-
M/C
Gilberto MORALES
M/C
80
76
-
-
-
M/C
Per NYMAN
M/C
81
75
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew MAGEE
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
79
77
-
-
-
M/C
Corey PAVIN
M/C
80
76
-
-
-
M/C
Bob TWAY
M/C
75
81
-
-
-
M/C
Hidemichi TANAKA
M/C
82
74
-
-
-
M/C
Luke DONALD
M/C
80
76
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen LEANEY
M/C
79
77
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
80
-
-
-
M/C
Greg TURNER
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Michael CAMPBELL
M/C
79
77
-
-
-
M/C
Paul EALES
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew RAITT
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Michael LONG
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Carlos FRANCO
M/C
80
76
-
-
-
M/C
Brandt JOBE
M/C
77
79
-
-
-
M/C
Jose Maria OLAZABAL
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
83
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
Warren BENNETT
M/C
77
80
-
-
-
M/C
Steve ELKINGTON
M/C
79
78
-
-
-
M/C
Gabriel HJERTSTEDT
M/C
79
78
-
-
-
M/C
Des SMYTH
M/C
75
82
-
-
-
M/C
Rod PAMPLING
M/C
71
86
-
-
-
M/C
Steve STRICKER
M/C
80
77
-
-
-
M/C
Christopher HANELL
M/C
81
76
-
-
-
M/C
David PARK
M/C
77
81
-
-
-
M/C
Robert KARLSSON
M/C
76
82
-
-
-
M/C
Richard GREEN
M/C
81
77
-
-
-
M/C
Mathias GRONBERG
M/C
79
79
-
-
-
M/C
Glen DAY
M/C
79
79
-
-
-
M/C
Shigeki MARUYAMA
M/C
78
80
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
81
-
-
-
M/C
Greg OWEN
M/C
78
81
-
-
-
M/C
Jarrod MOSELEY
M/C
85
74
-
-
-
M/C
Billy ANDRADE
M/C
75
84
-
-
-
M/C
Stuart APPLEBY
M/C
78
81
-
-
-
M/C
David CARTER
M/C
79
80
-
-
-
M/C
Scott GUMP
M/C
85
74
-
-
-
M/C
Jong-Duck KIM
M/C
83
76
-
-
-
M/C
Fabrice TARNAUD
M/C
80
79
-
-
-
M/C
Geoff OGILVY
M/C
81
78
-
-
-
M/C
Paddy GRIBBEN
M/C
75
85
-
-
-
M/C
Raymond RUSSELL
M/C
82
78
-
-
-
M/C
Craig SPENCE
M/C
81
79
-
-
-
M/C
Per-Ulrik JOHANSSON
M/C
79
81
-
-
-
M/C
Paul McGINLEY
M/C
83
77
-
-
-
M/C
Billy MAYFAIR
M/C
81
80
-
-
-
M/C
Rich BEEM
M/C
80
81
-
-
-
M/C
Vijay SINGH
M/C
77
84
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen GALLACHER
M/C
82
79
-
-
-
M/C
Jon BEVAN
M/C
81
80
-
-
-
M/C
Marc FARRY
M/C
82
79
-
-
-
M/C
Graeme STORM
M/C
82
79
-
-
-
M/C
Ted TRYBA
M/C
80
82
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
82
80
-
-
-
M/C
Zane SCOTLAND
M/C
82
81
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
81
83
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
83
81
-
-
-
M/C
Allan MACDONALD
M/C
80
85
-
-
-
M/C
Kazuhiko HOSOKAWA
M/C
83
82
-
-
-
M/C
Mark ALLEN
M/C
80
86
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
80
86
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
85
81
-
-
-
M/C
Anders HANSEN
M/C
82
84
-
-
-
M/C
Eduardo HERRERA
M/C
81
86
-
-
-
M/C
Andrew SHERBORNE
M/C
87
80
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
85
82
-
-
-
M/C
Prayad MARKSAENG
M/C
91
79
-
-
-
M/C
Simon MCCARTHY
M/C
82
89
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
89
83
-
-
-
M/C
Tom GILLIS
Wd
90
-
-
-
-
M/C
Fred FUNK
Wd
83
-
-
-
-
M/C

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