Who's who: Barry Lane

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Who's who: Barry Lane

  • Name:

    Barry Douglas Lane
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1960-2022]. Born June 21, 1960 in Hayes, Middlesex, England. Died on Dec 31, 2022 (aged 62).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Downshire GC, Bracknell.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1976 (aged 16)

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1993). European Tour wins (5) and multiple wins on the European Snr Tour. World Championship of Golf winner (1995).

Did you know?

Lane turned professional in 1976 aged 16, becoming an Assistant Professional at his local Downshire Golf Club, near Bracknell in Berkshire. During this time he won the PGA Assistants' Championship in 1983 and subsequently that year the World Assistants' Championship in Florida.

After one or two unsuccessful attempts at Q-School, Lane became a regular player on the European Tour from 1986, recording his first win in 1988 in the Scottish Open Championship. In addition to his total of five wins on the European Tour, he also won the first Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf in 1995, collecting the then huge first-prize of $1,000,000. This event was a precursor to the WGC Accenture Match Play, first played in 1999.

After turning fifty, Lane enjoyed great success on the European Senior Tour. He chalked-up eight wins, and quietly cemented his reputation as an excellent ball-striker. Recognised as one of golf's most popular and amiable figures, Lane sadly passed away after a short illness aged 62.

Top tournaments won by Barry Lane

2019
Europe
Udine GC
208 (-8)
€45,000
Villaverde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Venue

Udine GC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

Villaverde

Played as the Senior Italian Open (May 30-Jun 1). Barry Lane (Eng) beat Marc Farry (Fra) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [GC Udine / Villaverde Resort, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].

2019
Europe
Intl GC Du Rova
210 (-13)
€42,212
MCB

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Venue

Intl GC Du Rova

Score

210 (-13)

Prize money

€42,212

Title sponsor

MCB

Played as the inaugural MCB Tour Championship - Madagascar (Nov 29-Dec 1; first of three European Senior Tour final series events). Second-placed Juan Quirós (Esp) and Jean-François Remésy (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Barry Lane (Eng). [International GC Du Rova, Andakana, nr Antananarivo, Madagascar].

2017
Europe
194 (-22)
€59,586
Willow

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

194 (-22)

Prize money

€59,586

Title sponsor

Willow

Played as the Willow Senior Golf Classic (Aug 25-27). Second-placed Gary Orr (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Barry Lane (Eng). Lane's 12-under-par 60 in his second round, established a new record low score and low round to par for the European Senior Tour. [Hanbury Manor CC, Ware, Herts].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

€69,074

Title sponsor

MCB

Played as the MCB Tour Championship (Dec 9-11; European Senior Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Paul Broadhurst (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Barry Lane (Eng), who recorded his fifth win on the Tour. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].

2012
Europe
209 (-7)
€47,591
Speedy Svcs

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

€47,591

Title sponsor

Speedy Svcs

Played as the Speedy Services Wales Senior Open (Aug 24-26). Second-placed Philip Golding (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Lane (Eng). [Conwy (Caernarvonshire) GC, Conwy, N Wales].

2011
Europe
202 (-14)
€42,930
Cleveland/Srixon

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

€42,930

Title sponsor

Cleveland/Srixon

Played as the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open (Aug 19-21). Second-placed Gary Koch (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Barry Lane (Eng). [Torrance course, Fairmont St Andrews, Fife].

2011
Europe
198 (-15)
€60,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

€60,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Casa Serena Open (Sept 16-18). Second-placed Peter Fowler (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Lane (Eng). [Casa Serena Golf, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic].

2010
Europe
212 (-4)
€45,847
Cleveland/Srixon

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

€45,847

Title sponsor

Cleveland/Srixon

Played as the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open (Aug 20-22). Second-placed Jim Rhodes (Eng) and defending champion Glenn Ralph (Eng) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Snr Tour winner Barry Lane (Eng). [Torrance course, Fairmont St Andrews, Fife].

2004
Europe
272 (-16)
€395,123
Daily Telegraph/Damovo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€395,123

Title sponsor

Daily Telegraph/Damovo

Played as the Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters (May 6-9). Second-placed Ángel Cabrera (Arg) and Eduardo Romero (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Lane (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win for over ten years. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].

1995
America
2-up
$1,000,000
Andersen Consulting

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

2-up

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Andersen Consulting

Played as the inaugural Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (Dec 30/31; four-player final event that followed four regional qualifiers played earlier in the season). Lane (Eng) beat David Frost (RSA) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final. Previous day's semi-finals: Lane bt Massy Kuramoto (Jpn) 2-up; Frost bt Mark McCumber (USA) 2 and 1. [Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1994
Europe
269 (-19)
£41,616
Turespana

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£41,616

Title sponsor

Turespana

Played as the Turespana Open de Baleares (March 10-13). Second-placed and defending champion Jim Payne (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Lane (Eng). [Golf Son Vida, nr Palma, Mallorca].

1993
Europe
270 (-18)
£102,960
Canon

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£102,960

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon European Masters (combined with the Swiss Open). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Lane (Eng). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

1992
Europe
272 (-16)
£100,000
Mercedes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes German Masters (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales), Rodger Davis (Aus) and defending champion Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Lane (Eng). [Stuttgarter GC Solitude, Mönsheim, nr Stuttgart].

1988
Europe
271 (-13)
£41,660
Bell's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Bell's

Played as Bell's Scottish Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) and José Rivero (Esp) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old Barry Lane (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

1987
Europe
15 pts
£20,000
Equity & Law

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

15 pts

Prize money

£20,000

Title sponsor

Equity & Law

Played as the inaugural Equity & Law Challenge (Oct 12/13; unofficial Eurpn Tr money event over 36 holes; pts accumulated based on eagles and birdies). Second-placed Bill Malley (USA) finished 1 point behind Lane (Eng), who recorded a total of 13 birdies and an eagle. [Composite course, Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].

1983
America
285 (-3)
J$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

J$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Jamaica Open (Nov 9-12). Second-placed Jeff Lewis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lane (Eng). [Caymanas G&CC, nr Spanish Town, Jamaica].

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