Name:Paul Stewart Lawrie
Born:Jan 1, 1969 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Original/Home Club:King's Links, Aberdeen.
Occupation:Professional golfer; developer of junior golf.
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Lawrie (Scot) won the European Snr (Staysure) Tour 2019 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 11th on the Tour's points-based Order of Merit, with 1528 pts.
Played as the Scottish Senior Open (Aug 16-18). Second-placed Peter Baker (Eng) and Peter Fowler (Aus) finished 2 shots behind home-country winner Paul Lawrie (Scot), who recorded his first European Senior (Staysure) Tour win. [Craigielaw GC, Craigielaw, Longniddry, East Lothian].
Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb 16-19; Sunshine Tr event). Second-placed Justin Hicks (USA), Chris Swanepoel (RSA) and Chris Lloyd (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Lawrie (Scot). [Montagu course, Fancourt, George, Western Cape, RSA. Earlier rounds also use the Links and Outeniqua courses].
Played as the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles (Aug 23-26). Second-placed Brett Rumford (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Lawrie (Scot). [PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Perthshire].
Played as the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy (Feb 2-5; European Tour event). Second-placed Jason Day (Aus) and Peter Hanson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Paul Lawrie (Scot). Reduced to 54 holes due to high winds on second day. [Doha GC, Qatar].
Played as the Open de Andalucia de Golf by Turkish Airlines (March 24-27). Second-placed Johan Edfors (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Paul Lawrie (Scot), who recorded his first European Tour win since 2002. [Parador de Málaga Golf, Málaga, Andalucía].
Played as the Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open (Aug 8-11). Second-placed John Bickerton (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Paul Lawrie (Scot), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Wentwood Hills course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales; now largely incorporated into the Twenty Ten course].
Played as the inaugural Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 18-21). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Lawrie (Scot). [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
The Open Championship (128th) (July 15-18). Lawrie (Scot) beat Justin Leonard (USA) and Jean Van de Velde (Fra) in a 4-hole playoff: Lawrie 15 (E), Leonard and Van de Velde 18 (+3). With a three shot lead at the 72nd hole, Van de Velde needed no worse than a double-bogey 6 to win the championship. He took seven. At one stage on this disastrous final hole, while standing bare-foot in the Barry Burn, he contemplated playing out of the Burn, but eventually took a drop instead. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
Played as the Qatar Masters (Feb 17-20; European Tour event). Second-placed Søren Kjeldsen (Den) and Phillip Price (Wales) finished 7 shots behind Paul Lawrie (Scot), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Doha GC, Qatar].
Played as the Catalan Open (Feb 29-Mar 3). Second-placed Fernando Roca (Esp) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Lawrie (Scot). Reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [GC Bonmont, nr Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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