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].
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