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With his career drifting along and his British Open victory a distant memory, Paul Lawrie got the kick he needed when his 14-year-old son beat him over nine holes.
He decided then he just wasn't working hard enough.
Lawrie says of his rude awakening at the hands of oldest son Craig three years ago: ''I was proud of him ... but I was also quite disappointed. You think, man he should not be beating me.''
The 1999 British Open champion, Lawrie ended a nine-year title drought at last year's Open de Andalucia and has two tournament wins, a Ryder Cup success and a top 10 finish on the European money list in 2012.
He says of his lingering dip in form: ''I was getting a bit lazy.''
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