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15 Years Later: Jean Van de Velde’s Collapse at Carnoustie

Walter Hagen once said, “No one remembers who came in second.” In most cases, that might be true, but the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie was not most cases.Paul Lawrie won that year’s Open in record fashion, coming from 10 strokes back on Sunday to claim his first and only major title. However, if you ask about the 1999 Open at Carnoustie, Lawrie’s is not the name that...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cabrera-Bello, Webster tie for 1-shot Qatar lead

Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain has squandered a two-shot lead in finishing tied with England's Steve Webster on top of the leaderboard after the Qatar Masters third round. Cabrera-Bello shot a 1-over-par 73 to Webster's 70 for them to lead by one at Doha Golf Club on Friday. Adrien Saddier of France was the biggest mover with six birdies in his opening eight holes in a round...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Europe's best forget Seve

Seve Ballesteros deserves better. Much better. This week's Seve Trophy at Saint-Nom-La-Breteche in Paris is a sad reflection on some of Europe's top players who have decided not to play in an event to remember Europe's greatest, most charismatic player. Former Open champion Paul Lawrie is right in denouncing seven of his Ryder Cup teammates who have opted out of the...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrie unhappy at Seve Trophy snub

Paul Lawrie says he's disappointed that eight of his Ryder Cup teammates have snubbed next week's Seve Trophy in France. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter won't be playing for Britain and Ireland despite being the team's six leading qualifiers. Sergio Garcia and Peter Hansen have declined places in the Continental...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro Golfers Attempt Happy Gilmore's Swing (VIDEO)

What happens when pro golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Paul Lawrie, try to recreate Happy Gilmore's swing? See for yourself. 
Via Athlon Sports
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson and European Tour Golfers attempt Happy Gilmore Drive

Phil Mickelson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie and some other European Tour Golfers attempted the famous Happy Gilmore drive in this latest European Tour feature at the 2013 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Pro-Am.  As you can see a few of them have mastered it, and Phil was not one of them.  Phil’s shot ended up hitting the camera man, but in his defense, he attempted...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Scottish Open Holds ‘Happy Gilmore’ Drive Shot Competition (video)

Phil Mickelson, Paul Lawrie, Nicolas Colsaerts and other European Tour golfers try doing the famous ‘Happy Gilmore’ golf shot during the Pro-Am of the 2013 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. There’s also a lot of Gilmore-esq banter and even a Shooter McGavin reference. It’s always great to see golf greats having fun with their otherwise buttoned up sport.  
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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Mickelson, other pros try the Happy Gilmore

Phil Mickelson seems to be all sorts of loose as he prepares for the Open Tournament.  In gearing up for the major Phil partook in the 2013 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Pro-Am and tried his hand at the “Happy Gilmore” drive.  He failed miserably. A few other golfers including Paul Lawrie and Nicolas Colsaerts gave it a whirl and their results were pretty much the...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrie has counterpoint for McDowell

It would have been easy enough for Graeme McDowell, when asked before the Irish Open about skipping the Scottish Open, to simply say he needed the week to prepare for the British Open after that. Instead the Northern Irishman took a bit of a stand with some direct comments. "The Scottish Open has lost its identity and its prestige. Castle Stuart probably has not been a strong...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Queen honors Christian Horner, Paul Lawrie

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and 1999 British Open champion Paul Lawrie are among the sporting figures honored by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday list. Horner, who has helped turn Red Bull into Formula One's most successful team, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to motorsport. Scottish golfer Lawrie also was...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Humbling loss motivation for Lawrie

With his career drifting along -- maybe even winding down -- 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. The Scot decided then he just wasn't working hard enough. Lawrie's rude awakening at the hands of oldest son, Craig, three years ago was the catalyst, he said, to a strong comeback...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie career revived after losing to teenage son

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...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie leads Kaymer by 1 at Sun City

Paul Lawrie has a chance at an ideal end to a strong comeback year after the Scot's 3-under 69 gave him the halfway lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Friday. Lawrie had just one bogey on another tough day for players on the challenging Gary Player Country Club course and made four birdies for a 4-under-par total of 140. A major champion over a decade ago, Lawrie...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Paul Lawrie criticizes crowd behavior at Medinah

Paul Lawrie wasn't just battling Brandt Snedeker as Europe won the Ryder Cup. He also had to contend with the Medinah crowd. Lawrie, the oldest player on either team at 43, lost his opening fourballs match Saturday before beating Snedeker by 5-and-3 in the biggest singles victory on Sunday. But the Scot was unhappy at the behavior of the Chicago gallery, and said captain Jose...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Quesne grabs European Masters lead

Julien Quesne of France shot a 6-under 65 Friday for a one-stroke lead in the fog-shortened second round of the European Masters. Quesne finished with four straight birdies to lead at 9 under. Danny Willett of England shot a second straight 67 to trail the leader. Fog delayed the start at the Crans-sur-Sierre club, and poor visibility ended play with two groups still to finish...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Frenchman Bourdy leads by 2 at European Masters

Gregory Bourdy of France shot an 8-under 63 to lead by two strokes after the rain-swept European Masters first round on Thursday. Bourdy, who got the last of his three European Tour wins in 2009, had eight birdies and no dropped shots in the thin Alpine air of the Crans-sur-Sierre club. Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden and Oliver Fisher of England shot 65s late in the afternoon...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie completes 4-shot victory at Johnnie Walker

Scotland's Paul Lawrie marked the official confirmation of his return to the European Ryder Cup team after 13 years with a resounding four-shot victory in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Sunday. The 43-year-old Lawrie shot a final-round 68 to finish with a 16-under 272 for his second tour victory of the year and the eighth of his career. Brett Rumford (68)...
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie wins Johnnie Walker easily

Scotland's Paul Lawrie marked the official confirmation of his return to the European Ryder Cup team after 13 years with a resounding four-shot victory in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Sunday. The 43-year-old Lawrie shot a final-round 68 to finish with a 16-under 272 for his second tour victory of the year and the eighth of his career. Brett Rumford (68)...
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August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie shoots 5 under at Johnnie Walker

Paul Lawrie of Scotland shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead. Lawrie's 12-under 204 puts him one ahead of Frenchman Romain Wattel, who shot a 9-under 63 to move into contention. Stephen Gallacher (65) of Scotland is another two shots back. Lawrie, who will be making his Ryder Cup return next...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Bourdy leads at European Masters

Gregory Bourdy of France shot an 8-under 63 to lead by two strokes after the rain-swept European Masters first round on Thursday. Bourdy, who earned the last of his three European Tour wins in 2009, had eight birdies in the thin Alpine air of the Crans-sur-Sierre club. Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden and Oliver Fisher of England shot 65s late in the afternoon to trail by two strokes...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Foster, Finch in lead at Johnnie Walker

England duo Mark Foster and Richard Finch share a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Friday. The 37-year-old Foster, who lost out in a five-man play-off for the title last year, shot a 68 while Finch posted a 67, to lead the field at 8-under 136. ''It's been a while since I have been in this situation so I'm delighted...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie clinches European Ryder Cup team place

Scotsman Paul Lawrie clinched a place on the European Ryder Cup team, 13 years after making his debut in the competition. The 43-year-old Lawrie last played in the Ryder Cup in 1999, and secured his presence in Jose Maria Olazabal's side this year when Sergio Garcia won the delayed Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Monday. Lawrie is fourth on the European qualifying...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Adam Scott Leads at the British Open

The first round of the British Open is in the books and there are a lot of players in red with Adam Scott leading the field at 6-under. Scott put together a great back-9, birdieing 5 holes and only bogeying 1. Right behind him at 5-under are Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie and Zach Johnson. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are in the thick of it and booth sit at 3-under. Besides a bogey...
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July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Former champ Lawrie back in hunt at British Open

Since his remarkable win at the 1999 British Open, Paul Lawrie's record at his home major can best be described as lackluster. Seven missed cuts and no finish higher than 42nd. Thanks to an unusual opening round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, that record should get a whole lot better this year. Lawrie matched his best score at the British Open with a 5-under 65 to be one...
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July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott ties course record with 64

Adam Scott has tied a course record by shooting a 6-under 64 in the opening round of the British Open. Taking advantage of perfect conditions at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, the Australian bounced back from a bogey at No. 3 with eight birdies over the next 13 holes. That put him in position to tie the record for lowest score in the Open or any other major (63), or even break the...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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