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Paul Lawrie

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 1/1/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 198

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Using all his veteran smarts in windy conditions at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, Paul Lawrie posted a bogey-free 2-under-par 36-34=70 in Friday's third round to increase his lead at the top.
At 13-under 203 with 18 holes to play, he's now two in front of Thorbjorn Olesen and defending champion Branden Grace while it's another shot back to Tommy Fleetwood and Rafa Cabrera-Bello in tied fourth. The Scot is seeking a third win at Doha GC after victories in 1999 and 2012 and today's display of guile and craft puts him right on course to do so after he doubled his overnight lead. Lawrie set out his stall with a run of 13 straight pars before finally circling some red with an 8ft uphill putt at 14. He collected three more pars before rolling in another birdie at the last to round off an excellent day's work. "Every week that we play, your job is to get yourself in contention with nine holes to play and hopefully we can do that on the front nine tomorrow," said the 47-year-old, who has hit 49 greens out of 54 so far this week after another 16 today. "It was a tough day, the wind was blowing. You could tell by the scoreboard that it was hard to make birdies." Jan 29 - 8:38 AM

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Paul Lawrie's quest for a third Commercial Bank Qatar Masters title continues apace after a stunning 6-under-par 33-33=66 earned him a one-shot 36-hole lead on 11-under 133.

The Scot played in the morning wave and certainly rode it. Starting on the back nine he opened with 2 birdies in three holes and ended it that way too. In between he made his only mistake of the day, a bogey on No. 15, but another three par breakers on the front nine vaulted him into the halfway lead, one clear of late finisher Nicholas Colsaerts. Lawrie is 33-for-36 in greens in regulation this week and if he matches those stats he is a realistic chance to match his own lowest 54-hole score at Doha GC of 200. He wrote on Twitter after the round: "Again hit it very good and putted nicely."
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Jan 28 - 3:43 AM

Paul Lawrie missed the cut in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship but has the perfect venue to atone for that disappointment as he's a two-time winner of this week's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Lawrie's first win at Doha came in 1999 (he went on to win the Open Championship later that season) while he took victory again in the weather-shortened 2012 edition played over 54 holes. Somewhat curiously, he hasn't managed a single top 10 in 14 other attempts although he did post T11s in 2007 and 2014 and has cashed in 13 of his 16 appearances. Lawrie couldn't recover from an opening 77 in Abu Dhabi but prior to that he'd banked his first Race to Dubai points of 2016 when T31 in the Joburg Open.
Jan 25 - 9:30 AM

Paul Lawrie is in the published field for this week's Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club.

This is the Scot's first start since October 2015 when he posted T64 in the Portugal Masters. Lawrie reveals on his website that he spent the Festive period in Abu Dhabi, playing nine holes a day at Saadiyat Island GC, before returning home to deal with the floods at his home course in Aberdeen, Scotland. The two-time Ryder Cup star, who finished 101st on last year's Race to Dubai, has played in this event just once before, missing the cut in 2010.
Jan 11 - 3:20 PM

Joint first-round leader Paul Lawrie put it in reverse in Friday's second round at the KLM Open and carded a 1-over-par 37-34=71.

Still, with shots in the bank after his superb opening 61, the Scot will go into the weekend at 8-under 132 and that's just four behind leader Soren Kjeldsen. Lawrie was 1-under for the day after six holes but swallowed a double bogey-7 at No.7 and carded another bogey at 10. He followed that with seven straight pars but did at least manage a walk-off birdie at 18 to climb back to T12. Driving was the big problem today as he split just 3 (of 13) fairways. Lawrie found 12 greens in regulation but was just 3-for-6 in scrambling.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 01:42:00 PM

With an eagle, seven birdies and 10 pars, Paul Lawrie fired a career-low 9-under-par 28-33=61 to share the lead after day one of the KLM Open.

With the short par 70 at Kennemer there for the taking, Lawrie took full advantage and needed birdies at his final two holes to record a 59. However, with lift, clean and place in operation, it wouldn't have counted as the European Tour's first official sub-60 round. In any case, he parred both which, at that stage, gave him a two-shot lead. Surprisingly, he was caught late in the day by afternoon starter Wade Ormsby, the pair ending the day a shot in front of Richard Bland. Starting at 10, Lawrie's round took flight with an eagle-3 at 12 and he circled birdies at 14, 16, 17 and 18 to turn in just 28. He added three more on his second nine. Lawrie split just 7 (of 13) fairways but hit 15 greens in regulation and was 3-for-3 in scrambling. He'd shot his lowest round for two years when opening with a 65 in Denmark on his last start so here he knocked another four shots off it. "Sixty-one, it sounds good, doesn’t it? I played very nicely and putted very well again," said Lawrie.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 08:23:00 AM

Paul Lawrie hung up a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in his opening round at the Made In Denmark and sits in second place in the clubhouse after the completion of the morning wave.

The Scot split 9 (of 14) fairways and found 13 greens in the right number but it was his short game that paved the way for his lowest round on the European Tour for nearly two years. The former Open champion was a perfect 5-for-5 in scrambling and needed only 26 putts. Starting at 10, he picked off birdies at 15 and 18 and added further par breakers at 3, 4, 6 and 8 to finish just two shots behind early leader David Horsey.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Tournament host Paul Lawrie defeated Romain Wattel 5&4 to reach the second round of the European Tour's newest event.

Despite his busy build-up to the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links in Aberdeen, the Scot needed just 14 holes to eliminate the young Frenchman. After Wattel fought back to level the match with a birdie at 3, Lawrie's local knowledge proved too much as he won holes 4, 5, 6, 9 and 11 to go 5up before he closed out victory with three straight pars. Tiredness may creep in at some point, especially when the 64-man straight knockout tournament reaches the weekend as two rounds are played on both Saturday and Sunday, but winning matches early will certainly help Lawrie's cause. Next up is a last 32 clash with fellow Scotsman Chris Doak, who beat England's Anthony Wall by 1 hole.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Paul Lawrie will act as tournament host as the European Tour stages a brand new event in his home town of Aberdeen this week.

The Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play will be held at Murcar Links Golf Club and the former Open champion is one of 64 players hoping to lift the trophy. Lawrie has played a key role in staging and promoting the tournament which will employ a straight knockout format over four days, with two rounds taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. The Scot, who was third at halfway in the Open Championship at St. Andrews before fading to T40, said, "My form is one of many reasons why I’m very excited about the week. It’s fantastic to be bringing another European Tour event to my home town of Aberdeen, after the Scottish Open was held at Royal Aberdeen last year." Gamers need to decide whether home advantage outweighs all the extra activities Lawrie has on his plate this week.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 04:24:00 AM

Paul Lawrie netted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his second round of The Open Championship.

A Scot in his native land is expected to solve the challenges of Mother Nature. Of course, that's not always how it works out, but Lawrie helped prove the theory. He totaled 14 greens in regulation during his disjointed second round and covered a lone bogey with three birdies. Most impressively, the 1999 Open champ played the last 14 holes in bogey-free 2-under. At 8-under 136, he's just two shots off Dustin Johnson's 36-hole lead.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Scotland's own Paul Lawrie fashioned a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in his opening round of The 144th Open Championship.

The 1999 champ has yet to record another top 25 in this tournament, yet he here is just one swing back of the clubhouse lead at St. Andrews. Obviously, it's early, but it's better than all alternatives. Lawrie landed 13 greens in regulation and dropped seven birdies before a lone bogey at the par-4 17th hole.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:09:00 AM

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie kept a bogey off his card in a 4-under-par 35-33=68 at the BMW International Open in Germany on Thursday.

Lawrie has vast experience of this week's course, Golfclub München Eichenried, although he did miss seven cuts in succession at the par 72 before a T17 in 2010 when he opened 69-65. Today's opening lap started with an early birdie at 11 before further par breakers at 1, 5 and 9. The Scot's short game was his strength today as he went 5-for-5 in scrambling after hitting 13 greens in regulation and splitting only 7 (of 14) fairways. Right now, he's two behind leader Andrew Johnston.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 09:09:00 AM

Paul Lawrie continued his love affair with the Commerical Bank Qatar Masters by carding a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the opening round.

Lawrie has his name engraved on the trophy twice having taken the title in 1999 - the same year he won The Open Championship - and again 13 years later in 2012. He plotted his way around Doha Golf Club in expert fashion once more on Wednesday, keeping a bogey off his card. The veteran Scot, who was 20th in Abu Dhabi last week, birdied three, five and seven to be out in three-under 33. He added another at 10 and a final par breaker at 16 to finish just two shots behind leader Oliver Fisher.
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 08:16:00 AM

Paul Lawrie has played in The Open Championship every year since 1992 and is back again this week.

Lawrie was the winner of the 1999 edition, and is also one of the players who has seen Royal Liverpool in competition back in 2006. He missed the cut that year. Unlike some past champions who are merely in attendance for a stroll down memory lane, Lawrie's been competitive here of late. He's made the last three cuts including a T26 last year. Given the success of the over-40 crowd the last few years, he's a decent option in deep leagues.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Paul Lawrie readies for his fourth World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Lawrie’s highlight was a T21 in 1999, with a T50 last year representing his most recent effort. He is in the field by virtue of his win at the 2012 Johhnie Walker Championship and as a member of the 2012 European Ryder cup team. A T32 in the U.S. Open and a T26 at The Open Championship have him arriving at Firestone in steady form.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:35:00 PM