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Paul Lawrie

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (49) / 1/1/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 198

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Host Paul Lawrie recovered from a late deficit to defeat Peter Hanson at the 20th hole in round one of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Bavaria.
For the third year in three Lawrie is not only the boss man in the tournament, but has made the second round. He did so by downing fellow Ryder Cup veteran Hanson in a dogged affair. Lawrie opened up a 2-up lead early on the front nine thanks to birdies at 1 and 5, but he handed the initiative back with losing bogey-5s at 6 and 9. The next six holes were shared before Hanson made birdie-3 at 16, but Lawrie’s birdie-2 at the next drew them all square. They halved 18 and the first extra hole before Lawrie squeezed out the win. He has lost in the second round in both 2016 and 2016 so will be hoping to avoid the hat-trick when he takes on Alejandro Canizares on Friday. Thu, Aug 17, 2017 11:46:00 AM

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Paul Lawrie again hosts the European Tour’s annual foray into head-to-head golf, the Paul Lawrie Match Play, played this year at the Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Bavaria.

What a strange year it has been for the veteran. A winner of the Sunshine Tour’s Dimension Data Pro-am and yet on the European Tour – struggles. In fact he is just 4-for-10 with a best of T44 in the BMW International Open. He’s 16-16-2 in his career for matchplay format and it’s perhaps not too surprising that he’s only got to the second round in the first two renewals of his own event (although to be fair both first round wins were convincing and both second round defeats close). Tough to see him contending, but in a brutal economic climate three cheers to the man for putting the hard work in and supporting his fellow tour professionals. He takes on fellow Ryder Cupper Peter Hanson in round one.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Dimension Data Pro-am winner Paul Lawrie returns to the European Tour this week in the Open de Portugal at Morgado G&CC in Portimao.

It’s been a curious few months for the 1999 Open champion. He closed the 2016 season with T5 in the Portugal Masters and then T43 in the Turkish Airlines Open, results that weren’t enough to extend his interest in the Race to Dubai. After a prolonged winter break he struggled through the Desert Swing with two missed cuts and T56 in the Dubai Desert Classic. But he then headed to South Africa and the 48-year-old shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to claim not only that Sunshine Tour win, but the 13th pro victory of his career and a spot in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. He’s had nearly three months off since and will return to a course which has been beefed up from the originally reported 6,399 yards to 7,419. He owns top 25 finishes on seven different Portuguese layouts.
Tue, May 9, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Paul Lawrie thrashed the back nine at Victoria Clube de Golfe to card 6-under-par 34-31=65 and reach the 54-hole stage of the Portugal Masters in T4 on 16-under 197.

The veteran Scot opened in style with a birdie-3 at the first hole before going bogey-birdie at 7 and 8. He reached the 12th tee before making any more headway - and when he did it was in style, making an eagle-3 at the 547-yard par-5. He refused to take the foot from the accelerator, marking birdie at 13 and 14. Three pars followed before he drained a birdie putt on the final green. A two-time winner in 2012, he hasn't won since and this is only the second time he has been in contention all season. The previous occasion was when he entered the final round of the Qatar Masters alone in first only to add a 78 and fall back into a tie for 13th. He was T2 in this event back in 2008.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 01:21:00 PM

Paul Lawrie smoothed a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in round two of the Portugal Masters at Victoria Clube de Golfe, currently good for a top five place on the live leaderboard.

The former Open champion looked set for a really low one after four birdies in his first six holes (11, 13, 14 and 15) today but his momentum was halted with a bogey-4 at 16 for the second day running. He got the shot back at the par-5 17th and made further gains at 1 and 2 before playing the final seven holes in 1-over. Still, a pair of 66s put the Scot inside the top 10 and in position to challenge on the weekend. At 10-under 132, he trails leader Marc Warren by four shots.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Paul Lawrie will be one of Darren Clarke's vice-captains at the Ryder Cup but he tests his own game this week with another start at the Porsche European Open in Germany.

The Scot was 15th at the Made In Denmark at the end of August and T49 at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland but missed the cut in last week's Italian Open. Explaining that performance on his blog, Lawrie said, "I shot 72 + 68 which missed the cut by 1 shot, I hit it really good today but bogeyed 16 and 17 which was incredibly frustrating." Despite flashes of form, he's yet to post a top 10 in 16 starts this season. His last top 10 in Germany came in the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship although he's had four top 30s since, the latest (T29) at last year's BMW International Open. This will be his first look at the Beckenbauer Course, part of the vast Golf Resort Bad Griesbach at Hartl in Bavaria.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Paul Lawrie cruised to a 4&2 victory over young Dane Lucas Bjerregaard in round one of his own Aberdeen Asset Management Match Play event at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

The veteran Scot was apparently unaffected by the added pressures of promoting and organizing the week as he completed a superb lap of the course. 4 birdies in the first 8 holes, 3 of them winning him the hole, set up the victory, but he was resolute throughout. In fact he lost just one hole all day and that to Bjerregaard's birdie-3 on the 14th. Lawrie added a fourth red number of his own at 11 and sealed the match on the 16th green with a fifth. He entered the week with a 15-15-2 individual record in match play golf. One more win and he'll be guaranteed to leave with the win tally in front. He will play Richard Green in round two. The Australian defeated Lee Slattery 3&2.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Paul Lawrie tees it up on in his own event this week, the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

The Scotsman launched this tournament with a 5&4 hammering of Romain Wattel 12 months ago, but was then knocked out by fellow countryman Chris Doak (1 down). For the undoubted highlight of his individual match play career head back to the 2000 WGC World Match Play when he reached the quarter finals only to be defeated by Tiger Woods with the narrowest of margins (1 down). His career record in head-to-head golf is 15-15-2, but he's only 5-for-11 this season with a best of T13 at the Qatar Masters, his sole top 25 finish. He has a solid record on home turf however, with three wins in 62 starts in Scotland and 23 top 30 finishes. He plays big-hitting Dane Lucas Bjerregaard in round one.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:41:00 AM

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."
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 08:38:00 AM

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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Thu, Jan 28, 2016 03:43:00 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.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 09:30:00 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.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 03:20:00 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