Paul Lawrie, the unassuming Open champion with a 2020 vision
There has always been a danger of Paul Lawrie being underappreciated. He was rightly and significantly wounded by his Open triumph of 1999 being widely recognised for Jean van de Velde’s blundering rather than his own brilliance. Lawrie’s intense commitment to grassroots golf in his native Aberdeenshire puts to shame those who pay lip service to charity foundations.
It may have taken until only recently for Lawrie’s career and contributions to the game to be properly acknowledged. When receiving a lifetime achievement award at a sports dinner in Glasgow, a visibly emotional Lawrie was... read more
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