Personal Details

  • Height: 6ft 1in
  • DOB: 1 Jan 1969
  • Country: Scotland

Interests

  • Football
  • Junior Golf
  • Business

Attachments

  • Gleneagles Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Family

  • Marian – wife
  • Craig – son
  • Michael – son

Tours

  • European Tour

ABOUT

If I’m honest, I was always more into football than golf as a youngster.

But that didn’t last. The trouble with team sports is that you can play well individually and still lose. I didn’t enjoy that aspect of football. So, while I am first to acknowledge the help of those around me – especially my wife, Marian – for me the best thing about golf is that I win or lose on my own efforts.

I turned professional at the age of 17 on April 1st 1986. My handicap at the time was five and I had no real amateur record to speak of. But Doug Smart, then the club professional at Banchory, saw something in me and hired me as an assistant. I can see him now on my first day, darting into the back of his shop and emerging with what he called my “new best friend” for the next three years – a vacuum cleaner.

At first, my ambitions extended no further than being a club professional, but winning my first event, the Moray Seafoods Open at Buckpool, whetted my appetite for the competitive side of golf. My first significant victory came in the 1990 Scottish Assistants Championship at Cruden Bay, two years before I claimed first place at the UAP Under-25s Championship.

Much has happened since those now far-off days. And more than I could ever have dreamed of has come my way. Who would have thought that a wee laddie from Kemnay could win the Open, play in two Ryder Cups and be invited – twice – to Buckingham Palace. Certainly not me.

Through it all, however, one person has been by my side. Marian has always been 100 percent supportive of everything I have done, on and off the course. I owe so much to her, not least her handling of life at home with our two sons, Craig and Michael, when I have been out on tour.

TIMELINE

01/01/1969

BORN

Paul was born in Aberdeen on the 1st January 1969

1986

TURNED PRO

Paul turned professional in 1986

1992

EUROPEAN TOUR

Paul joined the European Tour in 1992

1996

DEBUT WIN

Paul picked up a debut tour win at the 1996 Catalan Open

1999

QATAR MASTERS

Paul won the Qatar Masters championship in 1999

1999

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Paul’s career was transformed after his win at the Open at Carnoustie in July 1999

1999

RYDER CUP

1999

2001

PAUL LAWRIE FOUNDATION

In March 2001, the Paul Lawrie Foundation was created. The Foundation aims to support and sustain an interest and enthusiasm for the game of golf amongst under 18s

2001

DUNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP

Paul won the Dunhill Championship in 2001

2011

ANDALUCIA MASTERS

Paul won the Andalucia Masters in 2011

2012

JOHNNIE WALKER CHAMPIONSHIP

Paul won the Johnnie Walker Championship in 2012

2012

RYDER CUP

2012

2013

OBE BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST

Paul was honoured with an OBE in 2013

SPONSORS

Loch Lomond Whiskies
Aberdeen Asset Management
Cardinal
Christian MacLeod
Farmfoods
Morrison Motors
Pinmar
RSM
Titleist
Wilson Staff
Gleneagles