Known to one and all in golf as “Chippy” because of the excellence of his work around the greens, Paul is one of only eight players to have competed in more than 600 European Tour events.
In those, he has amassed eight victories, including his unforgettable Open triumph at Carnoustie in 1999.
Over the course of his 31-year professional career, Paul has twice represented Europe in the Ryder Cup, in 1999 and 2012, winning his singles match on both occasions. He has also played multiple times for Great Britain & Ireland in the Seve Trophy, as well as being part of Scotland sides at the Dunhill and World Cups.
Off the course, Paul plays a significant role in grassroots golf through his eponymous junior foundation and has three times hosted the Paul Lawrie Matchplay tournament on the European Tour. He was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 1999 and awarded an OBE (the Order of the British Empire) in 2013.
I was able to fly a day earlier to the States due to my DQ at Trevose. The Warren Course at Notre Dame was set up with wide fairways and due to some rain soft greens to start the week. The set up was the opposite of what I was expecting as any US open I’ve played...read more
As much as I enjoyed playing at Trevose, this week didn’t quite go as I had hoped. Both Carl Mason and I played the wrong ball at the 5th hole in round one and didn’t notice until the 7th tee!! As soon as you tee off the next hole and don’t go back to replay the...read more
R2 Oman Open As we were walking to the tee on Friday the siren went for play to stop due to high winds. We sat around for a few hours but the wind strength if anything was increasing so the tour sent us hom. We restarted at 7 40am on Saturday morning. I shot 83 which...read more