Great Britain-Ireland tightens up Seve Cup

Great Britain-Ireland tightens up Seve Cup

PARIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- David Lynn and Scott Jamison closed fast for a win Friday that pulled Great Britain and Ireland to within one point of Continental Europe in the Seve Cup.
Continental Europe leads in battle for Seve Cup

Continental Europe leads in battle for Seve Cup

PARIS, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Mikko Ilonen and Thorbjorn Olesen edged Tommy Fleet and Chris Wood, giving Europe the lead over Great Britain and Ireland Thursday at the Seve Trophy.

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Jamieson posts 5-shot South Africa lead

DURBAN, South Africa, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Scott Jamieson surged to a five-stroke lead with a 4-under 68 Saturday, grabbing control after three rounds of the Volvo Golf Champions.
Europe rallies to overcome U.S. in Ryder

Europe rallies to overcome U.S. in Ryder

MEDINAH, Ill., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Martin Kaymer's win over Steve Stricker Sunday capped a rally in which Europe erased a four-point deficit to snatch the Ryder Cup from the United States.
USA takes 2-point lead at the Ryder Cup

USA takes 2-point lead at the Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley combined to win two matches Friday in pacing the United States to a 2-point lead after the opening day of the Ryder Cup.
Stricker among those on Ryder Cup team

Stricker among those on Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- World No. 10-ranked golfer Steve Stricker was among four players added Tuesday to the U.S. team for the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Ramsay cruises to Euro Masters win

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Richie Ramsay drained five birdies on the front nine Sunday, pulling away for a 4-shot victory at the European Masters.

Richie Ramsey leads Lawrie at Euro Masters

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Richie Ramsey of Scotland shot a 6-under 64 in soggy, foggy conditions Saturday to take the third-round lead at the European Masters in Switzerland.

Birdie run has Quesne in Euro Tour lead

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Julien Quesne closed with four consecutive birdies Friday and moved into the lead after two rounds of the European Tour's Omega European Masters in Switzerland.
Colsaerts, Poulter fill Europe Ryder team

Colsaerts, Poulter fill Europe Ryder team

PERTH, Scotland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Nicolas Colsaerts and Ian Poulter were added Monday to the European team for the 2012 Ryder Cup.
McIlroy still on top after The Barclays

McIlroy still on top after The Barclays

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy remains No. 1 in the men's world golf rankings after the first week of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.

Lawrie cruises to Johnnie Walker title

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Paul Lawrie cruised to his second title of the season Sunday, registering a 4-under 68 for a four-shot win at the Johnnie Walker Championship.

Lawrie has narrow lead at Johnnie Walker

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Paul Lawrie shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a 1-shot lead after three rounds at the Johnnie Walker Championship in his home country of Scotland.

Finch, Foster share Johnnie Walker lead

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Richard Finch had a final-hole birdie Friday and pulled into a tie with Mark Foster for the lead at the European Tour's Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland.
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Paul Lawrie

Paul Stewart Lawrie MBE (born 1 January 1969) is a Scottish professional golfer who is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1999.

Lawrie was born in Aberdeen. He turned professional in 1986 and became a member of the European Tour in 1992. He performed steadily without doing much to draw attention to himself, aside from a 6th place finish in the 1993 Open Championship. In his first seven seasons his only top 50 finish on the Order of Merit came in 1996 when he was 21st. However he also finished in the top 100 in all but one of the other six seasons, and picked up a debut tour win at the 1996 Catalan Open.

Lawrie's career was transformed in 1999. After winning the Qatar Masters, which is a European Tour event, early in the season, he went on to win the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie in July. This was the Open where the Frenchman Jean Van de Velde famously blew a three-shot lead on the final hole. Lawrie won a four-hole playoff against Van de Velde and the American Justin Leonard. An unusual aspect of Lawrie's victory was that he was neither leader nor co-leader at any time during his regulation 72 holes, only moving into a share of the lead when the leaders came back to him after he had completed his final round. Also, Lawrie came back from the largest third-round deficit ever faced by a major championship winner; going into the final day, he trailed the leader, Van de Velde, by 10 shots. This is also the record for the biggest final-round comeback on the PGA Tour.

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