Tag Archives: Paul Lawrie

Jul
10
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Paul Lawrie: heresy!

Speaking to John Huggan in advance of this week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, home favourite Paul Lawrie again explained his decision to skip last month’s US Open Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Desperate for Ryder Cup points and a strong finish to the season, the 1999 Open champion was unwilling to risk his form in the pursuit of USGA-approved technical purity.

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Apr
5
2012
By Brendan Prunty under The Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — When the alarm went off Thursday morning at 5:45 in the house where Paul Lawrie is staying this week, he was in his thoughts. When Lawrie’s car-full of people pulled inside the gates of Augusta National Golf Club just around 7 a.m., he was in his thoughts. Same when he eagled the 13th. And the 15th. And almost certainly when he made the climb up the fairway to the 18th green to close out his first round.

He is always on Lawrie’s mind these days.

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Feb
2
2012

Didn't think this guy would be making an appearance, did you?

The European Tour’s lucrative roll along the Gulf coast continues this week, and while the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy (henceforth, the Qatar Masters) can’t quite muster the glamour of its bigger, brasher sister, the Abu Dhabi Championship, its first round was far from lacking in both excitement and oddity.

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Jan
27
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Thørbjorn Olesen, obviously.

As expected, the 36-hole leader of the Abu Dhabi Championship is 22 years of age and the possessor of a world-beating long game. He doesn’t, however, go by the name of Rory McIlroy.

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Jan
21
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Branden Grace: Saturday wasn't plain sailing for the youngster.

Thanks to an oddly lopsided third round, during which overnight leader Branden Grace failed to preserve his equanimity and a host of high-profile challengers nudged their way into contention, the final round of the Volvo Golf Champions may well prove worthy of the tournament’s claim to “elite” status.

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Jan
20
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Grace leads the current Race to Dubai rankings.

In-form home favourite Branden Grace has assumed control at the halfway stage of the Volvo Golf Champions at Fancourt Links in South Africa. Bidding for back-to-back victories after securing his maiden European Tour victory at last week’s Joburg Open, the 23-year-old will take a sizeable advantage into the weekend.

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Dec
11
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Quiros in action during the final round.

Alvaro Quiros arrived at the final hole of the Dubai World Championship– a sinuous, uphill par-5– with a one-shot advantage over Paul Lawrie and two over World Number One Luke Donald.

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