News from October 3, Beijing time, after his 620th European Tour-the Scottish Open was eliminated, the 51-year-old Scottish native Paul Lawrie, who won the 1999 British Open, announced his withdrawal from Europe. Tour regular season.
Since he first set foot on the European Tour in 1992, Laurie has made brilliant achievements on the European Tour, winning 8 championships, 67 times in the top ten, and 2 times among the Ryder Cup European team. Of course, the most impressive thing about the Scot was the 1999 British Open. He shot 67 in the final round when French player Jean van de Velde played in the game. After Nosti suffered a collapse on the 72nd hole, Laurie successfully made it to the playoffs, had the last laugh, and achieved the only Grand Slam victory of his career.
However, as he gets older and suffers from injuries, Laurie struggles with her lumbar disc herniation. It is difficult to devote the necessary time to practice, and he is no longer qualified for the fierce competition of the European Tour. This made him choose to bid farewell to the European Tour Level 1 Tournament in his national Open.
Laurie said that he will continue to play on the Evergreen Tour of the European Tour. Since he won the British Open championship and had the eligibility exemption for the British Open before the age of 60, the former champion will participate in the British Open several times.
"I fully enjoy the European Tour," Laurie added. "I have made great achievements here and experienced the ups and downs during that time, but I fully enjoy the European Tour. Now it's time to leave. ."
(luo Y i)