Paul Lawrie is best known for pulling off the largest final-round comeback in major championship (and PGA Tour) history. On the day Jean van de Velde became a punchline, it was Lawrie who won the 1999 British Open despite starting Sunday 10 shots behind the Frenchman. And now Lawrie has done something nearly as rare.
Hit a tee shot into a fan's shirt.
OK, so it doesn't have quite the same historic ring to it, but what happened on the 17th hole on Thursday at the European Tour's BMW International was pretty unusual. So much so that Lawrie said it was the first time he'd seen that in his 30 years as a professional. Check it out:
Earlier this year, Roberto Castro made a clutch up-and-down after hitting an approach shot into a fan's shoe. Unfortunately for Lawrie, he didn't have quite the same end result, making a triple-bogey 7 on the hole (mostly thanks to his first tee shot that wound up OB). But on the bright side, he's got another story to tell.