Take your Claret Jug and...

May 12, 2009

A Scot wins the British Open, and for that he gets, what? No slack at home, in the case of Paul Lawrie, who won the British Open at Carnoustie in 1999.

Lawrie has been booted from his own club, Meldrum House in Aberdeenshire, for criticizing its greens, according to this story in the Scotsman. The newspaper reports:

"Lawrie has been told to stay away from the club, which he joined the year after his famous triumph at Carnoustie, after a dispute with head greenkeeper Kenny Harper spiralled out of control.

"The Aberdonian golfer has been accused of 'unacceptable' behaviour and been told there is no prospect of the ban being lifted until he makes a full apology to the club and its staff."

-- John Strege