The Loop

The Lawrie Story

Our European Correspondent John Huggan interviews the last Scot to win the Open Championship and gets Lawrie's entertaining recounting of the final holes of his win at Carnoustie. for the Scotsman.

"I remember thinking, too, of being on the practice green as a kid. It was always two balls: Seve against me. He was always my idol. So it was always 'this to beat Seve by one to win the Open.' You are the 'champion golfer of the year'. "When Michael Bonallack actually said that about me at the presentation, I had a wee chuckle to myself. I'd imagined that moment thousands of times in my life. It is so cool, a brilliant line."

Am I the only one who would love to see Lawrie challenge the lead again at Carnoustie ?

--Bob Carney