|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (90 kg)|
|Tours||PGA European Tour (joined 1992)|
|Professional wins||9 (European Tour: 5, other individual: 4)|
| Best Results in Major Championships |
|U.S. Open||T30: 2002|
|British Open||Won 1999|
|PGA Championship||T34: 1999|
Lawrie's career was transformed in 1999. After winning the Qatar Masters, which is a European Tour event, early in the season, he went on to win the 128th Open Championship at Carnoustie in July. This was the Open where the Frenchman Jean Van de Velde famously threw away a three-shot lead on the final hole. Lawrie won a four-hole playoff against Van de Velde and the American Justin Leonard. An unusual aspect of Lawrie's victory was that he was neither leader or co-leader at any time during his regulation 72 holes, only moving into a share of the lead when the leaders came back to him after he had completed his final round. Also, Lawrie came back from the largest third-round deficit ever faced by a major championship winner; going into the final day, he trailed the leader, Van de Velde, by 10 shots.
After his major championship victory Lawrie's game shifted to a higher level without quite moving him into the global elite group of golfers. He finished 9th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1999, 6th in 2001, when he captured the lucrative Dunhill Links Championship, and 10th in 2002, when he won his fifth European Tour title at the Wales Open.
After winning the Open, Lawrie was a member of the PGA Tour for several seasons, while also continuing to compete on the European Tour, but he enjoyed little success in the U.S. and when his five year major championship exemption expired at the end of the 2004 season, he lost his PGA Tour card.
|Year||Championship||54 Holes||Winning Score||Margin||Runners Up|
|1999||The Open Championship||10 shot deficit||+6 (73-74-76-67=290)||Playoff 1||Justin Leonard, Jean Van de Velde|
|The Open Championship||T22||T6||T24||T58||CUT||DNP||CUT||1|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T42||T59||CUT||CUT||T52||CUT||CUT||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
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