Former Open Championship winner Paul Lawrie will take part in the inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship from June 20-23.
Lawrie, who was named the 1999 Champion Golfer of the Year, will join stars of the Staysure Tour at Trevose Golf & Country Club, including event host Ian Woosnam, for the first of six British events on the Staysure Tour International Schedule.
The Scotsman will make his debut on the Staysure Tour this season, having turned 50 years old at the start of 2019. The 1999 Open Champion has eight European Tour titles to his name, including his triumph at Carnoustie Golf Links, where he overcame Justin Leonard and Jean van de Velde in a play-off, after the Frenchman famously found the Barry Burn on the 72nd hole.
Alongside his personal victories, Lawrie has two Ryder Cup appearances to his name, most famously his part in the ‘Miracle of Medinah’ in 2012 as Europe achieved one of the greatest comebacks in the history of biennial contest.
With Trevose hosting its first ever European Tour sanctioned event, Lawrie is looking forward to getting a taste of the Cornwall links at the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.
“I can’t wait to play in this year’s championship,” he said. “The event looks set to be one of the highlights of this year’s Staysure Tour and I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge.
“Farmfoods are also my personal sponsors and it is great to see them continue to get involved with golfing events on the tour. With Ian acting as event host I’m really looking forward to seeing many other high-profile players signing up to play in the championship in the coming weeks.
“The fact the event is taking place on a links course was also a big positive for me. It’s a style of golf I love to play and I’ve heard a lot of positive things about the Trevose course.”
The tournament is organised by brand agency Champions (UK) plc and their director of sport Tim Munton said: “We are thrilled that Paul Lawrie will be playing at this year’s tournament. He is one of Britain’s biggest golfing stars and his win at the Open Championship in 1999 has gone down in sporting history. Along with Ian as the event host, it is great to have two Major Champions committed already for the inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship”
Head of the Staysure Tour David MacLaren said: “Both Paul and the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship are making their debut on the Staysure Tour this year and both additions are sure to provide the tour with a boost. I can’t wait to see Paul in action at Trevose. He is a hugely experienced player who has achieved so much in the game and the fact he will be taking part in the event demonstrates the high quality of action we expect to see at the event.”