|Full name||Barry Douglas Lane|
|Born||21 June 1960|
Hayes, Middlesex, England
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|Residence||Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England|
|Current tour(s)||European Senior Tour|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|European Senior Tour||6|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1994|
|U.S. Open||T16: 1993|
|The Open Championship||13th: 1993|
|PGA Championship||T25: 1994|
Lane was born in Henley-on-Thames but grew up in Bracknell. He only took up golf at the age of 14 but became an assistant professional at nearby Downshire Golf Club in 1976, at the age of 16. He was an assistant at Downshire for 8 years.
Lane first played on the European Tour in 1982, after three failed attempts at Q-School. From 1982 to 1984 he had little success on the tour, playing only a small number of events, and failed to qualify for the tour in 1985. He did have some success in non-tour events, winning the 1983 PGA Assistants' Championship at Coombe Hill. The win earned him a place in the World Assistants' Championship in Florida in December, which he won by 6 strokes.
Lane qualified for the European Tour again in 1986 and, playing 20 events, finished 71st in the Order of Merit. He improved again in 1987, finishing 27th in the Order of Merit with five top-10 finishes. In October 1987 he also had his biggest prize to date, £20,000, for winning the inaugural Equity & Law Challenge, an unofficial money event on the tour. Lane won the 36-hole event, in which points were gained for birdies and eagles, with a score of 15, one ahead of Bill Malley.
Established on the tour Lane played 26 successive seasons, from 1986 to 2011, on the tour. Lane's best years came in the early to mid nineties, when he made the top ten of the order of merit three times, with a best of fifth in 1992. He won four European Tour events between 1988 and 1994. He had a relatively bad period in his later thirties, but after the turn of the Millennium his form improved again and he picked up his fifth win on the Tour at the 2004 Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters.
Lane has won several professional tournaments off of the European Tour, most lucratively the 1995 Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf. This event was a precursor of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and Lane's prize was US$1,000,000, which was a rare level of prize in golf at that time.
Lane made his only Ryder Cup appearance in Europe's home defeat at The Belfry in 1993, losing all three of his matches. He has represented England in the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup several times, and has played for the Rest of the World Team in the UBS Cup three times.
On turning 50 in June 2010, Lane joined the European Senior Tour. He quickly claimed his first win at the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open that August. Lane continued his good form in 2011, playing a mixture of regular and senior European Tour events, and winning twice more on the Senior tour. Since then he has won the 2012 Speedy Services Wales Senior Open, the 2016 MCB Tour Championship and the 2017 Willow Senior Golf Classic.
Professional wins (17)Edit
European Tour wins (5)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||9 Jul 1988||Bell's Scottish Open||−13 (70-67-66-68=271)||3 strokes||Sandy Lyle, José Rivero|
|2||4 Oct 1992||Mercedes German Masters||−16 (71-67-66-68=272)||2 strokes|| Rodger Davis, Bernhard Langer,|
|3||5 Sep 1993||Canon European Masters||−18 (69-67-64-70=270)||1 stroke||Seve Ballesteros, Miguel Ángel Jiménez|
|4||13 Mar 1994||Turespana Open de Baleares||−19 (64-70-66-69=269)||2 strokes||Jim Payne|
|5||9 May 2004||Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters||−16 (70-69-67-66=272)||3 strokes||Ángel Cabrera, Eduardo Romero|
European Tour playoff record (0–3)
|1||1988||Torras Hostench Barcelona Open|| Nick Faldo, Mark Mouland,
|Whelan won with par on fourth extra hole|
Faldo and Mouland eliminated by birdie on first hole
|2||1992||Roma Masters||José María Cañizares||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|3||1995||Smurfit European Open||Bernhard Langer||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
Other wins (5)Edit
- 1983 Jamaica Open, Footjoy PGA Assistants' Championship, Footjoy World Assistants' Championship
- 1987 Equity & Law Challenge
- 1995 Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf
European Senior Tour wins (6)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||22 Aug 2010||Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open||−4 (69-71-72=212)||4 strokes||Glenn Ralph, Jim Rhodes|
|2||21 Aug 2011||Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open (2)||−14 (67-69-66=202)||2 strokes||Gary Koch|
|3||18 Sep 2011||Casa Serena Open||−15 (67-62-69=198)||2 strokes||Peter Fowler|
|4||26 Aug 2012||Speedy Services Wales Senior Open||−7 (72-67-70=209)||1 stroke||Philip Golding|
|5||11 Dec 2016||MCB Tour Championship||−12 (67-67-68=204)||1 stroke||Paul Broadhurst|
|6||27 Aug 2017||Willow Senior Golf Classic||−22 (67-60-67=194)||5 strokes||Gary Orr|
Japan PGA Senior Tour wins (1)Edit
- 2018 Fujifilm Senior Championship
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T17||T51||13||CUT||T20||CUT||CUT|
|The Open Championship||29||T50||T14||CUT|
|The Open Championship||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||4||15||7|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1991 Open Championship – 1993 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
- "Barry Lane". European Tour. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- "Barry Lane biography". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- "It was lucky 13 yesterday for Barry Lane". The Glasgow Herald. 6 August 1983. p. 16.
- "Britain's Barry Lane". The Glasgow Herald. 12 December 1983. p. 18.
- "£20,000 for Lane". The Glasgow Herald. 14 October 1987. p. 23.