Peter Lawrie

Peter Lawrie (born 22 March 1974) is an Irish professional golfer.

Peter Lawrie
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Personal information
Full namePeter Lawrie
Born (1974-03-22) 22 March 1974 (age 46)
Dublin, Ireland
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Nationality Ireland
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
SpousePhilippa (m. 2003)
ChildrenJessica, Amelia Jane, Elizabeth, Christopher
CollegeUniversity College Dublin
Turned professional1997
Former tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2012
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2005
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year

Lawrie was born in Dublin and educated at Terenure College and University College Dublin, where he took up a golf scholarship. He won the 1996 Irish Amateur Close Championship and turned professional in 1997. It took him several years to win a place on the European Tour, but a fourth-place finish on the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2002, including victory in the Challenge Tour Grand Final, earned him a European Tour card, which Lawrie credits much of to the help of swing coach, Brendan McDaid.

He had a solid début season at the higher level in 2003 and became the first Irishman to be named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. He has consistently finished in the top 100 of the Order of Merit since, with a best position of 36th in 2010.

Lawrie achieved a breakthrough in 2008 when he won his first title on the European Tour at the Open de España, where he defeated Ignacio Garrido in a playoff.[1]

In September 2016, he announced his retirement from the European Tour at the end of the season to take up a position as a golf professional in Luttrellstown Castle golf club.[2]

Professional wins (2)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 4 May 2008 Open de España −15 (68-70-68-67=273) Playoff   Ignacio Garrido

European Tour playoff record (1–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 Canarias Open de España   Kenneth Ferrie,   Peter Hedblom Ferrie won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2008 Open de España   Ignacio Garrido Won with par on second extra hole
3 2009 KLM Open   Simon Dyson,   Peter Hedblom Dyson won with birdie on first extra hole
4 2010 Czech Open   Gary Boyd,   Peter Hanson Hanson won with birdie on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)Edit

Grand Finals (1)
Other Challenge Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 27 Oct 2002 Challenge Tour Grand Final −12 (71-67-69-65=272) 4 strokes   Julien Van Hauwe

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT

Note: Lawrie never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut

Team appearancesEdit



  1. ^ "Lawrie wins Spanish Open play-off". BBC Sport. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Sums don't add up for Peter Lawrie as he quits European Tour". RTÉ. 13 September 2016.

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