Open winner and Ryder Cup star Paul Lawrie will make his debut at this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship next month.
Lawrie will be at Nailcote Hall, in Warwickshire, for the Pro-Am competition, which takes place on the middle two days of the event on August 6-7. The Scot won The Open in 1999 at Carnoustie. He has won eight times on the European Tour and feature in two winning Ryder Cup teams, in 1999 and in the ‘Miracle of Medinah’ in 2012.
Craig Lawrie, Paul’s son, played in the event last year and won the Norma C Herd Silver Salver in recognition of his best placed finish by an amateur. Paul’s other son, Michael, will play in this year’s tournament.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has been held at Nailcote Hall since 1998 and is the most valuable Par 3 tournament in the world, with a total prize fund of £100,000.
The event will be hosted by Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin, and takes place on August 5-8.
This year will see the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Peter Schmeichel, Jasper Carrott, BBC Sport’s Dan Walker, Peter Shilton, Strictly judge Len Goodman, Neil Back and Matthew Hoggard MBE all play at Nailcote Hall. Highlights of play will be broadcast on Sky Sports and Challenge TV.
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