Aberdeen golfer Paul Lawrie has announced his season is over – and he will miss returning to Carnoustie for next month’s Open Championship.
The 1999 Claret Jug winner has been struggling with back and foot injuries and will also miss the Scottish Open at Gullane.
In a statement, Lawrie, 49, said: “It is with regret that I announce my withdrawal from all Tour events for the remainder of the current season.
“Unfortunately, both the back and foot injuries I have been carrying for
the last 6 months and more have become debilitating, to the point where I
am not currently able to compete at the highest level. Rest and further investigation will be required.
“It is particularly disappointing that I’m going to
miss both the upcoming Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open & The
Open Championship, as a result.
“My hope is that the break will allow me to get the required treatment and
to come back next season (when I’ll be eligible for the Seniors circuit)
as strong as ever. As well as working on my rehabilitation, the time away
from the course will allow me to spend additional time working with the
juniors in my Foundation programme which is dear to my heart.
“I would like to thank all of my sponsors for their continued support and
understanding at this time, and I hope to come back fitter and stronger