27 Aug 2012

Lawrie wins at Gleneagles

6:02 am on 27 August 2012

Paul Lawrie confirmed his return to his best form ahead of next month's Ryder Cup by winning the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles by an impressive four shots.

Having led by a single shot going into the final round he produced four birdies over the back nine holes of the course, which will stage the Ryder Cup in 2014, to overwhelm his rivals.

Australian Brett Rumford was second.

The win, following his victory in the Qatar Masters in February and seven other top 10 finishes represent Lawrie's best season since he joined the European Tour in 1992.

The 43-year-old also became the first Scotsman to win European Tour tournaments on three different courses following his British Open win at Carnoustie in 1999 and Dunhill Links victory at St Andrews in 2001.