Craig Lawrie, the elder son of Ryder Cup star and major winner Paul, has joined the professional ranks.
Lawrie’s schedule will consist of a mixture of events on the Europro, EPD and Alps Tours and he will be supported by three principal sponsors - Aberdeen Asset Management, Hunting Energy (both of whom are also long-term supporters of Paul) and M I Swaco.
Speaking at a press conference where he renounced his amateur status, Lawrie said he was under no illusions that the transition from amateur to professional will be easy. He said: “I’m excited to test my game at a new level of competition. I feel like I’ve really improved in the last 6-12 months and the experience I’ve gained playing with dad in practice rounds as well as at his Invitational event in September and alongside Peter Baker in the British Par 3 Championships will all help when I tee up in my first event as a professional.
“I know how difficult it will be and how high the standard is at the top level but I am prepared to work and see what comes.”