x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Rare albatross for former champion Lawrie

The former champion Paul Lawrie recorded a rare albatross two at the par-five seventh in today's final round of the British Open.

TURNBERRY // The former champion Paul Lawrie recorded a rare albatross two at the par-five seventh in today's final round of the British Open. The 40-year-old Scot, who won the 1999 Open at Carnoustie, struck a four-iron from 213 yards and watched as the ball bounced up on to the green and rolled into the hole. Lawrie, who began a blustery day on Turnberry's Ailsa Course 14 strokes off the lead, went on to card a two-under 68 for an eight-over total of 288.

'Young' Tom Morris - Prestwick 1870, 1st hole, 1st rd (three on 578-yard par six) Johnny Miller - Muirfield 1980, 5th hole, 2nd rd Bill Rogers - Royal Birkdale 1983, 17th hole, 1st rd Manny Zerman - St Andrews 2000, 5th hole 2nd rd Jeff Maggert - Royal Lytham 2001, 6th hole, 2nd rd Greg Owen - Royal Lytham, 2001, 11th hole 3rd rd Gary Evans - Royal Troon 2004, 4th hole, 1st rd

* Reuters with PA Sport