European golf veteran Barry Lane dead at 62 after short illness

Former Ryder Cup player and five-time European Tour winner Barry Lane has died aged 62 following a short illness, the DP World Tour said in a statement on Sunday.

Lane has made 693 starts on the European Tour, which is now known as the DP World Tour, and is fourth on the Tour’s all-time appearances list.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Barry Lane,” said European Tour CEO Keith Pelley.

“Having enjoyed such a level of success on both the European Tour and the current Legends Tour shows his dedication to the game of golf and he was a much-loved figure on both tours. The renaming of the Legends Tour Rookie of the Year trophy in his honor is a fitting tribute, and I’m glad he had the opportunity to present it in December.

Barry Lane at the Irish Legends event on August 17, 2022.
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He won the Scottish Open in 1988 by three strokes at Gleneagles. Lane’s final victory came at the 2004 British Masters – more than a decade after winning the tournament.

Barry Lane was a prince of a guy. We will miss him. RIP,” tweeted fellow Brit and two-time major champion Tony Jacklin.

The Englishman also played in the 1993 Ryder Cup, where the European side were beaten by the United States at the Belfry.

Barry Lane at a celebrity event on March 29, 2022.
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Barry Lane at the Scottish Senior Open on September 12, 2021.
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“RIP barry – the nicest guy until the very end and who came all the way to Mauritius a few weeks ago, despite being in very poor health, saying goodbye to all his Tour family says a lot about his bravery and about the kinship and close friendships we have all formed on the tour,” tweeted Irish golf veteran Paul McGinley.

— With Reuters

The article is in French

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