Transatlantic Double for Scottish Golfers


Scots won the double at the weekend with Paul Lawrie battling to a hard fought single shot victory in Malaga at the Andalucian Open from Swede Johan Edfors.
Over in the states fellow Scot Martin Laird captured the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.
It was Lawrie’s first win on Tour since the 2002 Wales Open.

The blustery conditions played to Lawrie’s strengths and he twice came from behind (firstly to Mark Foster and then late on to Edfors) to show typical steely grit to take the trophy, having previously admitted that he feared he would never win again.

The second part of the double came in the shape of Martin Laird at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.  Despite carding a final round three-over-par 75, the Glasgow born golfer saw off a spirited challenge from Steve Marino to win by one.

Just as Lawrie had done earlier, Laird had let the lead slip over the closing holes and again it came down to holding his nerve to complete a truly fantastic performance from Scotland’s golfers for a 5000/1 double.

My odds ON section has been tipping a Scottish Transatlantic double for the past two weeks but unfortunately i selected Stephen Gallacher and Martin Laird to provide it.

Nevertheless, the 40/1 odds for a Laird win was a nice result for followers of the section.