David Law returns for surprise Scots win on European Tour
David Law made a stunning win at the weekend to make himself the first Scotsman to win in the European Tour in 2019 and to earn his maiden victory on the Tour. Ross Plant reports.
Law (27) born in Aberdeen has become the first Scotsman to claim a stake in the European Tour this year. His win at the 2019 IPIS Handa Vic Open last weekend (7th-10th February 2019) has gave him a huge boost in the race to Dubai rankings with him picking up 335 points, this increase has put him in 19th in the table. The Scot shot eighteen under with an eagle down the last to see of the rest of the competition on the field.
Law was quoted after the event in saying that “It was a massive win” and “not something that I expected”. He was loving his time just being on the tour and living his dream. However now, he is thinking of ways to progress his career in the tour : “To have won today, it sort of changes things a little bit. I’ll go home, reflect a little bit on things and reassess.”.
This win has gained Law support from many in the game, and most importantly his mentor, David was a pupil at the Paul Lawrie Golf Academy, On the 10th of February Lawrie tweeted “The work we do @paullawriefound is not to raise golfers to win on tour but when one of our kids does win on tour which happened today it’s an amazing feeling. Everyone at PLF are incredibly proud of @DavidLawGolf and we hope all juniors get inspiration from him.”.
Law has also been praising his mentor saying that “Id just like to thank him for all his help over the years”, “He knows how much he has helped me and I think that everyone else does too. He’s been fantastic”. Law’s win marks a second high-profile event win for the Lawrie Foundation, the first being Sam Locke’s Silver medal win at the Open at Carnoustie in July.
This win has been along time coming for the Aberdonian who had a shining junior and amateur career where he earned himself spots twice on the European Boys Team Championship and once on the European Amateur Team Championship representing Scotland.
Law turned professional in 2011, in 2013 he won his first professional victory on the Pro Golf Tour (was the EPD Tour) at the Sueno Dunes Classic and ended up fifth on the order of merit to earn his place on the Challenge Tour for 2014. Law stayed in Challenge Tour until 2018 where at first, he seen poor results, this was until a win on home soil in the form of the 2018 SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge in June 2018. Following this he made second place at the Euram Bank Open in July, this placed him 14th in the Challenge Tour Order Of Merit and gained the Aberdonian his place on the 2019 European Tour.
This poses the question, will this be the last we see from this Scotsman, or is this the start of a new David Law after shaking his issues in the Challenge Tour?