Barry  Lane

Barry Lane

Henley-on-Thames, ENGLAND

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • Residence: Henley-on-Thames, ENGLAND
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1976
  • Eligibility Code: 22

Finished joint runner up on his Senior Tour debut in the De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship and went on to capture his maiden title just three events later in the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open. Enjoyed a long and successful career on The European Tour, reaching the major milestone of 600 appearances at the 2008 Commercialbank Qatar Masters, where he received an appropriate award from The European Tour. Is now second on the all-time list behind Sam Torrance, who has played in 706 European Tour events. Reached the milestone of 500 tournaments at the Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship of Europe in 2004, just a fortnight after capturing the British Masters title at the Marriott Forest of Arden – his first victory for ten years. His previous four victories came between 1988 and 1994 including the European Masters in 1993 which cemented his place in that year’s Ryder Cup at The Belfry. Won $1 million in the 1995 Accenture World Championship of Golf – a far cry from his early days as a professional, when he went to the Qualifying School on seven occasions before finally making the breakthrough. He is playing in his first Senior PGA Championship.