But we have role models outside the Olympians such as Scottish golfer, Paul Lawrie, who this week won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, making his 3rd European Tour victory in the last 18 months. But why should we consider that former Open Champion, Paul is a role model given that the sport he plays is considerably better rewarded than many of our Olympic competitors?
|Paul Lawrie wins the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles by 4 shots|
Despite being one of a select few to win golf’s most treasured titles, Paul is a modest and grounded individual committed to his family and his local community. Based in his hometown of Aberdeen, he regularly speaks of his talented boys, the support of his wife Marian who accompanies him on both tour and fund-raising events for his foundation which he set up in 2001 to encourage young golfers to play to the best of their ability and have fun, and now supports football, curling, swimming and hockey.
|It may not look like the week before Christmas 2009!|
|Paul Lawrie wins the Andalucia marks his |
return to winning form in March 2011,
winning the Andalucia Open
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