Barry Lane

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Barry Lane
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Personal information
Full nameBarry Douglas Lane
Born (1960-06-21) 21 June 1960 (age 59)
Hayes, Middlesex, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceHenley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins18
Number of wins by tour
European Tour5
European Senior Tour7
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1994
PGA ChampionshipT25: 1994
U.S. OpenT16: 1993
The Open Championship13th: 1993

Barry Douglas Lane (born 21 June 1960) is an English professional golfer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lane was born in Henley-on-Thames but grew up in Bracknell. He only took up golf at the age of 14 but became an assistant professional at nearby Downshire Golf Club in 1976, at the age of 16. He was an assistant at Downshire for 8 years.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Lane first played on the European Tour in 1982, after three failed attempts at Q-School. From 1982 to 1984 he had little success on the tour, playing only a small number of events, and failed to qualify for the tour in 1985.[1] He did have some success in non-tour events, winning the 1983 PGA Assistants' Championship at Coombe Hill.[3] The win earned him a place in the World Assistants' Championship in Florida in December, which he won by 6 strokes.[4]

Lane qualified for the European Tour again in 1986 and, playing 20 events, finished 71st in the Order of Merit.[1] He improved again in 1987, finishing 27th in the Order of Merit with five top-10 finishes. In October 1987 he also had his biggest prize to date, £20,000, for winning the inaugural Equity & Law Challenge, an unofficial money event on the tour. Lane won the 36-hole event, in which points were gained for birdies and eagles, with a score of 15, one ahead of Bill Malley.[5]

Established on the tour Lane played 26 successive seasons, from 1986 to 2011, on the tour.[2] Lane's best years came in the early to mid nineties, when he made the top ten of the order of merit three times, with a best of fifth in 1992. He won four European Tour events between 1988 and 1994. He had a relatively bad period in his later thirties, but after the turn of the Millennium his form improved again and he picked up his fifth win on the Tour at the 2004 Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters.

Lane has won several professional tournaments not on the European Tour, most lucratively the 1995 Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf. This event was a precursor of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and Lane's prize was US$1,000,000, which was a rare level of prize in golf at that time.

Lane made his only Ryder Cup appearance in Europe's home defeat at The Belfry in 1993, losing all three of his matches. He has represented England in the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup several times, and has played for the Rest of the World Team in the UBS Cup three times.

On turning 50 in June 2010, Lane joined the European Senior Tour. He quickly claimed his first win at the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open that August. Lane continued his good form in 2011, playing a mixture of regular and senior European Tour events, and winning twice more on the senior tour. Since then he has won the 2012 Speedy Services Wales Senior Open, the 2016 MCB Tour Championship, the 2017 Willow Senior Golf Classic and the 2019 Senior Italian Open.

Professional wins (18)[edit]

European Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 9 Jul 1988 Bell's Scottish Open −13 (70-67-66-68=271) 3 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle, Spain José Rivero
2 4 Oct 1992 Mercedes German Masters −16 (71-67-66-68=272) 2 strokes Australia Rodger Davis, Germany Bernhard Langer,
Wales Ian Woosnam
3 5 Sep 1993 Canon European Masters −18 (69-67-64-70=270) 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros, Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
4 13 Mar 1994 Turespana Open de Baleares −19 (64-70-66-69=269) 2 strokes England Jim Payne
5 9 May 2004 Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters −16 (70-69-67-66=272) 3 strokes Argentina Ángel Cabrera, Argentina Eduardo Romero

European Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Torras Hostench Barcelona Open England Nick Faldo, Wales Mark Mouland,
England David Whelan
Whelan won with par on fourth extra hole
Faldo and Mouland eliminated by birdie on first hole
2 1992 Roma Masters Spain José María Cañizares Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 1995 Smurfit European Open Germany Bernhard Langer Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (5)[edit]

European Senior Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 22 Aug 2010 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open −4 (69-71-72=212) 4 strokes England Glenn Ralph, England Jim Rhodes
2 21 Aug 2011 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open (2) −14 (67-69-66=202) 2 strokes United States Gary Koch
3 18 Sep 2011 Casa Serena Open −15 (67-62-69=198) 2 strokes Australia Peter Fowler
4 26 Aug 2012 Speedy Services Wales Senior Open −7 (72-67-70=209) 1 stroke England Philip Golding
5 11 Dec 2016 MCB Tour Championship −12 (67-67-68=204) 1 stroke England Paul Broadhurst
6 27 Aug 2017 Willow Senior Golf Classic −22 (67-60-67=194) 5 strokes Scotland Gary Orr
7 1 Jun 2019 Senior Italian Open −8 (69-72-67=208) Playoff France Marc Farry

Japan PGA Senior Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2018 Fujifilm Senior Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T16 T47 44 CUT
The Open Championship T17 T51 13 CUT T20 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T71 T25 T63
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship 29 T50 T14 CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 4 15 7
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 6 23 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1991 Open Championship – 1993 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Barry Lane". European Tour. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Barry Lane biography". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "It was lucky 13 yesterday for Barry Lane". The Glasgow Herald. 6 August 1983. p. 16.
  4. ^ "Britain's Barry Lane". The Glasgow Herald. 12 December 1983. p. 18.
  5. ^ "£20,000 for Lane". The Glasgow Herald. 14 October 1987. p. 23.

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