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Former Ryder Cup player Barry Lane dies aged 62 following a short illness

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Former Ryder Cup player Barry Lane dies aged 62 following a short illness

Former Ryder Cup player Barry Lane has died aged 62 following a short illness, with the Englishman a five-time winner on the European Tour

  • Former Ryder Cup player Barry Lane has died aged 62 after a short illness
  • Lane was part of Bernard Gallacher’s 1993 team which defeated the USA at The Belfry
  • Lane is also a five-time winner on the DP World Tour where he has made 693 starts
  • The Legends Tour chairman said: ‘This is a very sad day for everyone on the Legends Tour.’

Former Ryder Cup player Barry Lane has died aged 62.

Lane, a five-time DP World Tour winner and eight-time Legends Tour winner, has made 693 DP World Tour starts and is fourth on the all-time appearances list.

He was a member of Bernard Gallacher’s Ryder Cup team which the United States defeated 15-13 at The Belfry in 1993.

Former Ryder Cup and European Tour player Barry Lane has died aged 62 after a short illness

Former Ryder Cup and European Tour player Barry Lane has died aged 62 after a short illness

Lane was in Mauritius in December for the 2022 Legends Tour’s season-ending MCB Tour Championship, where he presented the renamed Barry Lane Rookie of the Year trophy to Brazil’s Adilson Da Silva.

‘We are deeply saddened to hear of Barry Lane’s passing. To see that level of success on both the European Tour and now the Legends Tour shows his dedication to the game of golf and he is a beloved figure on both tours,’ said European Tour group chief executive Keith Pelley.

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‘Renaming the Legends Tour’s Rookie of the Year trophy in his honor is a fitting tribute, and I’m delighted he had the opportunity to present it in December.’

Ryan Howsam, chairman of the Legends Tour, added: ‘This is a very sad day for everyone on the Legends Tour.

‘I’ve enjoyed spending time with Barry and (his wife) Camilla over the past few years as Barry played Legends Tour events with Camilla often by his side as a caddy, winning eight Legends titles Tour, most recently the Senior Italian Open and the MCB Tour Championship in Madagascar, both in 2019.

Lane was also a member of Bernard Gallacher's 1993 Ryder Cup team which lost at The Belfry

Lane was also a member of Bernard Gallacher’s 1993 Ryder Cup team which lost at The Belfry