Sports activities digest: Lawrie leaving European Tour
Paul Lawrie is making his 620th look on the European Tour on the Scottish Open this week. It additionally will likely be his final.
The 1999 British Open champion is quitting the tour after the event at The Renaissance Membership due to issues together with his again.
Lawrie will play on the senior circuit as a substitute.
“There are a variety of components behind the choice, the primary one being that I don’t really feel I may be aggressive week in, week out at this degree,” Lawrie stated after opening with a 2-over 73 on the Scottish Open. “My again is just not superb. I’ve acquired a herniated disc and I battle to observe sufficient. I’m not in a position to hit the quantity of balls I want. I’m not significantly gifted so I lose my sport fairly shortly.”
The 51-year-old Lawrie is exempt for the British Open till the age of 60 after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, however has but to resolve whether or not he’ll proceed to compete within the oldest main.
Lawrie has seven different skilled wins, and was a member of the Europe crew that received the Ryder Cup at Medinah in 2012.
WORLD CUP: Organizers of Alpine snowboarding’s World Cup revealed a season schedule Thursday that limits the danger from the coronavirus pandemic however retains races in China to check a venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Two girls’s races in Yanqing, northwest of Beijing, in February is the one cease exterior Europe for males or girls all season. Officers had beforehand dominated out having any races in the United States and Canada to reduce journey points.
Nonetheless, males’s race director Markus Waldner cautioned officers “the possibility is excessive that we cancel some occasions this season.”
“The final image is just not good,” Waldner instructed ski officers worldwide in an Worldwide Ski Federation on-line presentation. “It’s a really difficult equation.”
Athlete delegate Daniel Yuletide acknowledged some skiers “are going to be dissatisfied” by a testing and security protocol that might stop them beginning races.
“However crucial factor is that races truly happen,” stated Yuletide, a slalom standout representing Switzerland.
The season opens with the normal big slaloms at Soelden, Austria, introduced ahead one week to Oct. 17-18. It’s scheduled to finish March 21 at Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
AMERICAN JOINS BARCELONA: Sergiño Dest grew to become the primary American participant to affix Barcelona’s prime squad on Thursday after the younger proper again signed a five-year contract.
Barcelona paid Ajax $24.7 million plus an extra $5.8 million in add-ons to accumulate the defender.
“I’ve little question that he will likely be a really helpful participant for Barça,” Coach Ronald Koeman stated on Wednesday when Dest arrived on the membership and handed his medical.
The 19-year-old Dest will change Nelson Semedo after his transfer to Wolverhampton in England, and provides Koeman another choice beside Sergi Roberto on the appropriate facet of the protection.
HENDRICK-CHILDRESS: Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will mix to determine one frequent Chevrolet engine specification.
Chevrolet is the one unique engine producer in NASCAR with two organizations constructing and supplying powertrains. Each Ford and Toyota have streamlined engine constructing to 1 provider. However Hendrick and Childress have famous engine packages that neither wished to relinquish. After the 2020 season, the 2 organizations will share analysis and improvement.
“Whereas our two championship-winning organizations will collaborate on analysis and improvement, our respective engine store operations will proceed to operate independently as they presently do,” the organizations stated in a joint assertion Thursday.