Paul Lawrie has done it again by handing the Tartan Tour a timely boost.
The 1999 Open champion has helped land a new title in BrewDog, the Scottish Craft Beer firm, for this year’s Northern Open.
The BrewDog Northern Open will be held over the Old Course at Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth, starting with a pro-am on 2 June followed by the 54-hole championship over the next three days.
The deal was struck by Five Star Sports Agency, which is owned by Lawrie, with BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie.
They set up the company, which has its headquarters in the north-east of Scotland, in 2007 and it has now become a global brand.
“I’m delighted that BrewDog has come on board as the main sponsor of this historic championship,” said Lawrie, an honorary member of The PGA, who will be playing in the event himself in June.
“The fantastic support James and his team have agreed gives me confidence the BrewDog Northern Open will again become one of the top Order of Merit events on the PGA in Scotland’s Tour.”
First held in 1932, the Northern Open is one of the oldest and longest-standing events in golf. Past winners include the likes of John Panton (seven times) and Eric Brown.
More recently, Five Star Sports Agency client David Law won as an amateur in 2011 before repeating the feat as a pro three years later.
“Our mission is to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are,” said Watt.
“With this partnership, we’re excited to add a new audience to the people we can reach with awesome beers.”
Paul O’Hara stormed to victory in the most recent Northern Open at Moray in 2017.
The BrewDog Northern Open will carry a prize fund in the region of £25,000. It will bring together PGA Professionals, a number of invited professionals and amateurs.