Sam Torrance to receive lifetime achievement award

Scottish golfer Sam Torrance
Torrance masterminded Europe's Ryder Cup victory in 2002

Winning Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance is to receive a Scottish Golf Lifetime Achievement Award.

Torrance will be given the award in the year that marks a decade since he led the European team to victory over the United States at the Belfry.

The 58-year-old will become the third recipient of the award from the Scottish Golf Union.

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie and eight-time Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie were honoured last year.

And Torrance said: "I am privileged to be receiving the Scottish Golf Lifetime Achievement Award.

"I have enjoyed a wonderful career and I would like to think I am not finished yet.

"I love to play golf in Scotland and I love to come home to Scotland."

Largs-born Torrance played in eight Ryder Cup teams, winning in 1985, when he sank the winning putt, 1987, 1989 and 1995 and has been made an MBE and an OBE.

Since turning professional 40 years ago, Torrance has won 21 titles on the European Tour, and 11 Senior Tour titles.

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