Paul Lawrie will make his debut at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship this year

Open Champion of 1999 Paul Lawrie will make his debut at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship this year.

Paul Lawrie will appear at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire for the Pro Am competition on the 6th and 7th August 2014.

Lawrie has won eight times on the European Tour and feature in two winning Ryder Cup teams in 1999 and 2012.

Craig Lawrie, son of Paul, was the best placed amateur in last year’s event. Paul’s other son Michael will also play in the event making it a real family affair.

The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has been held at Nailcote Hall since 1998 and is the most valuable Par 3 tournament in the world with a total prize fund of £100,000.

The event will be hosted by Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin CBE, and takes place between Tuesday 5th and Friday 8th August.

It features the Championship Pro-Am competition and two Celeb-Am contests, offering golf lovers the once in a lifetime opportunity to play with stars of the European Tour and Senior’s Tour or, indeed, a well-known personality from the world of sport or entertainment.

Matthew Hayes, Managing Director of Champions (UK) plc, the event organiser, is delighted to welcome Paul to the Championship:

“Each year the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship attracts some of the biggest names in world golf and this year is no different.”.

Along with Paul Lawrie this year will see the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Peter Schmeichel, Jasper Carrott, BBC Sport’s Dan Walker, Peter Shilton OBE, Strictly judge Len Goodman, Neil Back MBE and Matthew Hoggard MBE all play at Nailcote Hall.

For more information visit www.britishpar3.com or to register for free tickets please visit http://britishpar3.com/tickets.php