Paul Lawrie, who played a crucial role in Europe’s Ryder Cup win at Medinah last week, has brought the cup back to the home of golf.

Lawrie traveled with the trophy from St. Andrews to Gleneagles, where he handed it over to mark the start of the build-up to the 2014 staging of the tournament.  

The number one ranked Scottish player beat in-form Brandt Snedeker 5 & 3 on Sunday with some stunning golf and is looking forward to hopefully representing Europe once again in 2014.

Lawrie said: “It is a privilege to bring The Ryder Cup back to Scotland. This is the home of golf and it somehow feels right to be taking the trophy, and all it represents, to Gleneagles. I have never experienced anything like that final day in Medinah, but being involved has spurred me on to hopefully play a part in Team Europe at Gleneagles 2014. It will be a really special event and I hope I can do enough to be in contention.”

Gleneagles Managing Director Patrick Elsmie said: “The Medinah Country Club set an incredibly high bar in hosting a truly memorable Ryder Cup, but the scenes in Chicago also demonstrated just why we were so keen to host this amazing sporting event. Seeing the trophy here at Gleneagles today brings home the fact that it’s Scotland’s turn next, and that the countdown to the 2014 Matches has begun. It is going to be a wonderful time for Scotland, and we at Gleneagles will ensure the tradition, class and theatre of The Ryder Cup are celebrated in style.”