‘He Will Be Sorely Missed’: Tour Professionals Join Golf World in Mourning Passing Away of 62-Year-Old Legends Tour Pro

‘He Will Be Sorely Missed’: Tour Professionals Join Golf World in Mourning Passing Away of 62-Year-Old Legends Tour Pro

The first day of every year is always special. Everyone makes resolutions and starts their life over, thinking that they will have a bright future ahead of them. Nevertheless, January 1, 2023 did not begin with good news for golf fans as we lost one of the foremost figures in the world of professional golf, Barry Lane.


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According to the official website of the Legends Tour, the tour for senior European players, Lane has died at the age of 62. Notably, the site did not mention the reason for his death.

Barry Lane, a true legend in the world of professional golf


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Born in 1960, Barry Lane started playing golf when he was just 14 years old. In particular, before joining the European Tour, current DP World Tour, in 1982, he worked as a professional assistant at the Downshire Golf Club near Bracknell.

It took more than a decade for Lane to win all five European Tour titles. However, he never failed to impress everyone with his incredible golf game as he went on to finish at least 11th in the European Tour Order of Merit between 1992 and 1995.

Representing his country four times at the Dunhill Cup and twice at the World Cup, winning the Andersen Consulting World Golf Championship in 1995, etc. are some of the other feats the Englishman had achieved while still on the European Tour.

After turning 50 in 2010, the golfer joined the European Seniors Tour, the current Legends Tour. Since joining, Lane has finished 7th or higher in the season standings seven times, including his eight wins.

Notably, the DP World Tour recently renamed the Rookie of the Year trophy to the Barry Lane Rookie of the Year trophy. And the golfer had the privilege of presenting the award earlier this month to Brazilian Adilson Da Silva at an event in Mauritius.

The golf world reacts to the demise of the Legends Tour pro

Since he is a prominent name in the world of golf, there were many who offered their condolences as soon as the Legends Tour posted the terrible news about him on their social media.

So sorry to hear the sad news that Barry Lane has passed away a fantastic golfer but an even better person RIP 🙏🏻

— Stephen Gallacher (@stevieggolf) January 1, 2023

What a sad way to approach the new year. A good golfer and a true friend. Everyone who knew him will miss that smile and humor. RIP Baz and condolences to Camilla, Ben, Emma and the rest of the family. 💔

— Tony Johnstone (@TonyJohnstone56) January 1, 2023

So sad. It was nice to see him with Camilla in Mauritius. What a player and an even better guy. RIP Baz x

— Simon Khan (@simonkhangolf) January 1, 2023

Notably, European Tour players Simon Khan, Joel Sjoholm and Stephen Gallacher were quick to show how Lane’s death affected them.

Really sad news, he was a great guy, and the first to contact me and welcome me to the legends tour. He will be missed by all.

— Euan McIntosh (@Mcintosh1969) January 1, 2023

One need only read the responses to see the esteem Barry enjoyed among his peers and friends. Condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed 💔

— Richard Kaufman (@KaufmanRichard) January 1, 2023


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Terribly sad news. One of my favorites since day one. Effortless strong power and he had some of the best stories. Condolences to Camilla and her family 💔😢

— andrew marshall (@marshygolf) January 1, 2023


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Not only his colleagues, but also the fans also reacted in the same way to the death of the eight-time Legends Tour champion. Although he passed away suddenly, his accomplishments would make him immortal in the minds of all golf lovers.

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