Former Ryder Cup player and five-time DP World Tour winner Barry Lane dies aged 62

Former Ryder Cup player Barry Lane has died at the age of 62.

Lane, a five-time DP World Tour winner and eight-time Legends Tour winner, made 693 starts on the DP World Tour and is fourth on the all-time appearance list.

He was a member of Bernard Gallacher's Ryder Cup team which was beaten 15-13 by the United States at The Belfry in 1993.

Lane was in Mauritius in December for the 2022 Legends Tour's season-ending MCB Tour Championship, where he presented the renamed Barry Lane Rookie of the Year trophy to Brazil's Adilson Da Silva.

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Barry Lane. To have seen such a level of success across both the European Tour and the now Legends Tour shows his dedication to the game of golf and he was a much-loved figure on both tours," said European Tour group chief executive Keith Pelley.

"The renaming of the Legends Tour's Rookie of the Year trophy in his honour is a fitting tribute, and I'm delighted he had the opportunity to present it in December."

Ryan Howsam, chairman of the Legends Tour, added: "This is a very sad day for all at Legends Tour.

"I've had the pleasure of spending time with Barry and (his wife) Camilla over the last few years as Barry played Legends Tour events with Camilla often by his side as caddie, winning eight Legends Tour titles, most recently the Senior Italian Open and the MCB Tour Championship in Madagascar, both in 2019."

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