For a while, European Tour fans had to look out for two Lawries: the Scottish one Paul, who won the 1999 Open Championship with a 10-shot comeback in the final round, and the Irishman Peter, who had become a staple on the circuit.
However, in the last two years, Peter Lawrie has fallen off the map, dropping from 161st in the world two years ago to about 900th in the Official World Golf Ranking to start 2015.
There are a lot of reasons a player can lose their game, but Lawrie's reason is unique: He says he became addicted to soda.
“I was addicted to it and I tried to stop it,” Lawrie said to Irish-based Newstalk and its “Golf Weekly” podcast. “I was drinking liters of the stuff. Even in the hottest countries, like Malaysia, I would have Coke on the golf course, because I was addicted to it.”
The 40-year-old cut Coke from his diet as part of a fitness push in 2013 -- an approach Lawrie was killing his career.
“I went from such a high on sugar to a dramatic low,” he continued. “And IRead More »from Euro Tour golfer Lawrie blames soda addiction for rapid game decline