Victorian Deyen Lawson has made an instant impression on the European Tour, if not on Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer.
A recent graduate of Qualifying School to earn full playing rights for the 2019 season, Lawson finished his year at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa by picking up a brand new BMW 850 M for making an ace at Leopard Creek Country Club’s 153-metre par-3 16th in the final round.
Incredibly, it was Lawson’s second consecutive eagle having made 3 at the par-5 15th hole, lifting him to a two-under 70 and a tie for 47th in his final event of the year.
But in an analysis of Lawson’s ace on Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’, Rymer barely gave Lawson a pass mark for his richly rewarding shot.
“It looked a little thin to me,” said Rymer, a notoriously tough marker of aces.
“Did you see the way it rolled in? It’s an 8-iron from 167 yards, shouldn’t it be backing up a little? That’s like a C-minus there. He probably pushed it a little bit too; he wasn’t aiming at that flag.”
Nevertheless, we’re quite sure Lawson is pretty chuffed with his early Christmas present that can sell in Australia for more than $270,000.