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Paul Lawrie meeting doctor to prolong his golf career

Paul Lawrie has confirmed he has arranged a meeting with a doctor to help sort out a troublesome foot injury.

Lawrie was triumphant at the Dimension Data Pro-Am this season to claim his first Sunshine Tour title, but has struggled to replicate that form since – missing the cut four times in the past eight tournaments.

The 1999 Open champion, whose last win on the European Tour came back in 2012, has been badly affected by a foot problem. He revealed the issue has "got to the point where I'm really struggling."

Scotland's star, who is eyeing a spot on the Senior Tour when he hits 50 in just under 18 months, has now confirmed he will meet with a doctor following a discussion with Jose Maria Olazabal.

"Surgery won't do any good. We talked about fusing the bones initially, but that would have left me with no movement and flexibility," he was quoted as saying by . "I've taken four weeks off in total and I'm going to go to see a doctor in Munich who Jose Maria Olazabal has recommended.

"We'll have a chat and see what we can do, but if I can't play much then I won't and, in any case, I've had a good run, whatever happens."

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