The voice of the European Tour to so many along with a regal presence in the game is hanging up his IFB.
The news from the European Tour website with a going away gift from outgoing chief George O'Grady.
Laidlaw’s career in golf began when he started out on the Edinburgh Evening News in 1957. After a spell in television, first with STV then Grampian TV and, finally, the BBC as its news anchor in Edinburgh, he returned to golf with the London Evening Standard from 1973 to 1998. During that time he also commentated for BBC Radio, ITV, TWI, Eurosport and Screensport.
A move to full-time broadcasting followed as he became an integral part of the European Tour Productions commentary team and these days Laidlaw’s dulcet tones can be heard on The Golf Channel.
Earlier this year Laidlaw became the first non-American to cover 40 Masters Tournaments, and he has now covered 16 Ryder Cups and more than 130 majors.
“Thank for your support of The European Tour, through European Tour Weekly and every form of broadcast we have had over the years. You have been a great friend to the Tour,” said O’Grady.