Ryder Cup legend Torrance chats about his book Out of Bounds
Last Updated: 15/02/13 3:49pm
Sam Torrance delighted European golf fans when he captained his continent to victory in the 2002 Ryder Cup at The Belfry.
The Scot had a glittering playing career, too, winning 21 times on the European Tour between 1976-98 and finishing fifth at the 1981 British Open at Royal St George's.
Torrance jotted down his golfing highs and lows in his book Out of Bounds: Legendary Tales from the 19th Hole, and he spoke candidly about them to Sporting Chapters.
The Ayrshire-born star reflected on his days as a Ryder Cup player - Torrance appeared in eight tournaments and sunk the winning putt in 1985 - and his successful stint as skipper.
Torrance also talked about the late Seve Ballesteros, the impact his father Bob had on his career and how, despite golf becoming more professional, the players still enjoyed plenty of banter on Tour.
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