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Queen honors Christian Horner, Paul Lawrie

Friday - 6/14/2013, 6:01pm  ET

Paul Lawrie, of Scotland, tees off on the 14th hole during practice for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LONDON (AP) -- Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and 1999 British Open champion Paul Lawrie are among the sporting figures honored by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday list.

Horner, who has helped turn Red Bull into Formula One's most successful team, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to motorsport.

Scottish golfer Lawrie also was awarded an OBE because of his successful foundation that encourages young people to play the sport. He was a member of Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team last year.

Diana Ellis, executive chairwoman of British Rowing, was knighted and is now a Dame -- one of the highest honors a British citizen can obtain.


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