Lawrie has been tipped as the Scot most likely to triumph at Royal Lytham and St Annes this week by countryman Colin Montgomerie.
The 43-year-old is in the form of his life this season and is in contention to make the European team for the Ryder Cup in Illinois in September.
The Aberdonian won the Qatar Masters in February and finished second in the BMW PGA Championship in May.
However, Lawrie's displays in The Open have left a great deal to be desired since he lifted the Claret Jug 13 years ago.
His best finish was a tie for 42nd spot at Royal Lytham in 2001 and he has missed the halfway cut on seven occasions.
Lawrie said: This is my favourite form of golf, links golf, with the weather and the need to be a bit more strategic to avoid the bunkers.
"I feel it is my best chance to do well, but, apart from winning it, my record is pretty poor. Every year I turn up just trying to improve on my record.
"I don't put any extra pressure on myself this week – I put pressure on myself every week. But I did that in Qatar and I won.
"You are under pressure every week because, when you play poorly, people criticise you and have a go. It's the same at every tournament, not just The Open.
"But this is my favourite form of golf, which makes it surprising that my record isn't the best. It's not the worst – but I'd like it a bit better."
Lawrie will tee off alongside United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Tim Clark in the first round at 8.38am tomorrow.
And he is optimistic the weather, which is forecast to be wet and windy, will be kinder to the early starters and he can make a positive start.
Unlike many competitors, Lawrie is not daunted by the prospect of playing such a difficult golf course in poor conditions.
He said: "It's a good draw on a course that many people are comparing to Carnoustie. The rough is there. You just have to hit it a bit straighter. That's the plan.
"It is what it is. There's not much you can do. If it's low scoring and the course is easy, that's what it is. If it's tough and level-par is going to be a good score, that's what you deal with.
"Of course, it's the same for everyone and you should just get on with it. It's no different for anyone teeing off on the first.
"The Open is always the best week of the golf year – regardless of the conditions."