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Martin Laird |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/29/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Colorado State University

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Martin Laird makes his fourth start in the Quicken Loans National ranked 139th in the FedExCup standings.
Laird has experienced becoming a father for the first time this season, so it's certainly possible that the life change has carried over to the golf course. His history in this event his good, making each of his three cuts highlighted by a T11 at Congressional in 2012. He's made three of his last five cuts, including a pair of T30s. Jun 25 - 10:08 PM
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Martin Laird turns his attention to Muirfield Village for this week's Memorial Tournament.

The Scot is 2-for-3 at Muirfield Village with his lowest round being a measly 1-under 71, doing so four times. Having posted at least two top 10s in each of the past six years, you could say Laird is due for a big finish soon. Not going lower than 1-under in 10 attempts leads us to believe that we may have to wait a little longer for that first top 10 of the season.
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May 28 - 11:10 AM

Martin Laird grinded to a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his second round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

It was a challenging day for the Scot, but it was rewarding. He hit only nine greens in regulation and squared four bogeys. However, he holed out for eagle from the rough eight yards out at the par-5 fifth hole (his second eagle of the week) and added a zero-putt birdie from 11 yards at 14. Laird wrangled four birdies in all, but he saved his round with a trio of par conversions from 12-15 feet at Nos. 9, 12 and 18. At 5-under 139, he's four swings back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 2 - 1:34 PM

Martin Laird turned in a 3-under-par 32-37=69 for his opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Since his first child was born over two months ago, Laird is a mere 1-for-4 with a solo 76th at Bay Hill. Today's score is his lowest aggregate as a father and has him three strokes off the clubhouse lead. He hit only 10 greens in regulation, but limited the negative to two bogeys while racking up an eagle and three birdies. The Scot circled all of his par breakers in a six-hole stretch on the back side of Quail Hollow, which marked his first nine. The set included hole-out from off the green at Nos. 12 and 14 from 21 yards and seven yards, respectively. The eagle measured just 6'8" at the par-5 18th, leaving his last birdie as the longest conventional conversion of the loop, 11'9" at 17.
May 1 - 7:02 PM

Martin Laird enters the Wells Fargo Championship ranked 145th in the FedExCup standings.

A disappointing start for the Scot as he's finished inside the FEC top 50 each of the past three years. Laird ranks 35th in driving distance and 26th in going for the green percentage. Both aggressive attributes should help him this week as the search for his first top 10 of the season continues.
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Apr 29 - 10:44 AM

Martin Laird chased his opening 72 at the Valero Texas Open with a 5-over-par 37-40=77, reaching the cut in 5-over 149, two strokes too many to play the weekend.

He was doing fine even with two bogeys on his card through 12 holes, but the Scot closed with five bogeys and a birdie before slamming his trunk. Other notables that you will not see at TPC San Antonio on Saturday include: 148--Ernie Els; Nicolas Colsaerts ... 149--Padraig Harrington; David Toms ... 150--K.J. Choi; Brendan Steele; Ryo Ishikawa ... 151--Billy Horschel; Danny Lee (68-83!); Peter Uihlein ... 153--Jeff Overton.
Mar 29 - 2:09 AM

Martin Laird opened his title defense of the Valero Texas Open with an even-par 36-36=72 and finished four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The Scot hit only 11 greens in regulation and traded three birdies with three bogeys. Each of his par breakers began rolling from outside 13 feet, the longest stretching 20'7" at the par-5 second hole, his 11th of the loop. It's his first round at TPC San Antonio that wasn't a red number in his last seven. Because of the difficulty of the track, it will take only one low number to rapidly climb the leaderboard. Laird learned this the fun way when he emerged with last year's trophy after a course-record-tying 63 in the finale.
Mar 27 - 4:31 PM

Martin Laird returns to TPC San Antonio to defend his Valero Texas Open title.

A T9 in 2011 contributes to the suggestion that this could be a nice layout for Laird, but his form entering last year's competition was questionable at best. And he needed a course-record-tying 63 to snipe the win after starting the final round five swing in arrears. In six starts leading up to it, he had missed four cuts while sprinkling in a T70 and a T34. He's much better rested this time around, as he took more than a month off before playing in last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational where he finished 76th, but questions regarding form linger.
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Mar 24 - 9:26 PM

Martin Laird returns to the site of his second PGA TOUR win and will compete in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The three-time winner has made all four of his cuts at Bay Hill, however his win here in 2011 is his only top-30 finish. Though he’s made his last six cuts on the PGA TOUR entering this week, it’s hard to get a true read on his form. Laird last played at the Northern Trust Open, tying for 65th, and hasn’t played any of the events on the Florida Swing.
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Mar 18 - 9:36 PM

Martin Laird answered his opening 67 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's second round.

If you were walking alongside Laird today, you were treated to quite a show early on. He opened with a birdie conversion from 20'3" at the par-4 first hole. After a standard-issue par at 2, he knocked his approach into an unplayable lie well right of the green at the par-5 third. After blasting his fourth across the green into the rough, he holed out for par from 18 yards. Not quite done, the Scot then parlayed the fortune into birdies at Nos. 4 and 5, the former measuring 25'5". An 11-foot par save at the par-4 eighth ensued before TPC Scottsdale finally won a battle with a bogey at 9. After his second and last bogey of the round at 12, he holed birdie attempts from 10'9" and 13'6" at 13 and 15, respectively. Laird is 7-under 135, five strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Jan 31 - 8:01 PM

With a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Martin Laird settled three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

His first child due in March, and he doesn't set up as a reliable fantasy investment given that priority (and the words we relayed to you earlier this month), but the Scot arrived at TPC Scottsdale slotted T78 in FedExCup points. Today he went 4-for-4 in scrambling but swallowed a three-putt bogey from 48'9" at the par-3 fourth hole. Elsewhere, he picked off an eagle-3 from 23'4" at 13 and three birdies, the most notable of which a hole-out from 29 yards at No. 11.
Jan 30 - 4:31 PM

In the latest issue of Golf World (Jan. 13, 2014), Dave Shedloski authored a story compiling the plethora of PGA TOUR members with kids either recently born or due later this year.

The article, which is not available online but can be found in "Tour Talk" on page 18 of the print edition, cites the December births of Chris Kirk's and Kevin Streelman's kids. It also points to the current pregnancies of the wives of Webb Simpson (due in May), Patrick Reed (due in late May) and Martin Laird (due in March). Simpson is expecting his third child but Reed and Laird will be first-time fathers. "The only thing that matters to me this year is having the baby," said Laird, "and golf is going to take a back seat." You could make the argument that he's seemed to be distracted since finishing fifth at the Scottish Open last summer. His solo 20th at last week's 30-man Hyundai Tournament of Champions matched the best finish of his previous eight starts since. Although no one can argue with his priorities, his honesty won't woo fantasy investors. He's not yet exempt into any of the majors or World Golf Championships this season.
Jan 12 - 3:05 PM

Martin Laird settled for a 2-under-par 36-35=71 in his opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

So much for a horse for the course, at least 18 holes in. Laird sunk four of 14 opportunities to break par, including a round-long 16'9" conversion at the par-3 11th hole, but also swallowed two bogeys. He hadn't penciled in anything higher than 70 in eight previous competitive loops of the Plantation Course. His success on the track is well-known to gamers that expected better today. It didn't help that he fanned on two tries inside eight feet.
Jan 3 - 8:01 PM

Martin Laird is set to make his third start on the Plantation Course this week in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and his short history speaks for itself.

Laird's first two attempts at winning the season-opening event came up just short. He tied for fourth in his first stop back in 2010, then emerged as the runner-up to Steve Stricker in 2012. Judging by that trend, the Scot could be in line to pick up his fourth PGA TOUR victory this week. His victory at the Valero Texas Open paved the way for this week's tee time.
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Mon, Dec 30, 2013 09:51:00 PM

Martin Laird chased his opening 68 at the CIMB Classic with a 2-under-par 34-36=70 to hit the halfway point at 6-under 138, three strokes adrift of the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Scot play a tug of war with the West Course at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club today. He was birdie-free 1-over through six holes before ringing up three straight birdies at holes 16-18. But he squared his round with bogeys at his first two holes after the turn, only to pick off two more birdies coming in. Three of his five birdies came on par 5s, thus giving his card another wrinkle after Thursday's blemish-free card with pars on the quartet of three-shotters.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:38:00 AM