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Martin Laird |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/29/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Colorado State University

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Martin Laird chased his opening, bogey-free 65 at the Open with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in today's second round to post 8-under 136 at the midpoint, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Overnight leader Brendan Steele had just begun his second round when Laird signed his card today, so the Scot has to settle for T2 on the live leaderboard. Nevertheless, he's positioned to strike on the weekend in Napa despite hitting only half of the greens in regulation at Silverado today. That led to three bogeys, but he averted two others with par saves ranging 11-13 feet at the par-4 10th and 13th holes. Laird's most impressive of four birdies came unexpectedly at the par-5 16th hole. After playing shots 1 and 2 into the right rough, he landed his third in a greenside bunker. However, his fourth from 24 yards disappeared into the cup. Oct 16 - 4:43 PM

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Martin Laird took Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course for seven birdies before signing for a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-32=65 for opening round of the Open.

Laird's arrived in Napa, California, with virtually zero form. The only payday in his last seven starts anywhere was a T59 at the Wyndham Championship. But, golf. Today, the Scot split 11 (of 14) fairways and went 4-for-4 in scrambling with respective par saves from 17'2" and 11'11" at the par-4 first and third holes. He also connected from 44'2", 12'1" and 29'11" for birdies at Nos. 6, 7 and 14, respectively. He walked off positioned just three shots off Brendan Steele's overnight lead. At last check, Laird ranked fifth in the field in strokes gained: putting for the round at 3.381.
Oct 15 - 9:40 PM

Martin Laird arrives back at TPC Boston for his sixth appearance at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Scot is 3-for-5 at this venue, but has just one finish better than T50. He arrives in Norton, Massachusetts, ranked 96th in the FedExCup standings. He barely squeaked into this week's field, so he'll need to find another gear here at TPC Boston. With zero top 50s in his last five starts, gamers should look elsewhere when setting rosters this week.
Sep 3 - 10:11 PM

Since World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational champion Shane Lowry was already eligible for this week's PGA Championship, Martin Laird has qualified for the major.

The Scot was first alternate when the field was released late last week. He's poised for his fifth appearance in the season's final major, but he's yet to crack a top 40. Speaking of which, Laird has only one top 40 in his last 13 starts worldwide (T15, Travelers). Sean O'Hair is now first alternate at Whistling Straits.
Aug 9 - 7:46 PM

Martin Laird contests his fourth RBC Canadian Open and third at this week's venue, the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

Laird is exempt on the PGA TOUR through the end of this season via his win at the 2013 Valero Texas Open. He enters this week 70th in the FedExCup standings by way of three top 10s on 18 starts to the season. Those three top 10s however, all came before March, including a season-best T3 at the Open back in October. Since his latest top 10 in early February (T7, Farmers Insurance Open), he's cashed eight times in 11 starts, but only cracked the top 30 once. That came in his last start in the States, a T15 at the Travelers Championship, where he closed in 67-67-67. The 32-year-old's latest action came on the European Tour where he missed the cut on native soil at the Scottish Open. Laird has three prior starts at the RBC, including T29/2014 and two top 25s in 2008/09 at this week's venue Glen Abbey.
Jul 21 - 7:09 PM

Martin Laird authored a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Travelers Championship and is in the clubhouse at 9-under 271, currently T16 on the live leaderboard.

Laird began the final round at 6-under (T34) and eight swings off the pace. He overshadowed one bogey (par-3 fifth) with two birdies at Nos. 6 and 8 to turn 1-under. The Scotsman squared his second bogey at par-4 12th, but bounced back at the par-5 13th, rolling in a bomb from 36'11" for the eagle-3. The 32-year-old, 68th in the FedExCup standings, added his fourth par breaker at 15, converting from just under 15 feet. Laird will record his sixth top 25 on the season (18 events) but first since a T7 at the Farmers Insurance Open in February (11 starts ago). He will also push aside his career-best T33 (in four appearances) at the 2011 Travelers.
Jun 28 - 4:11 PM

Martin Laird will look for his first top 10 at the Travelers Championship in his fourth career start at TPC River Highlands.

Laird is 1-for-3 at the Travelers with two missed cuts (2010, 2008) and a T33 in his last appearance in 2011. The Scot is 13-for-17 on the season with five top 25s, including three top 10s, good for 68th in the FedExCup standings. The 32-year-old's season-best T3 came at the season-opening Open back in October, adding a T5 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and a T7 the following week at the Farmers Insurance Open. Things have gone amiss since, cracking the top 40 but once (T33, Valspar Championship) over his last 10 events and missing two cuts in his last three starts.
Jun 23 - 10:14 PM

Martin Laird arrives at this week's Crowne Plaza Invitaional at Colonial ranked 58th in the FedExCup standings.

Laird counts three victories on the PGA TOUR and one of those came in Texas at the 2013 Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. He's enjoyed success in Forth Worth as well, posting consecutive T10s at the CPI in 2010 (debut) and 2011. Overall, the 32-year-old is 4-for-4 at Colonial adding T54 in 2013 and T30 in last year's edition. The Scotsman started his 2014-15 campaign red hot, posting five top 25s in his first seven events but hasn't cracked the top 30 in any of his last six starts.
May 19 - 2:20 PM

After a lackluster performance on the East Coast, Martin Laird looks to return to earlier-season form at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Laird is 1-for-3 at Zurich with T24 in 2009 as his only cash. He returned last year (after a four-year NOLA hiatus), only to shoot 70-77 and miss the cut by five. The 32-year-old Scot ranks 43rd in FedExCup points on the strength of two West Coast top 10s. Overall, he's made seven-straight cuts but hasn't placed in the top 30 in any of his last four starts.
Apr 21 - 6:50 PM

In today's opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Martin Laird lapped Bay Hill Club and Lodge in bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-35=68.

The 2011 champ concluded his twist on the West Coast Swing with top 10s, but settled for a T33 at last week's Valspar Championship, which was his start since the PGA TOUR migrated east. He's 5-for-5 at Bay Hill and about to pad that résumé. Laird missed only one of the 14 fairways and just two greens in regulation. He collected four birdies, including runs from 15'7" and 14'8" at the 11th and 13th holes, respectively. When he walked off, he was just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Mar 19 - 6:07 PM

Martin Laird is back in action at this week's Valspar Championship.

Laird cracked the top 15 in each of his three starts in 2015, with a T7 in the Farmers Insurance Open his last outing. That means he sat out the last four weeks. The big question will be surrounding if he is able to pick up where he left off, or if a little rust gathered on the clubs. He tied for fifth at the Copperhead Course back in 2011, so if the stars align he could certainly make some serious noise this week.
Mar 11 - 8:33 PM

Martin Laird crafted a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to take the clubhouse lead at 7-under 281.

Laid began the day as an afterthought, but difficult conditions at Torrey Pines South on Sunday have him in the mix. He picked up three birdies on the front nine, and traded a bogey on the par-4 14th with a birdie on the par-5 18th on the back. All of his birdies fell from inside of 10 feet, with the 9'4" birdie on the 18th the highlight. He will now wait and watch.
Feb 8 - 4:22 PM

Martin Laird tossed up another 4-under-par 68 in today's second round of the Farmers Insurance Open, only this time on the North Course at Torrey Pines.

Laird shot respective nines of 36 and 32 with one eagle, three birdies and a bogey. (He co-leads the field with two eagles at the midpoint.) While he's split just six (of 14) fairways in each round, the Scot has totaled 29 greens in regulation, including 15 today. At 8-under 136, he's just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Feb 6 - 6:39 PM

Martin Laird enjoyed a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open on the South Course at Torrey Pines.

The Scot was the outright leader after both 36 and 54 holes in Arizona last week, but then faded to finish in a two-way tie for fifth place after a Sunday 72. As veteran touring pros are known to do, he turned the page immediately to put himself in terrific position to pounce on the pushover that is Torrey North on Friday. Today's loop included an eagle-3 and six birdies. His longest conversion measured 18 feet for birdie at the par-3 16th hole. Laird is four strokes in arrears of the clubhouse lead.
Feb 5 - 8:06 PM

Martin Laird settled for a 1-over-par 34-38=72 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to share fifth place at 12-under 272.

This one has to hurt for the 54-hole leader. The Scot birdied his very first hole, but couldn't find another one until the par-5 15th. He was tied with Brooks Koepka with the lead with two holes remaining, but a three-putt bogey on the par-4 17th and a drive in the water that led to double bogey on the par-4 18th would send him plummeting down the leaderboard. He will lick his wounds and live to fight another day, as the state of his game is clearly good.
Feb 1 - 6:09 PM