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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 stumbled late in the third round of the Wyndham Championship and settled for a 1-under-par 32-37=69, reaching the 54-hole mark at 10-under 200.
The Scot picked up three birdies on Sedgefield CC's front nine, including a 18'7" effort on the par-4 eighth. The tables would turn on the inward nine, with Laird suffering two bogeys without the benefit of a birdie or better. His ball-striking was impeccable, splitting 13 of 14 fairways and landing 15 GIR. He entered the week 136th in the FedExCup standings, and a top-10 finish does not guarantee that he will move inside the top 125 for a spot in the FEC Playoffs. Aug 16 - 5:37 PM

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Martin Laird piled on with a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round of the Wyndham Championship.

Added to his opening 65, the Scot is 9-under 131 at the break, one stroke back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. Laird opened today's loop with a birdie conversion from 40'5" at the par-4 10th. He found six more birdies, the longest of that set dropping from 34'4" at the par-3 third. Laird also squared three bogeys, all on par 4s, the second of which via a three-putt from just inside 36 feet at No. 2.
Aug 15 - 5:59 PM

Martin Laird submitted a 5-under-par 31-34=65 for his opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

After enduring was shaped up to be a lost season, the Scot tied for sixth place in Reno two weeks ago. The Barracuda Championship is funky in that it uses the Modified Stableford scoring system, but Laird put to rest doubts over whether that mattered. He opened birdie-birdie at Sedgefield today, and then buried an eagle from 11'2" at the par-5 fifth hole. After swallowing his only bogey of the day at the par-4 sixth where he three-putted from just outside 38 feet, he came home in bogey-free 2-under with birdies at 8 and 16. He went on to sign his card sitting one stroke off the clubhouse lead. Laird is 136th in the FedExCup standings, but he's fully exempt for 2014-15 via his win at the 2013 Valero Texas Open.
Aug 14 - 1:12 PM

Martin Laird picked up 12 points in his final round of the Barracuda Championship with a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-34=66.

Laird is the first to reach the clubhouse with 35 points, but can likely hope for nothing better than a third-place finish. Of his six birdies, two fell from outside of 15 feet. He entered the week 144th in the FedExCup standings and now finds himself squarely on the bubble for the FedExCup Playoffs with only the Wyndham Championship remaining on his schedule.
Aug 3 - 4:59 PM

Martin Laird collected 13 points in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship.

Laird is 144th in the FedExCup standings, but he's fully exempt through next season. Still, he needs to make a move to clinch a spot for the potential windfall that awaits in the Playoffs. Today offered a great start. He hit 15 greens in regulation and picked off seven birdies to hide one bogey. He's three points off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Jul 31 - 4:14 PM

Martin Laird will take on Royal Montreal GC in his 18th start of the season at the RBC Canadian Open.

The Scot took some time off for the birth of his first child earlier this season, which has likely hurt him on the course. He ranks 153rd in the FedExCup standings and needs to mount a serious charge down the stretch if he is to qualify for the Playoffs. His last top-25 finish came way back in February in the form of a T19 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Jul 22 - 9:57 PM

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 18 - 9:36 PM