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Martin Laird

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/29/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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Martin Laird authored a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's final round of the Quicken Loans National to wrap his sixth appearance on 4-under 280, up 16 places to T30 with play still in progress.
The Colorado State alum had dropped outside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings after three straight missed cuts so he needed to reverse course. He didn't light it up this week but he's on track for his first top-40 finish since T11 at Riviera back in February. The 33-year-old hit 14 greens in regulation and converted two par breakers along the way. He eagled the par-5 sixth from 18'8" and birdied the par-4 eighth from 6'6", otherwise carding 16 pars, highlighted by a zero-putt version at the par-4 fifth, holing-out from 25'8" away. Jun 26 - 2:21 PM

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Martin Laird ranks 117th in the FedExCup standings ahead of this week's Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Scot is 9-for-12 on the season with a lone top 10 at the Farmers at the end of January (T8). His next best was T11 at the Northern Trust but has since posted CUT-CUT-T43 and T66 in his last start at the Houston Open five weeks ago. The 33-year-old has cashed four times in seven attempts at Quail Hollow with a best of T26 in 2012. More recently, he posted T55 last year after rounds of 72-70-73-71.
May 4 - 5:51 PM

Martin Laird signed for a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in today's final round of the Northern Trust Open to post 8-under 276, up eight spots on the live leaderboard to T11.

Laird moved to 7-for-8 on the season with just his second top 25 (T8, Farmers) and also his second top-25 finish at the Northern Trust (T25/2011). After opening his seventh visit to Riviera CC in 68-70-69, he began the finale on 6-under (T19). Thru 17 holes, the 33-year-old outpaced two bogeys with three birdies before dropping a four-footer at the par-4 18th for a walk-off 3. For the week, he circled 15 birdies against seven bogeys, the latter was ranked T8 at the time he signed his card.
Feb 21 - 5:51 PM

Martin Laird conjured up a 5-over-par 41-36=77 in the two-day final round of the Farmers Insurance Open for a 72-hole aggregate of 1-under 287, good for a five-way tie for eighth.

Laird posted his second straight top 10 at the Farmers (T7/2015) and first top 10 of the season in six events. He had five holes to complete on Monday when play resumed, and he carded five straight pars while bogeys (or worse) were flying everywhere else. The 33-year-old originally began his final frame on Sunday on 6-under (T9) after opening in 69-68-73. For the week, he totaled 14 birdies, nine bogeys and two doubles and led the field in greens in regulation (55/72) at 76.39 percent.
Feb 1 - 6:48 PM

Martin Laird authored a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open to reach the midpoint at 7-under 137, up 11 spots on the live leaderboard to T4, two adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi.

The Scot is making his eighth FIO appearance and owns a personal-best T7 in last year's edition, his only top 10 thus far at Torrey Pines. He was T2 thru 36 holes and two back after opening in 68-68, but a third-round 4-over 76 knocked him off the pace, finishing with 3-under 69 on Torrey Pines South. This year, he began with another 69 on the South Course (six birdies, one bogey and a double), and tacked on today's blemish-free four-birdie effort. The 33-year-old landed just four (of 14) fairways but managed 14 greens in regulation, settling for a pedestrian 1.929 putts per GIR.
Jan 29 - 6:08 PM

Martin Laird arrives at the holiday break ranked 110th in the FedExCup standings.

The Scot finished 99th on the FEC leaderboard last season, so it's all status quo early on. As he approaches 200 career PGA TOUR career starts, he currently sports a 65 percent ratio of cuts made. Not too shabby, but the 10 podium finishes is what really impresses. Laird had coincidentally recorded a victory every other season until he broke that streak last year. Perhaps he can restart that trend in 2016.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 11:06:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 04:43:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 09:40:00 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.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 10:11:00 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.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 07:46:00 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.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 07:09:00 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.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:11:00 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.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 10:14:00 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.
Tue, May 19, 2015 02:20:00 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.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 06:50:00 PM