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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 turned in a 4-under-par 34-34=68 after the third round of the RBC Canadian Open to reach the three-quarter pole on 6-under 210, up 16 places on the live leaderboard to T5, three back of clubhouse leader Brandt Snedeker.
The 33-year-old was the 18-hole leader two starts ago at the opposite-field Barracuda (Modified Stableford) and eventually finished a season-best T7. He arrived this week at No. 126 in the FedExCup standings with just two top 10s in 19 events and only five events remaining until the start of the Playoffs. The Scot began the third frame on 2-under (T21) after opening his fifth Canadian Open in 73-69. He striped eight (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, currently leading the field in the latter at 81.48 percent (44/54). Laird outpaced one bogey (failed scramble) with five birdies, each from inside of 12 feet. Jul 23 - 4:27 PM

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Martin Laird settled for an even-par 36-36=72 in today's final round of the Barracuda Championship to gather 3 points and post a four-day tally of 31 points, down three places to solo seventh.

The 33-year-old was making his fourth appearance in Reno and continued the love affair with his fourth top-10 finish. He began the finale in solo fourth with 28 points, 11 points back of 54-hole leader and eventual champ Greg Chalmers. The Scot exchanged bogeys on Nos. 3, 12 and 14 with birdies on 9, 13 and 18. For the week, he totaled 20 birdies against nine bogeys en route to a season best and just a second top 10 (T8, Farmers) in his 18th start.
Jul 3 - 9:58 PM

Martin Laird conjured up a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in today's third round of the Barracuda Championship to gather 6 points, down two spots to solo fourth with 28 points total.

The 33-year-old began the third frame in a two-way T2 with 22 points, 2 points shy of 36-hole leader Greg Chalmers. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he outpaced two bogeys with four birdies but now trails Chalmers by 11 points. The Scot striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, but was dismal around the green and on the green, posting a -0.901 in the former and a -0.816 in the latter. He bogeyed the first on a failed scramble and 3-putted the 14th from 51 feet, but outpaced them with birdies on Nos. 2, 11, 15 and 17, saving his longest for last with a 22'5" roll on the par-4 17th. Laird missed birdie from 3'6" at the par-5 13th and then 3-putted the par-5 18th for par.
Jul 2 - 11:27 PM

Overnight leader Martin Laird faded late in his round but still managed a 2-under-par 38-32=70 during day two of the Barracuda Championship, adding seven points to his total to reach 22 on the week.

The Scot maintained his steady ball-striking with 13 fairways hit and 12 greens in regulation. He opened on the back nine and was cruising along at 5-under through 10 holes, carding no bogeys along the way. From there he added a trio of blemishes, all with the flat stick. He missed putts of 4'6", 4'10", and 3'4" over his final six holes, all three leading to bogeys. Laird entered the week as a course horse, and should be expected to bounce back in round three, assuming he doesn't let this abysmal putting performance creep back into his head.
Jul 1 - 8:44 PM

Martin Laird sliced through Montrêux Golf and Country Club with a 7-under-par 32-33=65 during the opening round of the Barracuda Championship, giving himself the early lead with 15 points.

Laird entered the week with three top 10s at this event in three tries, but just one since the move to Modified Stableford scoring in 2012. That latest finish was a T6 in 2014 and the Scot picked up right where he left off, circling eight birdies while swallowing just one bogey. Three of his birdie splashes came from 12-to-17 feet but his most notable putt was a 26-footer to save par at the par-4 fifth hole. Laird has now posted rounds of 66 or better in six of his nine competitive rounds at Montrêux G&CC. With this kind of course history, gamers should expect him to stick around near the top all week.
Jun 30 - 3:25 PM

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

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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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 Frys.com 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 Frys.com 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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.
Source: PGA.com
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 07:46:00 PM