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Martin Laird

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/29/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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Playing the Stadium Course, World No. 150 Martin Laird painted a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to post 10-under 134, up 19 places to T6 with play still in progress.
The 34-year-old is making his 10th consecutive appearance and began with an up-and-down 4-under 68 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course that included and eagle-2 at the 10th. Beginning off No. 10 tee in R2, he holed out for another eagle-2, this one from 130 yards out and added a conventional-2 at the par-3 eighth (from 7'11"). The Scottsdale resident banged home a 39-footer for birdie at the par-4 second, circled birdie-3 at the third from the fringe (16'8"), and completed his scoring with a 4-footer for birdie at the par-5 eighth. At last glance, he gained 4.323 strokes tee-to-green on 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation. Jan 20 - 5:01 PM

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World No. 151 Martin Laird was a flawless 3-for-3 during the fall schedule, and will celebrate his 34th birthday ranked 33rd on the FedExCup leaderboard.

The Scot opened the season with a T8 at the Safeway Open, followed it up with a T27 at the Shriners and closed out the fall with a T13 at the OHL Classic. All 12 rounds were recorded in red numbers. Laird has played 20-to-29 events for nine straight seasons now, but he's found his way into just one major championship since 2014 (MC, 2015 PGA Championship). The three-time TOUR winner is in an 83-event winless drought but he's maintained his fantasy value with nine top 10s during that stretch.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Martin Laird closed out his week at the Safeway Open with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 to finish the week in a share of eighth place on 8-under 274, positioning himself at T8 on the final leaderboard.

The Scot entered the week with a T3 already on his Silverado Resort resume. He added a second top 10 today, despite splitting just five (of 14) fairways in his final lap of the week. The poor play snowballed to all facets of the game, as he lost 1.486 strokes to the field today. It wasn't the ideal finish for Laird, but gamers should certainly make a note of Laird's love for the layout so they can take advantage again next year. On the week, the 33-year-old ranked first in strokes gained approaching-the-green but just 55th around-the-green.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 09:26:00 PM

Martin Laird will begin the final round of the Safeway Open trailing leader Patton Kizzire by two shots following a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the two-day third round at Silverado Resort and a 54-hole tally of 13-under 203.

The 33-year-old began the third frame (on Saturday) in a two-way T5 on 9-under, six back of 36-hole leader Scott Piercy after opening his fifth appearance in 67-68-68. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he was 3-under thru 16 holes, camouflaging a lone bogey-5 at 12 with birdies on holes 3, 4, 11 and 13 when play was suspended due to heavy rain. The Scottsdale, Arizona, resident returned on Sunday morning to add a birdie-3 at 17 from 6'6". He's chasing his fourth TOUR title in his 215th career start, first since the 2013 Valero Texas Open where he came from five back with a closing 9-under 63 to win by two.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 01:30:00 PM

Martin Laird heads back to one of his favorite venues, Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course, as he preps for this week's Safeway Open.

The Scot led at the half-way mark two years ago in his Silverado debut, finishing T3 at week's end. He opened with rounds of 65-71 in his return trip before falling over the weekend to settle for a T64. More recently, he closed the 2015-16 season with top 25s in four of his last eight starts to find a little form that was eluding him early in the season. All signs point to a solid finish for the three-time PGA TOUR winner who last won at the 2013 Valero Texas Open.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Martin Laird tacked on a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of The Barclays to post 6-under 207, up one spot to T4, three back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The 33-year-old began the third frame in a five-way T5 on 4-under, four back of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, recording 2.525 SG: Approach-the-Green and 3.797 SG: Tee-to-Green. The Scottsdale, Arizona, resident circled four birdies for 1.813 putts per GIR and a disappointing -1.025 in SG: Putting. Three of his four conversions fell from inside of 10 feet with a long of 16'3" at the par-3 17th. Laird, who entered the week 89th in the FedExCup standings, missed four birdie attempts from inside of 12 feet, including a six-footer at the par-4 finishing hole.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, overnight co-leader Martin Laird bobbed and weaved to a 1-over-par 37-35=72 in the second round of The Barclays to post 4-under 138, down four spots to T5 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old co-led with Patrick Reed after a bogey-free 66. It was his second lead/co-lead this season after any round in his 23rd start. Laird led after 18 holes at the opposite-field Barracuda, eventually finishing T7. On Day 2 at Bethpage Black, he improved to six (of 14) fairways and 1.600 putts per GIR, but dipped in all other stats. The Scot circled four birdies on just 10 greens in regulation, three from five feet or less, and a 31-foot bomb at the par-4 10th. He squared five bogeys however, all on failed scrambles, including three over his final five holes.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Martin Laird torched the Black Course at Bethpage State Park en route to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-34=66 during his opening round of The Barclays, grabbing an early share of the clubhouse lead with Patrick Reed.

The Scot split just five (of 14) fairways but gained 2.61 strokes approaching-the-green to still manage 15 greens in regulation. While the iron-play was on point, he still needed plenty of clutch putting to maintain a clean card. On the day he splashed in five putts from outside seven feet and also holed a 22'2" birdie from the fringe at the par-3 third. Laird missed the cut at the 2009 U.S. Open in his Bethpage Black debut and returned with a measly T71 at the 2012 Barclays. He's off to a much better start this time around, but he'll need to hit more than five fairways per round if he wants to keep his name in the mix.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Martin Laird fashioned a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open to reach 11-under 277, up four places into a three-way T2, one adrift of champion Jhonattan Vegas.

The 33-year-old 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. He was making his fifth RBC appearance with a previous best of T16 in 2009, also at Glen Abbey GC. The Scot, chasing his fourth TOUR title, first since the 2013 Valero Texas Open, departs with a season best, previously T7 at the opposite-field Barracuda, and his sixth career runner-up in his 210th career event. He began R4 in a six-way T6, three back of 54-hole leader Brandt Snedeker. Laird circled six, including three straight '3s' on Nos. 9-11, kicking off the run with a 45-footer at the par-4 ninth. His lone blemish was bogey-4 at the 12th (failed scramble). Laird leaps 47 spots to 79th in FEC points and this is his best finish on TOUR since his win at the VTO over 39 months ago.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 07:52:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 04:27:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 09:58:00 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.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 11:27:00 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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 08:44:00 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.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 03:25:00 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.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 02:21:00 PM