Struggling Laird will be first one out on Sunday
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (PA Sport) -- Scotland's Martin Laird will be first man out in the final round of the Open Championship on Sunday after a nightmarish 82 on Saturday at Royal Lytham.
Having finally made the halfway cut in the championship in his fourth attempt, the 29-year-old had no fewer than four double bogeys and five bogeys.
Laird's only birdie came at the short 12th as he dropped from 1 under par and a tie for 15th to 11 over and 83rd spot.
It was not his worst Open Championship round, however. He shot 83 at St. Andrews two years ago.
South Africa's 2010 winner Louis Oosthuizen played with Laird and outscored him by 14 strokes.
"He just struggled," Oosthuizen said. "You could see he just didn't hit the ball really well, and around this track if you miss the fairways you're going to pay the price."