Beginning in 2003, in cooperation with Canon USA Inc., and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), placed a photo of a local missing child on his golf bag at every PGA Tour event to raise awareness of missing children in the United States. As an additional component of Canon4Kids, for each birdie registered by Baird, Canon donates $100 to NCMEC, with additional donations for eagles and aces. Was MVP of high school soccer team. . . Father, Butch Baird, is a member of the Champions Tour. . . Says his biggest thrill in golf was "repeating as NCAA Division II champion and ending amateur career with a win."
1 - 2000 Buy.Com Monterrey Open
1996 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.08 (ranked T101st); money $11,369 (ranked 115th); best finish T16th, Nike Permian Basin Open.
1997 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.16 (ranked T50th); money $33,433 (ranked 58th); best finish T5th, Nike Dominion Open. Didn't play on either Nike or PGA Tour in 1998
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.12 (ranked 163rd); money $115,357 (ranked 186th); best finish T28th, Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.
2000 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes -9; scoring average 70.24 (ranked 3rd); money $271,897 (ranked 4th); Winner Buy.Com Monterrey Open.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 103 ; in money -22; top-10 finishes - 2; money $812,001 Rank (63rd); best finish 2nd at the John Deere Classic
Scoring - 70.76 / (62nd); driving distance - 281.8 / (67th); driving accuracy -70.5% / (59th); GIR - 69.8% / (27); putting - 1.780 / (117th); birdie average - 3.56 per rd / (110th) / total birdies - 367; sand saves - 50.9% / (113th); scrambling - 59.0% / (122nd); all-around rank - 604 / (56th).
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; rounds played - 108 ; in money -22; top-10 finishes - 2; money $817,514 (ranked 82nd); best finish T-3rd at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
Scoring - 70.93 / (69th); driving distance - 282.2 / (71st); driving accuracy -71.7% / (39th); GIR - 67.5% / (52nd); putting - 1.773 / (103rd); birdie average - 3.70 per rd / (74th) / total birdies - 400; sand saves - 46.6% / (145th); all-around rank - 714 / (76th).
Made more money in '03 than he did in three previous years on the PGA TOUR and three years on the Nationwide Tour.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; Rounds Played - 109; in money - 24; top -10 Finishes - 7; money $2,202,519 Rank (22nd); Best finish: T-2nd at the Buick Open
Scoring - 70.12 / (20th); Driving Distance - 292.2 / (52nd); Driving Accuracy - 68.4% / (60th); GIR - 72.2% / (2nd); Putting - 1.781 / (106th); Birdie Average - 3.83 per rd / (46th) / Total Birdies - 418; Sand Saves - 48.6% / (119th); All-Around Rank - 448 / (19th)
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