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Martin Laird

ScotlandScotland

Start Position
5
Current Position
To Par: +1
Total Strokes: 70 - 74 - 72 - 73 : 289
T53   T48
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Age: 27
  • Turned Pro: 2004

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2009,Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

International Victories

(1): 2006 San Juan Open.

Other Victories

(1): 2004 Denver Open.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$437,485 (82)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T4-- SBS Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 1, SBS Championship. 67 at Round 4, Bob Hope Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

His T4 finish at the season-opening SBS Championship represented the best finish of the seven players making their first appearance at the event. Placed four strokes behind repeat winner Geoff Ogilvy.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

2009 Season Highlights

Won for the first time in his PGA TOUR career at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open...After three top-10s in 2008 he posted his first top-10 of the season at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, a T2, holing a 5-foot putt for birdie at the 72nd hole. Finished third-round 66 in spectacular fashion posting birdie, birdie, birdie, eagle over last four holes. Ranked No. 3 in Driving Distance (344.1-yard average) and T4 in Fairways Hit (49/56 - 87.5 percent) for the week...Won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for his first PGA TOUR title, beating George McNeill with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff in the Fall Series event. Closed with a 3-under 68 to match McNeill and former UNLV player Chad Campbell at 19-under 265. Campbell was eliminated on the second extra hole. Laird holed an 11-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for the victory after McNeill, the 2007 winner, hit his approach near the greenside water hazard, then lipped out an 18-foot par putt. Earned $756,000 and a two-your TOUR exemption for the breakthrough victory at TPC Summerlin in his 53rd TOUR start. He jumped from 134th to 62nd on the money list with $1,271,254...Finished the season at No. 65 on the money list.

Career Highlights

2009: Won for the first time in his PGA TOUR career at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open...After three top-10s in 2008 he posted his first top-10 of the season at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open, a T2, holing a 5-foot putt for birdie at the 72nd hole. Finished third-round 66 in spectacular fashion posting birdie, birdie, birdie, eagle over last four holes. Ranked No. 3 in Driving Distance (344.1-yard average) and T4 in Fairways Hit (49/56 - 87.5 percent) for the week...Won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for his first PGA TOUR title, beating George McNeill with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff in the Fall Series event. Closed with a 3-under 68 to match McNeill and former UNLV player Chad Campbell at 19-under 265. Campbell was eliminated on the second extra hole. Laird holed an 11-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for the victory after McNeill, the 2007 winner, hit his approach near the greenside water hazard, then lipped out an 18-foot par putt. Earned $756,000 and a two-your TOUR exemption for the breakthrough victory at TPC Summerlin in his 53rd TOUR start. He jumped from 134th to 62nd on the money list with $1,271,254...Finished the season at No. 65 on the money list. 2008: Made 20 of 29 cuts with three top-10 finishes in his rookie season on TOUR, landing in the 125th position in the final week...Rookie birdied five consecutive holes on Sunday (Nos. 2-6) at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open on his way to a 6-under 66 and a T4 finish, his first career top-10...Posted his second-consecutive T4 two weeks later at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, NC. Laird, who was the first-round co-leader with Bob Heintz after a 63, ended the week with another 7-under-par 63 in the final round...Shot a final-round 67 to finish T7 at The Barclays...Entered the final tournament, the Children's Miracle Network Classic, ranked 126th on the money list. Finished T21 at the Disney tournament to jump into the 125th spot after Shane Bertsch, ranked 125th entering the week, missed the cut. 2007: Made the cut in 19 of 27 events on the Nationwide Tour, including nine top-25 finishes. Finished No. 13 on the money list, with $252,679. Got off to a strong start with weekend appearances in nine of his first 10 starts. Became the first player from Scotland to win on the Nationwide Tour with his one-stroke win over Jeremy Anderson and Justin Bolli at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Ended the year in strong fashion with a T3 at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek. 2006: Won the San Juan Open, his second career pro victory. 2005: Made the cut in eight of 19 starts on the Nationwide Tour, with a T18 at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open his only top-25 finish. 2004: Missed the cut at the 2004 Envirocare Utah Classic in his only career Nationwide Tour start prior to his rookie season in 2005. Won the 2004 Denver Open for his first professional win. Amateur: Two-time All-American selection at Colorado State University, where he won four collegiate golf tournaments. Holds school records for top-10 (23) and top-20 finishes (31).

Personal

Coached at Colorado State by Jamie Bermel, who was Masters champion Zach Johnson's coach at Drake University...Played his first event as a professional in his native Scotland at the 2009 Scottish Open, shooting 65 in the first round and finishing 10th. The following week he missed the cut at the British Open at Turnberry, also in Scotland...Has the flag of his home country, Scotland, on his golf belt, golf bag and the tees he uses.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0