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Laird takes lead at Palmer Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Martin Laird holed a 12-foot birdie putt to finish his round Friday and jumped one shot in front after 36 holes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Byrd's ace wins 3-way Vegas playoff

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Jonathan Byrd sank a hole-in-one on the fourth hole of a three-way playoff Sunday to win the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Laird grabs third-round Vegas lead

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Martin Laird fired an 8-under 63 Saturday, notching an eagle en route to a third-round lead at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Lafeber among leaders at Dunhill Links

Lafeber among leaders at Dunhill Links

FIFE, Scotland, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Maarten Lafeber had six birdies in a seven-hole span Thursday and is among the leaders of the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
Kuchar reaches golf's Top 10

Kuchar reaches golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar took The Barclays tournament in a playoff and moved into the Top 10 in the world men's gold rankings released Monday.

Laird charges to 3-stroke Barclays lead

PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Martin Laird fired a 6-under-par 65 Saturday to establish a three-stroke lead after three rounds of The Barclays.
Ogilvy repeats as champion in Hawaii

Ogilvy repeats as champion in Hawaii

KAPALUA, Hawaii, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Geoff Ogilvy shot a 6-under-par 67 Sunday and won the PGA Tour's season-opening SBS Championship in Hawaii for the second straight year.
Laird bags Shriners title in playoff

Laird bags Shriners title in playoff

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Martin Laird sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff Sunday and won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Campbell, Piercy tied for Las Vegas lead

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Chad Campbell and Scott Piercy share the third-round lead at the PGA's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament in Las Vegas.

Rollins holds on to win Reno PGA event

RENO, Nev., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- John Rollins shot three bogeys and a double-bogey Sunday but was still able to win the $540,000 Reno-Tahoe Open by three strokes.
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Martin Laird hits a tee shot on the 18th hole in the first playoff hole in the final round of The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey on August 29, 2010. Matt Kuchar defeated Martin Laird in a one hole playoff and finished with a score of 12 under par. UPI/John Angelillo
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Martin Laird (born 29 December 1982) is a Scottish professional golfer, playing on the PGA Tour. He has won two PGA Tour events in his career, most notably the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2011. He is currently the only Scottish player on the PGA Tour.

Laird was born in Glasgow, Scotland and played his youth golf at Hilton Park Golf Club. He learned to play golf left-handed but eventually switched to playing right-handed.

In 2000, at the age of 17 and with the assistance of College Prospects of America, Laird moved to the United States to take up a golf scholarship at Colorado State University under head coach Jamie Bermel. He played for the Colorado State Rams in the Mountain West Conference which had been established in 1999. Playing for four years from 2000-01 to 2003-04 he won four individual titles in college events. His wins were in the Mountain West Conference Men's Golf Championship (1 May 2002), El Diablo Intercollegiate (16 March 2003), Ping Golf Cougar Classic (26 April 2003) and Border Olympics (2 April 2004). In his last 3 years he was selected as one of the All Mountain West Conference Selections. He graduated with a degree in marketing in 2004.

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