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Bjorn moves ahead in World Cup of Golf

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Bjorn, Streelman share World Cup of Golf lead

Bjorn, Streelman share World Cup of Golf lead

MELBOURNE, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Thomas Bjorn and Kevin Streelman share the individual lead Thursday and Danish and U.S. teams have the team lead at the PGA's World Cup of Golf in Australia .

Jimenez grabs 36-hole British Open lead

GULLANE, Scotland, July 19 (UPI) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez has a one-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the 142nd British Open on a day when even par was a very good score.

Phil Mickelson edges Branden Grace in Scottish Open playoff

INVERNESS, Scotland, July 14 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson garnered his first official European Tour open victory Sunday, edging Branden Grace on the first playoff hole to claim the Scottish Open.
Tiger Woods outduels Sergio Garcia for Players Championship title

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PONTE VERDE BEACH, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods carded a 2-under-par 70 Sunday, winning the Players Championship for the first time since 2001 after rival Sergio Garcia crumbled down the stretch.
Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

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Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

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Laird' Texas Open win gets him to Masters

SAN ANTONIO, April 7 (UPI) -- Martin Laird fired a 9-under-par 63 Sunday, earning a trip to the Masters with a come-from-behind, two-stoke victory in the Texas Open.
Kuchar enters golf Top 10

Kuchar enters golf Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 14 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar's two-stroke victory at the Players Championship shoved him up 11 spots and into the Top 10 of the world men's golf rankings.

Kuchar holds off Laird to win Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 13 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar fought off a late challenge by Martin Laird Sunday, carding a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to win The Players Championship.

Poulter, Laird share Players lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Ian Poulter shot a 7-under 65 early Thursday and Martin Laird had a 65 later in the round, leaving them tied for the lead at The Players Championship.

McIlroy nears No. 1 ranking in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy took another step toward the top spot in the world rankings Friday by reaching the quarterfinals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Stricker hangs on to close out Hyundai win

KAPALUA, Hawaii, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Steve Stricker's closing round of 4-under 69 Monday was enough to earn him a three-stroke victory at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Byrd seeks second straight win in Hawaii

KAPALUA, Hawaii, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Jonathan Byrd ran off six straight birdies on the front nine Friday and took a one-shot lead after one round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Laird takes lead into Bay Hill finale

Laird takes lead into Bay Hill finale

ORLANDO, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- Martin Laird fired a 2-under 70 Saturday, establishing a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Florida.
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Martin Laird
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

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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