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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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