Martin Laird is a professional golfer who was born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 29, 1982. Laird is best known for being one of the current players of the PGA Tour. During his youth, Laird started playing golf at the Hilton Park Golf Club. Initially, he learned to play golf left-handed, however he was able to switch it up to right-handed playing as he progressed.
Laird turned pro in 2004 after he finished his golf scholarship at Colorado State University. He finished a degree in marketing and was able to win several awards playing golf, including a four individual awards and titles for participating in college events.
After he turned pro, he was able to participate in some of the events held on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour as well as other tours located all over the world. It was in 2005, however, that he focused his efforts fully on the Nationwide Tour after he went through the PGA Tour’s Qualifying School series sometime in the fall of 2004. Unfortunately, he was not able to play on any of the events in the qualifying school.
It was in 2007 that Laird won the Athens Regional Foundation Classic, which put him in the 13th place of the Nationwide Tour money list. This earned him the PGA Tour card for the following year. During his first year on the PGA Tour, Laird was able to land on the 125th place of the money list and was able to retain his card for 2009. Laird’s first PGA Tour victory game was in 2009 when he won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. This put him in history as the first Scot to have won a PGA Tour event in America since the time Sandy Lyle was victorious at the Masters Tournament in 1988
Laird’s good form returned during the end part of 2010 making him start 2011 with a bang. In fact, he ended up in third place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which boosted his ranking up. Though overall Laird has had a great year and even finished in 17th place at the FedEx Cup standings, he has not qualified for the year’s Tour Championship.