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You may not know a lot about Martin Laird, so here's a quick lesson: At 6' 2", Martin Laird is a 28-year-old Scotsman. He attended Colorado State University, studied marketing and graduated, before turning pro in 2004.
His win this week was his second of his career. This year, Laird has played in eight tournaments, missing only one cut, while posting six top 25s, four of those being top 10s. He is currently ranked No. 40 in the world, and that will probably be going up very soon.
So what's the strength of his game? Normally, it is putting. While he averaged a respectable putts per round this weekend, he averages 28.22 for the season, making him one of the top pros.
While Laird struggled mightily with the pressure of a final round and he did play over par, he did what he needed to take home the trophy. There is no doubt that he has a lot of talent, and he could have an excellent future.