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PLAYER PROFILES MARTIN LAIRD ADAM SCOTT GRAEME MCDOWELL


Birthdate/place: Birthdate/place:


December 29, 1982 in Glasgow, Scotland Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 2013 Victory:


Valero Texas Open Career Victories: 3


TODAY AND NOT CHANGE MY GAME PLAN AND IT PAID OFF. »


« I PLAY MY BEST GOLF WHEN I PLAY AGGRESSIVE, AND I JUST TRIED TO PLAY THAT WAY ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE 18TH HOLE


– MARTIN LAIRD AFTER RALLYING TO WIN IN SAN ANTONIO


2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Starting


the final round five shots off Billy Horschel’s 54-hole lead at the Valero Texas Open, Laird tied the TPC San Antonio course record of 9-under 63 to claim a two-stroke win over Rory McIlroy. He birdied his last three holes in the final round to secure the victory, snapping a streak of 16 straight American winners on TOUR, dating to Tommy Gainey’s 2012 win at The McGladrey Classic. The win earned him the final spot into the following week’s Masters.


DID YOU KNOW: Laird was coached at Colorado State by Jamie Bermel, who was Masters champion Zach Johnson’s University.


coach www.pgatour.com Birthdate/place:


July 16, 1980 in Adelaide, Australia Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 2013 Victory:


Masters Tournament Career Victories: 9


2013 HIGHLIGHTS: defeated Angel Cabrera with


Scott a


birdie-3 on the second playoff hole (No. 10) to win the Masters Tournament. He made a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 10 after watching Angel Cabrera just miss his birdie putt. He earned his ninth overall win and first major victory in his 202nd career TOUR start at age 32 years, 8 months, 28 days and became the first Australian to win the Masters.


DID YOU KNOW: Scott is an avid surfer and spent one season playing golf at UNLV.


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ME WHO HAS HELPED ME. THE LIST IS SO LONG, I CAN’T DO THANK YOUS. »


EVERYTHING FELL INTO PLACE FOR ME, AND I’M JUST SO PROUD OF MYSELF AND EVERYONE AROUND


« IT WAS JUST GREAT THAT


– ADAM SCOTT AFTER WINNING THE MASTERS


July 30, 1979 in Portrush, Northern Ireland


Height: 5-11 Weight: 168


2013 Victory: RBC Heritage


Career Victories: 2


« I CAME HERE, I DID MY WORK AND I WENT HOME. THERE WAS VERY LITTLE GRINDING GOING ON. I TOOK


A PRETTY RELAXED APPROACH THIS WEEK, AND REALLY TRIED TO ENJOY MYSELF. »


– GRAEME MCDOWELL AFTER WINNING THE RBC HERITAGE


2013 HIGHLIGHTS: McDowell’s par beat Webb Simpson on the first hole of sudden death to win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. McDowell shot a final-round 69 to rally from four behind Charley Hoffman on a windy final day. His victory was the third consecutive by an international player on the PGA TOUR after Americans won the first 14 events in 2013. The win was the 10th by an international player at the RBC Heritage and the first by a player from Northern Ireland.


DID YOU KNOW: In early 2013, McDowell


opened Nona Blue


outside Lake Nona in Orlando (FL), an upscale restaurant and sports bar. The signature dish: G-Mac and Cheese.


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