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Martin Laird Betting Profile: Valero Texas Open

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - MARCH 28: Martin Laird of Scotland putts on the eleventh green during the first round of the Texas Children's Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course on March 28, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS - MARCH 28: Martin Laird of Scotland putts on the eleventh green during the first round of the Texas Children's Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course on March 28, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)



    Martin Laird enters the 2024 Valero Texas Open April 4-7 coming off a 31st-place finish in the Texas Children's Houston Open in his last tournament.

    Latest odds for Laird at the Valero Texas Open.

    The Valero Texas Open Tournament & Course Info

    • Date: April 4-7, 2024
    • Location: San Antonio, Texas
    • Course: TPC San Antonio (Oaks)
    • Par: 72 / 7,438 yards
    • Purse: $9.2M
    • Previous Winner: Corey Conners

    At the Valero Texas Open

    • In his last six appearances at the Valero Texas Open, Laird has an average finish of 25th, and an average score of -5.
    • In Laird's most recent appearance at the Valero Texas Open, in 2023, he missed the cut after posting a score of +6.
    • En route to winning this tournament in 2023, Corey Conners posted numbers of 3.959 in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (eighth in field), 9.539 in SG: Approach the Green (first), and 0.376 in SG: Putting (41st).
    • Conners also posted numbers of 300.6 in average driving distance (51st in field), 77.78% in terms of greens in regulation (first), and 29 putts per round (53rd).

    Laird's Recent History at the Valero Texas Open

    DateResultRound ScoresTo Par
    3/30/2023MC73-77+6
    3/31/20222970-73-69-70-6
    4/1/20213072-73-72-68-3
    4/4/20193674-68-68-72-6
    4/19/20181173-65-69-72-9

    Laird's Recent Performances

    • Laird has finished in the top 10 in two of his last five events.
    • Over his last five events, Laird has finished within three shots of the leader once and five or fewer strokes back of the winner twice. He's carded a score that's better than average three times.
    • He has an average score relative to par of -7 in his last five appearances.
    • Off the tee, Martin Laird has averaged 284.4 yards in his past five tournaments.
    • Laird is averaging 2.750 in terms of Strokes Gained: Putting in his past five tournaments.
    • Looking at Strokes Gained: Total, Laird has an average of 2.515 in his past five tournaments.
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    Laird's Advanced Stats and Rankings

    • Laird has delivered a Strokes Gained: Off the Tee average of -0.384 this season (158th on TOUR). His average driving distance (286.0 yards) ranks 166th, while his 62.4% driving accuracy average ranks 47th.
    • In terms of Strokes Gained: Approach, Laird ranks 150th on TOUR with a mark of -0.389.
    • On the greens, Laird has registered a 0.357 Strokes Gained: Putting mark this season, which places him 39th on TOUR. In addition, he ranks first with a putts-per-round average of , and he ranks first by breaking par % of the time.
    CategoryOverall TOUR RankLast 5 StartsOverall
    Average Driving Distance166286.0284.4
    Greens in Regulation %1%70.83%
    Putts Per Round128.8
    Par Breakers1%23.61%
    Bogey Avoidance1%10.83%

    Laird's Best Finishes

    • Laird has taken part in eight tournaments this season, and while he hasn't finished first in any of them, he has secured two finishes in the top-10.
    • In those eight tournaments, he had a 62.5% success rate in terms of making the cut (five cuts made).
    • With 140 points, Laird currently sits 107th in the FedExCup standings.

    Laird's Best Strokes Gained Performances

    • This season Laird's best Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee effort came at the Farmers Insurance Open in January 2024, as he put up a 0.302 mark, which ranked him in the field. He missed the cut in that event.
    • Laird's best Strokes Gained: Approach mark this season came at the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches in February 2024, as he ranked 40th in the field with a mark of 1.198.
    • When it comes to Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green, Laird's best performance this season was at the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches, where his 5.607 mark ranked second in the field.
    • At THE PLAYERS Championship in March 2024, Laird delivered his best Strokes Gained: Putting mark so far this season (3.943, which ranked 18th in the field). In that tournament, he finished 54th.
    • Laird posted his best Strokes Gained: Total mark this season (7.627) at the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches in February 2024. That ranked ninth in the field.

    Laird's Strokes Gained Rankings

    CategoryOverall TOUR RankOverallLast 5 Starts
    Average Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee158-0.384-1.900
    Average Strokes Gained: Approach the Green150-0.389-1.075
    Average Strokes Gained: Around the Green110.4862.736
    Average Strokes Gained: Putting390.3572.750
    Average Strokes Gained: Total920.0712.515

    Laird's Past Results

    DateTournament NameResultRound ScoresTo ParFedExCup Points
    April 13-16RBC HeritageMC75-70+3--
    April 27-30Mexico Open at VidantaMC69-74+1--
    May 4-7Wells Fargo ChampionshipMC71-74+3--
    May 11-14AT&T Byron Nelson3472-66-66-67-1318
    June 8-11RBC Canadian OpenMC71-75+2--
    June 22-25Travelers ChampionshipMC69-70-1--
    June 29 - July 2Rocket Mortgage Classic7070-68-72-72-63
    July 6-9John Deere ClassicMC70-69-3--
    July 27-303M Open268-68-67-64-17208
    August 3-6Wyndham Championship5866-72-68-72-25
    September 14-17Fortinet Championship1970-69-72-68-9--
    October 5-8Sanderson Farms Championship5668-68-72-74-6--
    October 12-15Shriners Children's OpenMC72-69-1--
    November 2-5World Wide Technology Championship3169-69-69-65-16--
    November 9-12Butterfield Bermuda Championship5967-69-69-70-9--
    November 16-19The RSM ClassicMC70-72E--
    January 11-14Sony Open in HawaiiMC75-68+3--
    January 18-21The American ExpressMC69-70-68-9--
    January 24-27Farmers Insurance OpenMC76-72+4--
    February 8-11WM Phoenix Open5369-69-73-69-46
    February 29 - March 3Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches968-69-66-69-1266
    March 7-10Puerto Rico Open1067-68-70-68-1535
    March 14-17THE PLAYERS Championship5470-73-70-73-29
    March 28-31Texas Children's Houston Open3169-71-68-68-424

    All stats in this article are accurate for Laird as of the start of the Valero Texas Open.

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