PGATour logo icon
Experience the PGA TOUR like never before on Windows 10 with the official PGA TOUR App!
Get the app

It appears your browser may be outdated. For the best website experience, we recommend updating your browser.   learn more

Photo Gallery

Did you know you can save your preferences across all your digital devices and platforms simply by creating a profile? Would you like to get started?
Not right now
No, never ask again
The Tour Report

October 14 2013

4:20 PM

Wild Card pick: Shriners Hospitals

Each week, PGATOUR.COM's Fantasy Columnist Rob Bolton offers his Power Rankings for the weekly TOUR event as well as his Sleeper picks. But what about the players who don't make the Power Rankings but who can't really be considered Sleepers? Bolton will make one "wild card" selection from the large group of players who fall into that middle range but might rise up to claim the title. This week's pick is ...


Clearly enjoys playing TPC Summerlin. It's not just the site of his first of three PGA TOUR victories -- that occurred in a playoff in 2009 -- but he nearly repeated, getting dusted by Jonathan Byrd's hole-in-one in a playoff in 2010. Laird's actual scoring average in 16 rounds on the course is 67.188. He's carded a 62 and a pair of 63s. You're reading about him here instead of in the Power Rankings because he's always struggled with consistency while falling short of earning a label as a horse for courses (although that just may apply to TPC Summerlin). To wit, going all the way back to the 2012 Open Championship, he's picked off a win, a pair of T5s and a T21, but finished outside the top 25 in the other 26 events, 10 of which resulted in a missed cut.