Glasgow-born Laird held his nerve in the last few holes, after a terrible start. He was three over at the turn and double bogeyed 11. Tough conditions and tricky pin positions caused so many problems for the whole field, which made for a thrilling last few holes.
It went to the last where Laird needed a par to win, after American Steve Marino, looking for his first tour win, blew it in the last 3 holes. He needed 2 putts from 86ft to win it, and done it with confidence.
It’s very rare you would see an over par final round win you a competition but thankfully for Laird, it did.
The Scot moved over to America as a teen to follow his dream and learn his trade, and has played on the PGA Tour for a couple of years now. He done brilliantly and I was really pleased to see a Scot do so well over in America.
It really was a fantastic final day, one I watched myself and thoroughly enjoyed.
With very few Scots competing these days, it seems a long way away from the days of Sandy Lyle and Colin Montgomery when they were in their prime.
However, hopefully we are witnessing some sort of come-back with Laird flying the flag for Scotland. I have watched him a few times over the past year and has improved a lot, adding much-needed confidence to his game.
But, to give him his due, he held his nerve to complete a magnificent win. In fact, a double winning weekend for the Scots as Paul Lawrie won the Andalucia Open, to make it a great weekend for the Scots.
Well done to the Scottish boys and lets hope they continue to do us proud!