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Laird redeems himself in playoff to win again in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Golf
Posted at 7:44 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 22:44:43-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Laird is a winner in Las Vegas again thanks to the 17th hole.

He made a most improbable par in regulation to hold onto a one-shot lead.

Laird bogeyed the final hole to fall into a three-way playoff.

And then on the 17th, he made a birdie putt from just outside 20 feet to beat Matthew Wolff and Austin Cook in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Laird also won the tournament in 2009 in a three-way playoff.

But he had gone seven years without a victory, and he needed a sponsor exemption just to get into the tournament.