Martin Laird in best finish for three years

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• Martin Laird narrowly misses out on RBC Canadian Open win
• The Scot finished just one shot behind winner Jhonattan Vegas
• "I'm a little disappointed," admitted the 33-year-old afterwards


Martin Laird said he was ‘a little disappointed’ at the RBC Canadian Open despite recording his best finish on the PGA Tour since his win at the Valero Texas Open in April 2013.

The 33-year-old Glaswegian shot his best round of the week on Sunday at Glen Abbey – a five-under-par 67 – but it was not enough to stop Jhonattan Vegas claiming his second PGA Tour title as he fired an eight-under-par 64 to edge out Laird, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm by one stroke.

“It was a great week and obviously I’m happy with it,” said Martin Laird. “But I’m a little disappointed right now. I hit great putts on 17 and 18 and they didn't go in. A little disappointed but overall, I'm sure once I get past that, I'll look back and this was a very solid week.”

Prior to the RBC Canadian Open, Martin Laird had struggled for form with only two tops tens in 18 events at the Farmers Insurance Open and Barracuda Championship.


RBC Canadian Open - Final Round

As a result, he was ranked as low as 126th in the FedEx Cup but thanks to the runner-up finish, he is now inside the top 80 and is eager to carry that momentum into the remainder of the season.

“Yeah, that puts a big smile on my face,” he said. “I wasn't really too worried about it with the way I was playing but now I really don't have to worry about it at all. I can start playing in the first couple weeks of the play-offs now, which is nice.”

Fellow runner-up Dustin Johnson also feels his game is in good shape ahead of this week’s US PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

“I played really nicely,” he said. “I feel like I'm hitting the ball really well. I'm really looking forward to next week. I think the game is in really good shape. Do a little practice on the putting in the next few days over at Baltusrol. But other than that, I'm really confident in the game right now. I feel like everything is going really well.”

Martin Laird :: FedEx Cup

After his runner-up finish at the RBC Canadian Open, where do you think Martin Laird can finish in this year's FedEx Cup? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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