Height: 6 ft. 2 in
Weight: 190 lbs
College: Colorado State University
Turned Pro: 2004
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Sponsor: Taylor Made
Laird moved from his native Scotland to Colorado to take up a golf scholarship in 1999. During his time there, he won four times. He turned pro after graduating in 2004. Laird toiled on the various mini Tours in the United States for a number of years. In 2007 he finished 13th in the Nationwide Tour standings after winning once at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic and finishing 3rd in the Tour Championship. As a result he earned his first ever PGA Tour card.
In his rookie year, Laird played 29 times, making the cut on 20 occassions. He had three top 10 finishes with a best result coming at the Wyndham Championship where he was a tie for 4th place. He would end his rookie season on the last place on the money list to retain his Tour card, 125th.
He captured his first Tour win in 2009 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after a play-off with Chad Campbell and George McNeill. His other top 10 of the season was a runner0up finish at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open. He would end the year 65th on the money list. He would lose two play-offs the following season; first at the Barclays to Matt Kuchar and then as defending champion of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to Jonathan Byrd. This led to Laird having a career best finish in the FedEx Cup at the 11th in the rankings.
Despite shooting a final round of 75, Laird would capture the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2011. He beat Steve Marino by a single stroke. He had a total of six top 10s that season on his way to finishing 23rd on the money list. He would have two runner-up finishes the following year, with one coming at the Players Championship at Sawgrass. Laird captured his third PGA Tour win in 2013 after shooting a final round 63 to beat Rory Mcilroy by two shots at the Valero Texas Open.