Martin Laird earns Masters' spot with Texas triumph

Laird also earned his third consecutive trip to The Masters. He tied for 20th in 2011 and shared 57th last year in his previous Augusta efforts.

updated: April 08, 2013 12:20 IST
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Texas: Martin Laird punched his ticket to The Masters by firing a closing round of nine-under 63 to capture the PGA Tour's Texas Open by two strokes on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Scotsman matched the course record and snapped a USA win streak on the PGA Tour that dates back to last season.

Rory McIlroy got within one stroke of the lead when he birdied the 14th hole, but the Northern Irishman ended two back at minus-12 after a final-round 66.

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