Martin Laird makes nine on third hole at British Open

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Martin Laird went par-birdie on his first two holes Saturday to get within one stroke of the British Open lead. Then, well, the third hole happened.

Laird took nine strokes to complete the par-4 third and went from T2 to out of the top 10 in just one hole.

You can see five of Laird's strokes above that took him from 2 under to 3 over in a hurry (one of those shots was a provisional he didn't use but it seemed better to post that than the two penalty shots, two putts, and drive he took).

Yikes!

Laird was looking to become Scotland's first British Open winner since Paul Lawrie in 1999.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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