9 Apr 2013

Scotsman Laird completes Masters field

3:15 pm on 9 April 2013

The Scottish golfer Martin Laird has completed the field for the US Masters starting on Friday morning in Augusta, Georgia.

Laird qualified after shooting a brilliant final round of 63 to win the Texas Open, his third win on the PGA Tour, and he completes an exclusive field of 94 for the first major championship of the year.

The 2011 British Open champion Darren Clarke has had to withdraw because of a lingering hamstring injury which he aggravated a week ago while holidaying in the Bahamas.

Clarke won't be replaced in the field.