Briny Baird

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Briny Baird
Personal information
Full nameMichael Jancey Baird
NicknameBriny
Born(1972-05-11) May 11, 1972 (age 40)
Miami Beach, Florida
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceJupiter, Florida
Career
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Valdosta State University
Turned professional1995
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2004, 2009
U.S. OpenT40: 2001
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2009
PGA ChampionshipT22: 2001
 
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Briny Baird
Personal information
Full nameMichael Jancey Baird
NicknameBriny
Born(1972-05-11) May 11, 1972 (age 40)
Miami Beach, Florida
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceJupiter, Florida
Career
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Valdosta State University
Turned professional1995
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2004, 2009
U.S. OpenT40: 2001
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2009
PGA ChampionshipT22: 2001

Michael Jancey "Briny" Baird (born May 11, 1972) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour.

Baird was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He played varsity golf in the 7th grade at Miami Country Day. He originally attended Georgia Tech before transferring to Valdosta State University where he won the NCAA Division II individual golf championship in 1994 and 1995. He turned professional in 1995.

Baird won the 2000 Monterrey Open on the Buy.com Tour (now the Nationwide Tour). He currently plays on the PGA Tour, but a poor 2005 season saw him lose his card. His highest placing to date on the end of year tour money list was 22nd in 2003. In 2008, he finished 27th in FedEx Cup, automatically qualifying him for the 2009 PGA Tour season. Although he has never won a PGA Tour event, he has finished second on five separate occasions, most recently in a six-hole playoff at the 2011 Frys.com Open.

Baird is the son of professional golfer Butch Baird. He is also known for his odd putting style that worked for him when he was doing it as a drill and it just stuck. On May 19, 2009, Baird hit a 230-yard shot from the top of the Omni San Diego Hotel to a bulls-eye in the center of Petco Park in order to give everyone a free chicken wrap at P. F. Chang's China Bistro.[1]

In 2010, Baird entered the final event of the season 125th on the PGA Tour money list. He stumbled in the final round and a number of other players had better finishes. Baird finished 127th on the Tour, two spots out of retaining full Tour status.

In 2011, Baird nearly won his first PGA Tour event, the Frys.com Open. He lost on the sixth playoff hole to Bryce Molder. Baird has the distinction of being the richest golfer never to win a PGA Tour event, earning over $12 million during his career, but coming up short five times.[2] Despite the loss, the finished moved Baird from 148th to 93rd on the Tour's money list, which meant avoiding Q School.

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Professional wins (1)

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
12011Frys.com OpenUnited States Bryce MolderLost to Molder birdie on sixth extra hole; Baird made par

Nationwide Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning ScoreMargin of VictoryRunner-up
1Mar 13, 2000BUY.COM Monterrey Open-20 (66-69-67-66=268)4 strokesAustralia Mark Hensby

Results in major championships

Tournament200120022003200420052006200720082009
The MastersDNPDNPDNPCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPCUT
U.S. OpenT40DNPDNPCUTDNPDNPDNPDNPCUT
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPCUT
PGA ChampionshipT22T43T39T37DNPDNPDNPT42CUT
Tournament20102011
The MastersDNPDNP
U.S. OpenDNPCUT
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNPDNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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