Waste Management Phoenix Open Headline pick: Martin Laird (1.2u top 10 6/1, 0.3u win 70/1)
Current form: 15, Course form: 19, mc, 61, 3
Key stats (2014) - Ball striking 39, Total driving: 25
Resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and practices out of the TPC. Reunited with his former coach now and - from an interview last week - he feels his swing and ball striking are reaching their peak again. Has added a new higher ball flight which will add to his chances here. Changes to the course will place more emphasis on tee to green play which Laird admits is his strength. Nice warm up with a top 15 last week at Humana. Says he's been striking it very well for last six months.