A Las Vegas native, professional golfer Scott Piercy has been gaining momentum over the past year beginning with his first victory at the 2011 Reno-Tahoe Open, Sunday he added another.
After Piercy set a course record with an 8-under-par 62 Thursday at the RBC Canadian Open he played down the round during interviews. Perhaps it was to keep a cool head since it was only the opening round and there were three more rounds left to play.
Indeed the second and third rounds saw competitors advance on the lead, McGirt and Garrigus never far behind. Garrigus made a charge on Saturday to take the lead and McGirt also had a share of the lead during Sunday’s play. In the end Piercy followed his amazing first round with three rounds of 67 to obtain the RBC Canadian Open, with Garrigus missing a birdie putt to force a playoff.
This was Piercy’s second PGA Tour victory and pushed him into 13th in the FedEx Cup rankings.
Piercy described his emotions after his win, “I’m kind of speechless, to be honest. I’m really excited to be the champion.”
He should be excited too, since this win gives Piercy a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot in the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational next week.