3M Open, Scott Piercy impeccable from tee

We are halfway through the 3M Open, the PGA Tour tournament that is taking place on the TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine in Minnesota. Few big players at the start of this event that could prove decisive in the run to the FedEx Cup playoffs, just a few weeks away.

Scott Piercy, results

At the head of the halfway point is the American Scott Piercy, already leader at the end of the first 18 holes. If yesterday the lap was excellent, today the 43-year-old managed to do even better. 64 shots, 7 birdies against no bogey and -7 of the day which is worth a -13 total. Impeccable from the tee, deadly on the greens, for now a perfect tournament for Piercy.

There are already 3 shots from the margin that the American has managed to put between himself and his first pursuer, Emiliano Grillo. The Argentinian was able to score 5 birdies, an eagle and a bogey for a 65-stroke lap that keeps him in the lead of the leader at -10. Third place for the Englishman Callum Tarren, author of the best round of the day, with a -8 obtained through 8 birdies and zero bogey. The figure of 18/18 greens reached “in regulation” stands out, ie in the “ideal” number of shots.

Five players then share the fourth position. These are the 4 Americans Doug Ghim, Tom Hoge, Robert Streb and Tony Finau together with the South Korean Sungjae Im. In short, a group to keep an eye on, which includes several of the favorites on the eve of the game who, having only six shots behind the leader, could still return. Notable eliminations include Davis Riley, Cameron Tringale and Sahith Theegala.

Scott Piercy (born November 6, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American golfer who has played on the American PGA Tour since 2009.

Piercy turned pro in 2001 and played regional tournaments for several years. In 2008, he started playing on the Nationwide Tour, where he won two tournaments in three weeks that year. Partly because of this, he finished as number 9 on their Order of Merit and was promoted to the 2009 American Tour.

He had a good start on the PGA Tour and even made it into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He also kept his right to play for 2010, but things went wrong after that.

In 2011, he won the Reno-Tahoe Open and in 2012, he took his second win, the Canadian Open, qualifying for the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and qualifying for the 2013 Masters.