Piercy wins the Canadian OpenANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — The “boring golf” Scott Piercy had to play in the Canadian Open left him so excited when he won that he couldn't describe his feelings.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — The “boring golf” Scott Piercy had to play in the Canadian Open left him so excited when he won that he couldn't describe his feelings.
Instead of smashing his driver and firing at flags, Piercy felt he had to play for position on the classic design at Hamilton Golf & Country Club. It's not his favorite brand of golf, though he could not have been more thrilled Sunday when he closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-shot victory.
Perhaps it was only fitting that he ultimately won with a two-putt par from 50 feet below the hole.
With four straight birdies early in the final round to get into the mix, it was a simple par on the 18th hole that allowed Piercy to tie the oldest 72-hole scoring record on the PGA Tour and outlast William McGirt and Robert Garrigus.