Piercy wins in Canada
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2012 RBC Canadian Open | Wrap | 30 Jul 2012
Scott Piercy has survived a tough final day battle to win the RBC Canadian Open by one shot over Robert Garrigus and William McGirt, the 33 year old securing his second PGA Tour title twelve months after winning the Reno Tahoe Open.
McGirt, who was looking for his first PGA Tour title, took the lead into the final nine but two late bogeys cost him a winning chance.
Garrigus too had a share of the lead with three holes to play but a bogey at the 16th would prove the difference between a chance at a playoff and the share of second.
Piercy did not gain full PGA Tour status until 2009 but once he had he quickly adapted earning more than US$1 million in his rookie season. He was forced to return to Tour School at the end of 2010 however where he withdrew after five rounds but he had sufficient status to play events in 2011.
The win in Reno and now this victory now provide security of tenure for some time to come.
Former winner, Nathan Green, finished best of the Aussies in 10th position, his best finish of the season, Gavin Coles was 19th and Stuart Appleby 28th.