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RBC CANADIAN OPEN SCOTT PIERCY WASN’T EXACTLY


SURPRISED to win last year’s RBC Canadian Open at the venerable Hamilton Golf & Country Club, but he did confess that when he got his first look at the course—widely regarded as one of the finest in Canada—he knew it didn’t play to one of his strengths. “That was taken a little out of context,” he said. “I like to hit driver a lot, and this golf course I felt took the driver out of my hands. I did say, however, that at the end of the week if the score is good, it is exciting. So I’m pretty excited.” Playing conservatively, he finessed his way around the course and the result was a final- round 67. By the time he was through, he had tied Johnny Palmer’s 72-hole record of 263 set in 1952 at St. Charles Country Club (the oldest 72-hole record on the PGA TOUR) and edged William McGirt and Robert Garrigus by a stroke. Piercy made four straight birdies starting on the second hole, a run that ended with consecutive two-putt birdies. He reached the


“I’ve been playing good for a while


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now, and you just need a couple of good breaks here or there…I’m kind of speechless. I’m really excited to be the champion.” – Scott Piercy


par-5 fourth hole in two, and then drove the 296-yard fifth hole. He found trouble off the tee on the 14th, had to play from the trees and eventually made a six-footer for bogey. To his credit, he rallied by chipping in for a birdie on 15 and parred in from there. “I’ve been playing good for a while now, and you just need a couple of good breaks here or there,” Piercy said. “I felt like I got a couple of good breaks and continued to play solid, and I’m kind of speechless. I’m really excited to be the champion.”


MCGIRT STUMBLED DOWN THE STRETCH


McGirt held the lead after a birdie on No. 3 and played well until the wheels began to fall off on 15 when he ran his 45-foot birdie putt 15 feet past the hole and made a bogey with his first three-putt of the tournament. Then, tied for


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Scott Piercy after winning the 2012 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario.


the lead on No. 18, he bunkered his approach, played out to 18 feet, and missed the par putt that would have set up a playoff.


“I was just trying to make pars and get into the house,” said McGirt, whose 69 was his seventh consecutive round in the 60s. As for Garrigus, his putting let him down all


day. Leading by a stroke going into Sunday’s round, he missed a four-footer for birdie on No. 3 and then went on to miss a total of eight putts inside eight feet and then ended the day by missing a 15-footer for birdie on the home hole.


“I made a good effort on 18 with my two shots and then lagged it up there for a nice, second-place finish,” Garrigus said. “Having to birdie the last hole to get in the playoff, that’s all I can ask. I should have won this tournament by seven shots if I could have just made a putt


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After missing both the U.S. Open and AT&T National cuts, Scott Piercy reeled off 12 consecutive rounds in the 60s and was 45-under during that period. He tied for 12th at The Greenbrier Classic (66-68-68-68), was solo third at the John Deere Classic (65-69- 67-65), and was 17-under in winning the RBC Canadian Open. Piercy’s victory at the RBC Canadian Open made him the 28th different PGA TOUR winner in 2012. He was the 14th player in his 30s to win in 2012 and the 14th different U.S. golfer to win the RBC Canadian Open since 1990.


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