Overnight co-leader Scott Piercy pieced together an even-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to finish off his third appearance on 5-under 275, down one place to solo second, one in arrears to champion Dustin Johnson.
The 37-year-old finished (co-) runner-up to Johnson in his last start at the U.S. Open and once again finds himself playing second fiddle. He co-led with World No. 1 Jason Day on 5-under after opening in 69-69-70, three clear of Johnson who was T5 on 2-under and shot 66. The Las Vegas native and resident mustered a week-low five (of 14) fairways and a tied-week-low 10 greens in regulation, posting negative numbers in each strokes gained category with the exception of a 1.379 in SG: Putting. He cancelled out birdies at Nos. 8, 10, 14 and 18 with bogeys on holes 9, 12, 13 and 15. Piercy settles for a personal best at Firestone, supplanting T19 on debut in 2012, his second runner-up in his 209th career start, and tied his best finish in a WGC event, joining a T2 at the 2012 HSBC. Jul 3 - 6:24 PM