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Scott Piercy closed out his 2013-14 PGA TOUR season with a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship.
Piercy circled seven birdies and surrendered two bogeys on his navigation of Sedgefield CC. His only birdie roll of note came at the par-4 first hole, falling from 24'5". While his 12-under 278 will not be enough to boost him inside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings to secure a spot in the Playoffs, it will send him into the brief off season on a high note. Though his exemption for winning the 2012 RBC Canadian Open is expiring, it is expected that he will receive additional starts on a Medical Extension next season due to surgery on his right elbow during the middle of the season. Aug 17 - 3:32 PM

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Scott Piercy torched Sedgefield Country Club for a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-33=64 in his second round of the Wyndham Championship.

While he shared 25th place in his PGA TOUR return in Canada three weeks ago, this is the kind of round that eliminates any residual doubt over his health. He hit 15 greens in regulation and circled six birdies today. He was perfect on all 18 tries inside 11 feet to yield a strokes gained-putting clip of 3.515 for the round at last check. Today's aggregate is his lowest since he closed out the 2013 WM Phoenix Open (18 months ago) with a 61. Piercy is 6-under 134 at the break in Greensboro, just four swings back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 15 - 12:50 PM

Scott Piercy weaved a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

After just two rehab starts on the Tour following four months of being sidelined for surgery on his right elbow, you'd have forgiven Piercy if he missed the cut at Royal Montreal today. Instead, he's 3-under 137 at the midpoint, good for a share of 28th place seven strokes off the 36-hole lead. Now, he did stumble on Thursday, hitting only seven greens in regulation and erasing one birdie with three bogeys, but he went 5-for-5 in scrambling today and picked off five birdies. The set featured a five-yarder from the rough at the par-4 second and conventional conversions from 23'2" and 14'9" at Nos. 9 and 15, respectively. He also nearly aced the par-3 fifth where ShotTracker lists his birdie putt at one inch. Piercy isn't yet exempt for 2014-15 and he's sure to receive a medical extension, but he may not need it if he can keep this rally rolling on the weekend in Canada.
Jul 25 - 7:17 PM

Scott Piercy shot a 3-under-par 37-31=68 in the opening round of the Utah Championship on the Tour.

Back inside the ropes for the first time since the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February, Piercy stumbled early at Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy today. After a par-par-par starts on the a par 5-3-5 opening on the back side of the course, he bogeyed the par-4 13th and 14th holes. Alas, he recovered and played the final 13 holes in bogey-free 5-under with five birdies. Overall, he split six (of 12) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. He's planning on competing in next week's Boise Open before returning to the PGA TOUR at the RBC Canadian Open in two weeks. Piercy lives in Las Vegas, so it makes sense that he waited until the western stops of the Tour and after four months had elapsed so that he qualifies for a Major Medical Extension if he needs it for 2014-15.
Jul 10 - 8:12 PM

Scott Piercy is listed in the published field of next week's Utah Championship on the Tour.

This is as expected per his Instagram message on June 29. He's planning to compete on the secondary circuit for two consecutive weeks before returning to the PGA TOUR at the RBC Canadian Open on July 24-27. Piercy hasn't competed on the Tour since the spring of 2011 when he had conditional status on the PGA TOUR.
Jul 4 - 5:43 PM

Scott Piercy alerted his followers on Instagram today that he's planning a busy summer once he returns to competition.

Piercy used the visual platform primarily for its allowance to write more than 140 characters in a single post. In it (which you can read in its entirety via the link below), he stated that it's a tentative track, but it cites the Utah Championship on July 10-13 as what would be the first of two consecutive rehab starts on the Tour. (He's allowed five since he's sat out at least four months due to injury on the PGA TOUR. Piercy had surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right elbow on Feb. 27.) If that fortnight goes smoothly, he'll be back in the big leagues at the RBC Canadian Open on July 24-27. He's also circled probable starts at the PGA Championship (Aug. 7-10) in which he's already exempt and the Wyndham Championship the following week.
Jun 29 - 8:49 PM

Scott Piercy is not listed in the published field of next week's Greenbrier Classic.

So much for the speculation that he generated. After weeks of considering a return to competition next week, Piercy will remain out after having surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right elbow on Feb. 27. He's 174th in FedExCup points and 164th on the money list, so at this point, since he'd assumingly qualify for a Major Medical Extension for 2014-15 -- he's been out the required four months -- any start he makes this season would deduct one from his allotment. Of course, he could still retain status the old-fashioned way and win or finish inside the top 125 in either category this season, but the longer he sits out, the more motivated he'll be to just remain sidelined. It's the same theory implemented by Kevin Na and Spencer Levin in 2013. A potential comeback for Piercy may involve rehab starts on the Tour Finals and an appearance in the Finals to shore up a safety net if he needs it next season.
Jun 27 - 6:49 PM

In response to a question during a Q&A on Twitter on May 16, Scott Piercy acknowledged that he hopes to return to competition at The Greenbrier Classic on July 3-6.

Given the whirlwind of the microblogging platform and often annoying and impromptu Q&A sessions golfers host, it's easy to overlook a random question asking when a sidelined touring pro will play again. Piercy has been sidelined since the Match Play after having surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right elbow. The Greenbrier is more than four months after the Match Play, so he'd qualify for a Major Medical Extension for 2014-15. And he may need it as he's currently 165th in FedExCup points after sitting 113th following his first-round knockout at Dove Mountain.
May 29 - 8:30 PM

Scott Piercy will have surgery on his right elbow on Thursday after the tendon ripped away from his bone.

In the brief article, it's revealed that he was diagnosed with golfer's elbow in May of 2013. Since, the tendon began weakening until it gave out last week at Dove Mountain where he lost in the first round. This malady fill in the blanks that has questioned his ability to play for months. He alluded to having pain but never specified. The 35-year-old is expected to be sidelined 3-4 months. He's currently 113th in FedExCup points, and his fully exempt status extends only through this season, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he sits out a full four months to qualify for a Major Medical Extension should he need it in 2014-15.
Feb 26 - 10:28 AM

Scott Piercy has been removed from the published field of this week's Honda Classic.

This is the third tournament of the last six from which the American has pulled out early. He's played five times, however, the mixed results. Prior to getting bounced in the first round of last week's Match Play, he closed out a solo 77th at Riviera with an 83, but tied for 15th two weeks before that at TPC Scottsdale. If he's still dealing with the unknown health issue we've chronicled in recent months, it's likely that this haphazard pattern of scheduling will continue.
Feb 25 - 9:45 AM

Scott Piercy has been removed from the published field of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

He tied for 15th at TPC Scottsdale on Sunday, a modest result that included a trio of 67s to help hide a third-round 75. However, he withdrew during the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, withdrew early from the Farmers and now this. His commitment seems airtight when he shared with his followers on Twitter a photo of a putting aid. A plausible explanation for today's decision is linked to his spot at 65th in the Official World Golf Ranking. The top 64 in the next update (following this coming weekend's action around the globe) will qualify for the WGC-Match Play in two weeks. With the imminent DNPs of Adam Scott (2nd in OWGR) and Phil Mickelson (4th), Piercy wouldn't influence his divisor with another start since he's already maxed at 52. The tournament will pluck the top 64 that commit. For the record, he's 111th in FedExCup points.
Feb 3 - 11:14 AM

Scott Piercy posted his third 4-under-par 33-34=67 during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to finish the week at 8-under 276.

Piercy has to be shaking his head at the third-round 75 that ruined any chance at a victory. His final lap around TPC Scottsdale featured five birdies to just one bogey, despite splitting just five (of 14) fairways. His irons saved him, landing 14 GIR. This is only the third time in 2013-14 that he's made the cut, rivaling a T21 in the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Feb 2 - 3:40 PM

Scott Piercy has turned in a pair of 4-under-par 67s to open the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Piercy is a case study in course history over recent form. He hadn't cashed since a T63 at The McGladrey Classic after which beginning his holiday break early with a mysterious withdrawal at Mayakoba. Meanwhile, before today's guarantee to play the weekend at TPC Scottsdale, he was 5-for-5 in the WMPO with three top 10s. In his opener on Thursday, he reeled in a pair of eagle-3s and three birdies to help offset a trio of bogeys. Today's stroll was more benign as he erased one bogey with five birdies. The set of par breakers included conversions from 14'8" and 22'10" at the fourth and seventh holes, respectively. He signed his card with a strokes gained-putting split of 2.675 for the round and sits four strokes back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Jan 31 - 3:51 PM

Scott Piercy has been removed from the published field of this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Well, since getting a head start on the holiday break with an abrupt withdrawal in México in mid-November, Piercy hasn't resumed his schedule with much evidence that he's healthy again. After cryptically proclaiming that staying healthy was one of his goals, he's a quick 0-for-2 in 2014. He has a pair of top 20s in four starts at Torrey Pines, but that record will remain unchanged for at least another year.
Jan 20 - 11:40 AM

Scott Piercy settled for a 1-over-par 37-34=71 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Back in action following a mysterious withdrawal after one round in México in November, Piercy promptly parred his first hole before short-siding his tee ball at the par-3 11th. He pitched to three feet, four inches, and then three-putted for a double bogey. A not-so-surprising bogey immediately followed at 12, but he regrouped and circled three birdies again one bogey the rest of the way. His longest birdie measured 16'2" at the par-4 14th. Piercy has alluded to wanting to be healthy again, but he hasn't specified what has been bothering him. Just keep that in mind if he wiggles his way onto your short list of investments in the near-term.
Jan 9 - 11:39 PM