Scott Piercy wins RBC Canadian Open
By mustang6560 on 7/30/12
Scott Piercy defeated Robert Garrigus and William McGirt to win his second professional event Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open, which means he won't be able to defend his title at the Reno-Tahoe Open. But, I don't think the Las Vegas-native is too upset because he'll be competing in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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.

"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."
Following the conclusion of play, Robert, who finished T2 with William, made a few interesting comments.
"I should have won this golf tournament by seven shots. Everybody knows that," said Garrigus, who finished a shot back of winner Scott Piercy. "If I could have just made a putt today. I don't know. It just wasn't starting on my lines. I hit a couple too firm and then I hit a couple too soft. I just couldn't get the feel for it."
If I didn't know any better, I'd say Robert was acting like a cry baby following his disappointing even-par 70 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open. But, as they say, "C'est la vie".

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gpickin says:
He did miss 6 putts inside 8 feet for the day :)
Funny thing is, out of all the people with a chance to win, Piercy with a short putter won :)
Garrigus was known for user a kid size putter for the longest time, now has a broomstick too, interesting events, choking on the broom :)
Ernie missed the cut with his long putter too... conspiracy of the broomstick golfers I say.
bkuehn1952 says:
Interesting. I was also unaware that I thought he should have won by 7 shots.
mjaber says:
I can't believe Garrigus and McGirt both left their putts on 18 short. They knew they needed the putt to get into a playoff, but neither got it to the hole. McGirt's wasn't even close.
bkuehn1952 says:
@mjaber - good point. Both players would probably say that they were trying to make the putt and wanted to give themselves the best chance with the correct speed, blah, blah, blah. What may be more accurate is that both players wanted to make darn sure they did not do something stupid and lose out on a share of 2nd place money.
mjaber says:
@bkuehn... You're probably right. Instead of trying to win, they were trying not to lose.
Banker85 says:
What was Garigus smoking to make a comment like that?! What a sore loser.
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