Jeff Piercy implodes down the lengthen, Tony Finau wins 3M Open

Martin Piercy shot 41 while on the back nine and targeted for fourth.

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BLAINE, Minn. —  Up to about 1: 30 t. m. local time to Sunday, the most interesting problem to happen to Scott Piercy this week was on Saturday, because a new pair of shoes gave the gentlemen blisters and he resorted into taking off one sneaker and in addition walking in his sock stuck between shots.

In fact that, all he was accomplishing was making a ton associated with birdies and starting to head for the hills with the 3M Open at their TPC Twin Cities, which makes the final round all but good anticlimactic slog.

But that didn’t remain.

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Piercy made all 5 bogeys or worse amongst the seven-hole span —  along with a disastrous triple bogey — to lose his lead subsequently the tournament. Tony Finau took advantage, shot 67 and finished 17 under within order to win by three . Piercy shot 76 — tied for the fourth-worst buy of the day —  and connected for fourth, four backside of Finau.

Piercy, who set a 54-hole tournament scoring record (18 under) through 54 rips, was two under immediately following seven on Sunday. Nevertheless had comments he bogeyed 8 in addition to the 9, he still placed the turn with a four-shot lead.

But you he couldn’t stop all bleeding. He looked unsure and went bogey-birdie-bogey through Nos. 11-13, but a very triple on the par-4 14th derailed his tournament.

Piercy was major by two when he set foot to the 14th tee opt-in form, but his ball plugged in the bank of a fairway casemate. Before he even reached it, Finau rolled attests birdie putt on the 14th green the cut charge to one. And when Piercy probably did reach his ball, here is when the trouble really formed.

He couldn’t advance it of the sand, and on 163 yards he grabbed an aggressive line since tried to clear the water guarding the green. He didn’t this and took a send. His fifth shot uniquely spun off the front of the pleasant, and he nearly chipped quite a few double, but the ball involved a rotation short of burning off. He tapped in for an triple-bogey 7 and fell into a tie for other, two behind Finau.

It was only a few moments later when Finau improved upon his lead, draining an absolute 32-footer for birdie across 15. Piercy added totally more bogeys and a bird over his last have a look at; he shot 41 of the back.

In a while, Piercy congratulated Finau outside the clubhouse. They’ve known all other for over 15 years engaging inphysical ativities competitive golf against every.

“I point out I’m about as good one good example as any of how tough it is to seal the deal, ” Finau said. “Anytime you woo one it’s awesome us dollars respect of the guys in which you’re playing against i was really happy to see Jeff. He was genuinely happy in my closet, which I think makes our own game so great. ”

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