Records keep tumbling as Scott Piercy continues to soar at 3M Open

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Scott Piercy seeks a fifth career PGA TOUR title and first since 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, partnering with Billy Horschel; last individual stroke-play title was the 2015 Barbasol Championship. Photo: yahoo.com

Scott Piercy (1st/-18) set a 3M Open 54-hole tournament record (previously: 15-under 198/five players) in bid for fifth career PGA TOUR win and first individual stroke-play title since the 2015 Barbasol Championship.

After pars on his first two holes, Piercy one-putted each of the next five for birdies (Nos. 3-7) en route to a 5-under 66; began the second round with four straight birdies on Nos. 10-13.

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He is 2-for-5 when attempting to convert a 54-hole lead/co-lead into victory on the PGA TOUR (2011 Barracuda Championship, 2015 Barbasol Championship).

Previous starts/finishes at the 3M Open: 2019/T15, 2020/MC, 2021/T71; his best finish in 24 TOUR starts this season: T11/2021 Fortinet Championship.

 

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Seeks a fifth career PGA TOUR title and first since 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, partnering with Billy Horschel; last individual stroke-play title was the 2015 Barbasol Championship.

Making his third appearance at the 3M Open (T3/2020, MC/2021), Emiliano Grillo (2
nd/-14) followed a 6-under 65 in round two with a 4-under 67; is 5-under on the par-5 sixth hole (birdie-eagle-eagle).

After a T2 finish at the John Deere Classic three weeks ago, seeks his second top-10 of the season; lone TOUR victory came at the 2015 Fortinet Championship.

With one bogey through 54 holes (No. 1/R2), Doug Ghim (T3/-13) posted a 6-under 65 in his third 3M Open (T18/2020, MC/2021).

 

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Tony Finau (T3/-13), the highest ranked player in the field (No. 17 OWGR), carded a 6-under 65 in bid for his third career TOUR title (2016 Puerto Rico Open, 2021 FedEx St. Jude Championship; making fourth 3M Open start (T23/2019, T3/2020, T28/2021).

Tom Hoge (5th/-12) birdied his last three holes to sign for a 5-under 66 in his fourth 3M Open start; seeks a second TOUR title (2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am).

 

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PGA TOUR rookie Greyson Sigg (T6/-11) birdied seven of his last 11 holes for a 7-under 64 in bid for first TOUR title (36th start); best finish this season was T16 at the John Deere Classic three weeks ago.

In his bid to become the fifth player to successfully defend a TOUR title this season, and first since Rory McIlroy at the RBC Canadian Open, Cameron Champ sits T41 at 3-under 210.