Born: November 6, 1978
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 0 in
College: San Diego State University
Turned Pro: 2001
Sponsors: MGM Grand, Apex Systems, Titleist
Scott Piercy won his state high school golf championship. He played collegiate golf at Brigham Young University for one year before transferring to San Diego State University.
Piercy turned professional in 2001 and started a long, long road to the PGA Tour. He spent 7 years on mini-tours before he finally made it to the Nationwide Tour (Web.com). Piercy had a tough few opening months in his rookie season but rallied in late summer, collecting two wins in the month of August. He finished 2008 in 9th place on the Nationwide money list which earned him his PGA Tour card for the 2009 season.
Piercy’s momentum carried into his debut on golf’s biggest stage. He posted 5 top-20’s in his first half dozen PGA Tour starts. He also entered the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. His play cooled off later in the year but he finished 90th on the season-end money list, easily retaining his card for the 2010 season.
2010 was a slight setback for Piercy. He finished 136th on the money list and had conditional status for the 2011 season.
In 2011, Piercy won his first PGA tournament at the Reno-Tahoe Open. This tournament, because it is held at the same time as a World Golf Championship (WGC) event, did not feature the strongest field but Piercy’s victory was nonetheless valuable from a season earnings and momentum standpoint.
Piercy’s strong play continued in 2013 – a tie for 3rd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a tie for 5th at the Bryon Nelson Classic followed and a tie for 5th at the PGA Championship, gave Piercy his best year on tour.
After an injury limited him in 2014, Piercy rebounded nicely in 2015. He finished 2nd a the Sony Open and won the Barbasol Championship in July.