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The Tour Report

September 12 2012

1:00 PM

FedExCup preview: Scott Piercy

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The top 30 in FedExCup points are headed to East Lake for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Here’s a look at Scott Piercy, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: For Piercy to win the FedExCup, he MUST win the TOUR Championship and have the following scenarios fall into place:
> Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 29th* or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a 3-way tie for 6th or worse
> Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-4 or worse
> Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes T-3 or worse
> Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a 3-way tie for 2nd or worse
> Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse
*Tie for the FedExCup
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SEASON IN REVIEW: Piercy won for the second time in as many years when he fired a course-record 62 in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on the way to a one-stroke win. The victory was one of three top-5 finishes for the Las Vegas native. Piercy, who came into the BMW Championship ranked 29th in the FedExCup,  shot a final-round 68 but was still projected out of the top 30 when he finished. But Piercy got the last spot in the field for the TOUR Championship when Vijay Singh, who had started the final round tied for the lead, bogeyed three of his last four holes. Piercy will be making his debut at East Lake. – Helen Ross

PATH TO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Here’s a look at Piercy’s results in the first three events of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs.
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FEC ranking after event




PREVIOUS FEDEXCUP FINISHES: Here is how Piercy has finished in previous Playoffs appearances:

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EAST LAKE HISTORY: This is Piercy’s first PGA TOUR start at East Lake.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Piercy:
A very confident player.  From Las Vegas and not afraid to take gambles with aggressive play during a round.  A very talented player who will win several more times.

WATCH: Highlights of Piercy’s RBC Canadian Open win

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on Scott Piercy

Now it’s your turn. How do you think Piercy will fare at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola?