It’s a rare element to have a spotless reputation in the industry where every pair of eyes are on you.
Similarly, the players we look up to for their performance too have their own share of controversies. As we dig into golf, the recent golfer wrapped in controversy was Scott Piercy.
As we all know, Piercy started with a low condition, with the burden on his shoulder; however, he went to have a breakthrough and made it to what it is today.
To date, the American golfer has bagged four PGA Tours and stands within the top 100 world rankings.
Altogether, he is also titled as one of the top golf talents to come out of Nevada. As of now, he has already devoted almost two decades of his life to golf.
“In golf, you can always do better 99 percent of the time. I think you’ve got to earn respect. Once they give you a little respect, they open the door to get to know you a little bit.”
|Full Name||Scott Piercy|
|Date of Birth||November 6, 1978|
|Birth Place||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Age||43 Years Old|
|Hair Color||Black hair (hint of grey)|
|Eye Color||Brown eyes|
|Father’s Name||Ralph Piercy|
|Mother’s Name||Lynn Piercy|
|Education||Bonanza High School|
Brigham Young University
San Diego State University
|Wife||Sara Leone Piercy|
|Kids||Three sons; Cole Piercy, Brennan Piercy, and Jett Piercy|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Tours||Nationwide Tour (former)|
PGA Tour (current)
|Net Worth||$45 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|PGA Merch||PGA TOUR 2K21, PGA TOUR 2K21 Deluxe|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
Scott Piercy is a health-conscious guy and makes his fitness regime to follow at any cost. Apparently, his morning get-to-go is a bunch of protein and a fresh smoothie to get along.
As he has been stepping into his olden days, he has a mild workout rather than an intense one.
Talking about his bodily measurement, Piercy towers with his height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) while weighing 185 lb (84 kg).
Likewise, Scott has naturally black hair with brown eyes to compliment his fair skin. However, now, you can see hints of grey hair due to aging.
Scott Piercy | Early Life
Piercy was born on November 6, 1978,
Back in the times, his father, Ralph, was a Selma High School graduate who received a scholarship to attend and play basketball at UNLV.
Growing up in Las Vegas, Piercy had no trouble during his childhood days and thus, had a peaceful early life.
As for the siblings, he seems to be the only child of his parents.
For his teenage phase, Piercy attended Bonanza High School, where he accomplished his early education.
Following it, he was enrolled in the Brigham Young University for a year; however, he later transferred to the San Diego State University.
As an early interest in sports, he started playing golf in his college days and turned professional after graduation.
Scott Piercy | Professional Career
Before he turned professional golfer in 2001, he had to spend quite a few years after graduation to make it all work out. Even after being professional, he started with various mini-tours.
Back then, Piercy wasn’t financially stable; thus, his parents backed him up financially.
One of his biggest breakpoints was in 2007, six years after being professional, he bagged the Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas G&CC.
After it, he gained recognition, followed by $2 million. The next year, he partook in the Nationwide Tour, where he finished at ninth on the money list.
To illustrate, the game was claimed as his poor performance; however, he had two wins in that event. Eventually, he earned to play in the PGA Tour for 2009.
Altogether, his debut in the PGA Tour was remarkable, with five top-twenty finishes in his first six starts.
Not to mention, he stood within the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. As with every up came his down in 2010 and 2011, where he slipped beyond 100.
PGA Tour Wins
Scott Piercy had his foremost PGA Tour victory in the 2011 Reno-Tahoe Open. He claimed his second tour win at the RBC Canadian Open the next year over Robert Garrigus and William McGirt.
Likewise, he lost his first PGA Tour title in the meantime. Later, he even appeared in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and became the runner-up for the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
Similarly, he featured in the Waste Management Phoenix Open (third), PGA Championship (fifth), and Byron Nelson Championship (fifth).
After the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Piercy was away for five months due to an arm injury.
All in all, he returned for the Wyndham Championship. Additionally, he was in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (seventh), the Sony Open in Hawaii (runner-up), and the Shell Houston Open (tenth).
After exactly three years, Piercy again bagged his victory in Barbasol Championship in Alabama.
With the 2015 Open Championship Title, he couldn’t fight for the title in 2016. Furthermore, his other PGA Tour win came in 2018 through the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
During that season, Piercy had 17 made cuts in 26 starts and recorded eight top-25s.
Also, he partook in the FedExCup Playoffs events but was eliminated at No. 68 in the standings. The next season, he had advanced to the BMW Championship for the seventh time.
All in all, he closed the chapter with six top-10s. Not to mention how he had collected more than five in a single season for the first time in his career.
Scott Piercy has appeared in many gameplay as the 3M Open, AT&T Byron Nelson, the RBC Heritage, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Mayakoba Golf Classic, and so on.
During the 2020 season, he had advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.
As he played, he finished it with No. 102 in the FedExCup standings and 17th in total. Among the 14 of 19 cuts he made in the T6 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he also claimed a single top-25 finish.
The most recent games of his are Sony Open in Hawaii and The American Express for 2021.
Scott Piercy | Managements and Achievements
Piercy is amazing with his games, and most of the management is mostly done by his family.
For instance, his mother, Lynn Piercy, is the one to make all of the travel arrangements for Piercy’s golf tournaments. Similarly, his father, Ralph Piercy, handles all his accounts (as an accountant).
Apart from that, he also gains help through his caddie, Jose Campra, during his games. Some of his achievements and awards are highlighted below.
PGA Tour wins (four)
- 2011 Reno–Tahoe Open (1 stroke victory)
- 2012 RBC Canadian Open (1 stroke victory)
- 2015 Barbasol Championship (3 stroke victory)
- 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans ( alongside Billy Horschel, 1 stroke victory)
Nationwide Tour wins (two)
- 2008 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open (2 stroke victory)
- 2008 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic (2 stroke victory)
What’s in the Bag? (short peek with Scott Piercy)
- Driver (Titleist 917D2 with Accra Tour Z shaft)
- Fairway wood (Titleist 917F2 with Fujikura Fuel 95 Hybrid shaft)
- Hybrid (Titleist 816H1 with Fujikura Fuel 95 Hybrid shaft)
- Irons (Titleist 716 AP2 with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
- Wedges (Titleist Vokey Design SM6 with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts)
- Putter (Scotty Cameron T2 prototype)
- Ball (Titleist Pro V1)
The professional golfer is currently estimated to have a net worth of around $45 million. Furthermore, if we glance at his career earnings, he has amassed $20.3 million to date.
Apart from it, he has endorses brands as IZOD, Acushnet’s Titleist, FootJoy, Apex System, Lumos Network, MGM Grands, and apparel maker J. Lindeberg.
Likewise, he is also involved with charitable works and has been helping Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Initially, Piercy started with nothing financially; that is, he owned $5,000 in the bank and $25,000 on his credit cards. After years of devotion, he gained his foremost cash in 2007, worth $2 million.
Additionally, he started earning around d $1 million through his sponsors’ deal. Likewise, Getting back on after injury, he earned $2,542,830, including a bonus of $190,000.
“The money allowed me to get a mental break. One thing I always tell people, playing the mini-tours, I could support my golf. I couldn’t support my family. My parents had to help me. My wife was working a little bit for my dad as a secretary. I had to keep playing just to keep things floating.”
Scott Piercy | 2020 Controversy
The year 2020 has been chaos and much more for every single people out there. Apart from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, it has hit people individually as well.
When one’s home, they get into social media pages to connect. Most of the time, we do get connected; however, at times, it’s left hanging with a slip.
As for our golfer, Scott Piercy, he had shared an Instagram meme with a homophobic slur.
To elaborate, the mem was directed to former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, who, like all of us know, is gay. However, his meme was representing anti-gay.
Adding up to the fuel, he also had commented on QAnon, a far-right conspiracy group, with accusations of child sex abuse.
That very instance, the upload drew hatred, criticisms, and ignorance to the player. Apparently, his single misstep in social media made him lose two of his top sponsors.
Consequence and Apology
With the event, Acushnet Co. and Titleist confirmed that Piercy no longer was under contract, effectively having been dropped by the company.
Thus, Piercy was seen with a rose printed black cap instead of his Titleist logo cap.
“We, J.Lindeberg, as a company do not stand by the statements made by Piercy, and we want to make sure our customers, employees, and other ambassadors know we support all communities and have no room for hate or discrimination in our company. We have since terminated our contract with Mr. Piercy.”
Following it, Piercy made his formal apology the next day through his Instagram post.
“Whenever I post, my intent is NEVER to offend. I want to apologize if any of my recent story posts have been offensive. I will do better!”
With it, he was apologetic towards everyone. However, once the things are done, it never gets rewind; we just have to live with it.
Scott Piercy | Personal Life
Alongside being a golfer, Scott maintains his own share of private life.
For those unknown, Piercy is a lover of classic cars, and currently, he is in love with the maintenance of 1966 Lincoln Continental, suicide doors. As for his car, he got was a 1960 Ford Falcon.
Likewise, he is also a drinker and favors tequila—Patron XO, Casamigos—or red wine. Simultaneously, his free time mostly goes by with family, kids, or the casinos, the shows.
Wife, Sara Leone Piercy
Piercy is a lucky guy to have been able to spend his rest of the life with his high school love. Almost like a fairy tale ending, the duo has been together for like three decades now.
Consequently, they are teenage parents as they had their first child when Piercy was just 19 years old. The responsibility closely followed the fact that they had a happy love as a parent and as a lover.
Indeed, back then, when Piercy was financially unstable, his supportive parents were the ones to look after them.
They had been living only a couple of blocks away from their parents; therefore, they were able to manage the stress that came with early parenting.
At present, the duo shares three sons, Cole Piercy, Brennan Piercy, and Jett Piercy. Among them, the youngest of all, Jett Piercy, is an avid lover of golf.
However, all of them can be seen golfing alongside their father in the free time. Adding to it, they all travel a lot to cheer for their father in the tournaments.
Scott Piercy’s tip to a successful relationship
“Marriage is compromising. You pick your battles. I’m sure she just let go of stupid things I do. It’s about meeting in the middle.”
Scott Piercy | FAQs
What is the favorite tournament of Scott Piercy?
Scoot Piercy’s favorite tournament is the Waste Management Phoenix Open because of the lively environment.
What other sports does Scott Piercy look for?
Scott Piercy can be seen watching baseball tournaments as his wife, Sara Leone Piercy, is a big fan of MLB.