Scott Piercy extends lead to four shots at 3M Open

Scott Piercy holds the lead at 3M Open BLAINE, Minn. — Scott Piercy shot a 5-under 66 at rain-soaked TPC Twin Cities on

Saturday in round that was delayed more than 6 1/2 hours to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the 3M Open.

Playing through a painful blister on his right heel, the 43-year-old Piercy had a 18-under 195 total. He has four PGA TOUR victories

“I’ve had my struggles and to like prove and show that I can still do it and can do it is a big confidence boost,” Piercy said.

Emiliano Grillo was second after a 67. Tony Finau and Doug Ghim were tied for third, five strokes back. They each shot 65.

Play was suspended for 6 hours, 38 minutes. Tee times were moved up and the field played off split tees in threesomes,

however play was suspended at 10:57 a.m. and didn't resume until 5:35 p.m. Piercy played through the blister that he said developed 

yesterday after wearing a new pair of shoes After opening with two pars, Piercy birdied the next five holes before play was suspended. 

The run began with an 18-foot putt on the par-4 third. . Piercy converted the next four birdies, all with putts inside 15 feet It was only after that 

 the pain from the blister crept in, so much so that he took off his shoe in between every shot up until the 14th hole “When you walk that weird, your body kind 

so putting the shoe back up on and trying to get set up over it correctly,” Piercy said. “I felt like I couldn’t get into my setup like I normally do and I 

felt that’s like where a couple of the loose shots came from, along with the tiredness Piercy was even par over his final 11 holes, making a bogey on the par-5

18th. He went for the green in two and hit short into the water It’s the sixth time Piercy has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead, the last 

He’s won two of those events, the 2011 Championship and the 2015 Barbasol Championship. His last victory came in the 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans,