Scott Piercy, USA, leads the inaugural 3M Open by two shots after round one at TPC Twin Cities in a wet and windy Minnesota on Independence Day.
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Scott fired an opening round -9 under par 62 to lead the 3M Open by two shots to start the 4th July celebrations in style;
“I was thinking 4-, 5-under a day would be nice.”
“You always get one or two guys that kind of go really low, and I just happened to be that guy.”
Tied in second place at -7 under are Adam Hadwin, Canada, and Hideki Matsuyama from Japan following their first rounds of 64.
Adam had a good day with the putter, making all 15 putts from inside 10 feet and holed two out of three from between 20 and 25 feet;
“I had those looks, my speed control was awesome all day and putts went in.”
“You prepare for a round like today, and you’ve just got to be ready when it comes.”
“Hideki and I are kind of taking out the Fourth of July celebration for Americans so far.”
“I’ve got a green card, so it’s home for me.”
Hideki has been trying a few new things;
“I’ve been trying lots of different things and the stance, the narrow stance, seemed to work today.”
Not a great Independence Day for Phil Mickelson, he picked up seven penalty strokes, to finish the day at +3 over par.
It was a good day for Minnesota native Tim Herron, getting an Ace at the 208 yard par three 8th hole.