Tony Finau comes from in the back of to win 3M Open - PGA TOUR

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Tony Finau shot a 4-under sixty seven to win the 3M Open through three strokes Sunday, erasing a five-stroke deficit with eleven holes left as Scott Piercy tumbled out of the lead down the stretch at windy TPC Twin Cities.

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Piercy adopted his event-record 54-hole ranking with a wince-inducing seventy six to tie for fourth, four strokes again.

Finau comprehensive at 17-below 267. Sungjae Im (68) and Emiliano Grillo (seventy one) tied for 2nd place. James Hahn surged up the board with a 65 to match Piercy and Tom Hoge (70) at 13 below.

Piercy bogeyed four of six holes before a triple-bogey implosion on No. 14, permitting Finau — playing within the previous trio — to take over for good on his strategy to his third career tour victory.

Finau made a 31-foot putt for birdie on the fifteenth green to support his grip on the lead, as the 6-foot-four Utah player frivolously and confidently walked the TPC Twin Cities direction in his white hat and aqua-striped polo.

The optimal signal this turned into Finau's day got here on No. 17. His tee shot clanged off the side of the grandstand, ricocheted again onto the eco-friendly and rolled into the rough — just a couple of toes from the water. He landed the ideal chip inside a foot of the gap to make the par 3, then smiled slightly as he playfully clamped his hand on his chest as if to fake the sequence gave him coronary heart trouble.

On the daunting par-5 18th, Finau found the water off the tee to face one ultimate problem. After the penalty stroke, his healing photographs had been spot on. With Piercy looking on from the fairway, Finau made a three-footer for bogey to seal it. He pumped his fist several times, took off his cap and walked off to embrace his family unit.

Finau, who tied for third at the 3M Open in 2020, jumped from thirtieth to seventeenth within the FedExCup race. He entered the week ranked 17th on the planet.

Piercy shared the first-round lead with Im on Thursday after a 65 and pulled faraway from the pack Friday with a 64 to take a 3-shot side into the weekend.

The 43-yr-ancient from Las Vegas, who nonetheless makes his native metropolis his domestic base, stretched his cause 4 strokes after enduring the 6 1/2-hour prolong Saturday to let the rain and lightning play through. His foot stricken him so a lot he started taking his correct shoe off after each swing and walking in his sock to the the next lie.

That became nothing compared to the grind he found himself in Sunday. He was at 20-below after six holes. below an hour later, Piercy was in drawback. After posting only three bogeys on his first sixty one holes, he went over par on seven of his closing 11. That included the 7 he grew to become in on No. 14.

Piercy's tee shot landed within the fairway bunker, and his sand wedge didn't get him out of the sand. With a dangerous, final-ditch method to get back on track, his next are trying from the bunker splashed within the water brief and left of the eco-friendly — as an alternative of a safer play to the right. After the drop, Piercy hit into the rough. Then his subsequent effort stopped 3 inches wanting the cup.

Grillo, the Argentine who tied for 2d at the John Deere classic three weeks ago, also had a triple bogey that loomed large in the conclusion, a 7 on No. 7.

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