Scott Piercy leads after the first two rounds of the 3M Open, but some interesting narratives are beginning to unfold at TPC Twin Cities as the weekend awaits. Piercy has taken advantage of a heater on the greens this week that is unlikely to continue through the end of the tournament. If it does, it will be one of the great putting performances of the year.
If it doesn’t, there are a handful of ball-strikers ready to pounce on Piercy dropping back from his six-stroke lead on everyone in the field not named Emiliano Grillo (three back) and Callum Tarren (five back). Tony Finau is among the group that’s six back, and is a candidate to surge both as the most talented golfer in the field and as one of the best ball-strikers on the leaderboard going into the weekend.
TPC Twin Cities has played decently tough through the first few days of play, and it looks a bit firmer than usual, which combined with a little wind has proved to be a challenge for a lot of players (the cut on Friday was one over). Hopefully that will continue as the leaders knock heads on Saturday for the right to race toward the finish line on Sunday at the first of a three-week stretch run toward the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.
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