Pierceson Coody caps whirlwind month with win in third professional start | Golf News and Tour Information

Pierceson Coody started June with a victory and on Sunday in Maine he also closed the month with one.

Coody followed a fourth-place finish last week at Kansas with a dominating victory Sunday at the Live and Work in Maine Open at Falmouth Country Club. The 22-year-old shot 69-62-67-66 for under 20 and won by five shots, tying the biggest margin of victory on the Korn Ferry Tour this year.

“It’s crazy, it looks like a blur,” Coody said. “I don’t know how to describe it.”

The second round of 62 tied the course record and included seven birdies and an eagle. He stayed in contention after a strong performance in the third round, then came out early in the final round and shot seven-under 28 on the front nine to crush the competition. He had five birdies and an eagle in that opening streak and held an eight-stroke lead at one point. After bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes, Coody closed with seven straight pars to claim his first professional win.

Not bad for a man who admitted his goal was simply to finish in the top 75 of the Korn Ferry Tour regular season points list and earn a spot in the Tour finale. Now, the victory propelled Coody to 31st on the season points list where the top 25 at the end of the year earns PGA Tour status.

“He won’t sink for a while,” Coody said. “Hopefully I can keep playing with that kind of momentum and see where it takes me.”

Before the tournament even started, Coody was in the news for another reason. The grandson of 1971 Masters champion Charles Coody told Golf.com that officials at LIV Golf contacted his family and agent in May and presented them with a ‘multi-million dollar’ offer to start. his professional career on their series of eight events. .

According to the report, the family had 12 days to make a decision – his twin brother Parker was offered a different amount, which was done in order to entice Pierceson to join – but Pierceson refused the deal, claiming that his dream growing up was always to play on the PGA Tour.

“Seeing that kind of money was kind of a thrilling moment for me,” Coody said. “It was a crazy amount of money, but I love the US Tour. I never saw myself as a LIV golfer, but as a PGA Tour golfer.

After his victory Sunday in Maine, he is much closer to his long-standing goal.

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