Scott Piercy gets help from Peter Jacobsen
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Bad elbow. Bad play. Both have been storylines in Scott Piercy’s season, but help came from an expected source –- former player turned TV analyst Peter Jacobsen.
A disciple of Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell, who are Piercy’s swing instructors, Jacobsen offered some feedback when they crossed paths at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Using that commentary to his benefit, Piercy made a positive move toward a possible second straight trip to the Tour Championship.
Having entered the DBC at No. 49 in the FedEx Cup standings, Piercy shot in the 60s all four days, finished T-13, and left town 35th.
Truth is, though, that he also left with that tender right elbow.
“I'm still kind of nursing that a little bit, and then on top of that, my swing, I haven't really practiced a ton on top of that,” Piercy said. “The last couple years I've won and finished top five. I’ve got my top five (three, in fact); I just need my win now and I go from a $1.6 million to $3 million. Everybody would be like, where did he come from?”