Tony Finau runs away with 3M Open victory after Scott Piercy falls apart late

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Tony Finau had a day to remember while Scott Piercy had a round to forget.

The latter entered the final round of the 2022 3M Open with a four-shot lead before falling apart right around the turn. The former kept his cool and patiently made his way around TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, and took advantage of Piercy’s mistakes en route to a three-shot win.

The victory is Finau’s third in his PGA Tour career and first since the Northern Trust last year. The 32-year-old shot a 4-under 67 Sunday thanks to four birdies on his back nine, including three in a row from Nos. 14-16.

Piercy started out well and reached 20 under thanks to birdies on Nos. 2 and 6 before things went from bad to worse before and after the turn. The 43-year-old was looking for his first solo win since the 2015 Barbasol Championship (he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event with partner Billy Horschel in 2018) before a pair of bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 and another on No. 11 threatened to ruin his day. Piercy put some pressure on his wound with a birdie on No. 12, but that didn’t stop the bleeding as he went on to go bogey-double bogey-bogey over his next three holes to fall down the leaderboard while Finau ascended.