“You guys don't talk about me very often. It's probably a good thing sometimes,” he smiled.
The truth is there hasn’t been a lot to talk about for Piercy the last few months after he had surgery in February 2014 to repair a torn flexor digitorum superficialis in his right arm and beginning this season playing on a major medical exemption.
He secured his PGA Tour card with a runner-up showing at the Sony Open and won his third Tour title last month at the Barbasol Championship.
His solid play at Whistling Straits, where he overcame two bogeys at Nos. 8 and 9 on Friday, is another positive step for a player who at this point last year wasn’t sure what his future in professional golf would be.
“That's the first time I've ever been hurt through any sport,” he said. “It scared me a lot at first. I had the best doctors working on me, the best physical therapists. And I just took baby steps. And my goal was to come back better than I was and hopefully that's where I'm going.”