Scott Piercy’s early-round play at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges this week brought plenty of attention to the Las Vegas native.
Aside from his scorching hot play, Piercy’s wardrobe also caught the attention of golf fans who were willing to forego their normal sleep schedules in order to catch the late-night action from Jeju Island, South Korea.
Normally, South Korea has a fairly comfortable golf climate going into the end of the calendar year, but PGA Tour pros were greeted by chilly morning rounds this week. As a result, many in the field, including Piercy, were caught off guard and packed inappropriately. In need of some cold weather gear, Piercy went searching in downtown Jeju and came back with a hat Cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation would have been proud of.
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After an opening round 2-under par 70 and a 7-under par second round, the deerstalker hat turned into a type of good luck charm for the 39-year-old.
Piercy explained on social media the reasoning behind his unique look.
I do!??♂️ i didnt have enough warm weather gear when i got hear so i went to the @Titleist store downtown jeju and bought the hat, thermals and rain gear! $1,000 later im warm! #HiYa https://t.co/mQO3Nl6ij2
— Scott Piercy (@ScottPiercyPGA) October 19, 2018
“I didn’t have enough warm weather gear when I got here so I went to the @Titleist store downtown Jeju and bought the hat, thermals and rain gear!,” he wrote. “$1,000 later, I’m warm!”
Piercy would shoot rounds 72-69 on the weekend without his newly-famous hat, finishing in a tie for fifth, his best individual stroke-play finish on the PGA Tour since the 2016 Safeway Classic.
While the Titleist deerstalker hat isn’t currently available in the United States, perhaps Piercy’s performance will push the company to reconsider that stance.