Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2, 2013)–It was a good week for Las Vegas PGA Tour stars Ryan Moore and Scott Piercy. And a good week for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and the Birdies4Shriners campaign created by Shift4 Corporation, a Las Vegas-based company. Piercy and Moore finished 3rd and 4th respectively at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and combined for 55 birdies and one eagle. For each birdie and eagle, dollars are raised through the Birdies4Shriners campain. Fans can pledge a dollar amount and follow along at home. Click now for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Birdies4Shriners campaign to get involved. –By Brian Hurlburt Follow @LVGolfInsider for more Vegas Golf News, Deals
Piercy–who recorded 28 birdies and one eagle over the four days– finished off the week with a 61 (and 10 birdies) on Sunday. "When you shoot 10‑under par, you're doing a lot of good things," Piercy told the media following the round. "These greens this week were amazing. If you got it online, rolling, you made it. There were probably three or four today that I walked in from about five feet short of the hole. I rolled the ball great this week. Stan Utley came and helped me this week, along with Jim Hardy on my golf swing. Got a putter from Scotty Cameron that I really like that I actually won with in Canada that I brought back out this week. It's fun to shoot low numbers."
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For Moore (27 birdies in four rounds), he also had a very good week and is very happy with a recent change in equipment to TaylorMade Golf. He has 11 clubs from T-Made in his bag, and mentioned how happy he was with the switch several times during media sessions in Phoenix. "I'm definitely happy with the way this week went," Moore said. "I got in a couple of weeks of practice before I came in here. I finally got time to really get the TaylorMade stuff dialed in for the last two weeks, so that was huge for me. I felt comfortable all week with my equipment. I felt I performed above and beyond anything I have seen in a long time out of my game. I'm very encouraged and looking forward to a couple weeks in LA."
Piercy grew up in Las Vegas, playing golf at Bonanza High School, and still lives in the city. He won the 2011 Reno-Tahoe Open and the 2012 Canadian Open. Moore was a 4-time All-American at UNLV, and moved back to Las Vegas last year. He won the 2009 Wyndham Championship and the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in his hometown. Quotes courtesy of ASAPSports.com.