Scott Piercy, a 41-year-old PGA Tour veteran, lost two significant sponsors on Thursday as a result of his contentious Instagram remarks.
One made reference to Pete Buttigieg, a previous Democratic presidential candidate, while the other made reference to QAnon, an extreme conservative conspiracy theory alleging a covert plan against President Donald Trump.
Golfdigest.com was the first to announce that Acushnet-owned Titleist and FootJoy have terminated their sponsorship of Piercy. The Las Vegas-based clothing manufacturer J. Lindeberg likewise broke off contact with the individual.
Both of the companies websites have been updated to remove Piercy’s name and image. Piercy fired 1-under 71 on Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
|Full Name||Scott Piercy|
|Date of Birth||November 6, 1978|
|Birth Place||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Age||43 Years Old|
|Hair Color||Black hair (hint of grey)|
|Eye Color||Brown eyes|
|Father’s Name||Ralph Piercy|
|Mother’s Name||Lynn Piercy|
|Education||Bonanza High School|
Brigham Young University
San Diego State University
|Wife||Sara Leone Piercy|
|Kids||Three sons; Cole Piercy, Brennan Piercy, and Jett Piercy|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Tours||Nationwide Tour (former)|
PGA Tour (current)
|Net Worth||$45 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|PGA Merch||PGA TOUR 2K21, PGA TOUR 2K21 Deluxe|
|Last Update||July 2022|
The PGA Tour issued a statement saying, “We were made aware of Scott’s comments and are disappointed in the lack of judgment employed.”
A J. Lindeberg spokesman said in a statement: “When we choose our ambassadors, we select people we are confident will represent us admirably both on and off the golf course. The allegations made by Scott Piercy were unacceptable and inconsistent with our ideals.
Since then, we’ve ended our agreement with Mr. Piercy. The company J. Lindeberg does not condone Piercy’s views, and we want to make sure that our clients, employees, and other representatives are aware of this. We also want them to know that there is no place for hate or discrimination in our workplace.
Piercy apologized on his Instagram story, writing, “Whenever I post, my purpose is NEVER to insult. I turned pro in 2001 and have won four PGA Tour events. If any of my recent story posts have offended you, I sincerely apologize. I’ll work harder.
Early Life of Scott Piercy
In Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 6, 1978, Piercy was given the zodiac sign of Scorpio. He is the grandchild of Delores and Loyd Piercy, the reports claim (deceased). He was also conceived by his parents, Lynn and Ralph Piercy.
His father, Ralph, graduated from Selma High School at the time and was given the scholarship to go to UNLV and play basketball there.
Piercy had a trouble-free upbringing while growing up in Las Vegas and tranquil early life. He appears to be his parents’ lone child in terms of siblings.
Piercy finished his early schooling at Bonanza High School, where he spent his teenage years.
After that, he spent a year studying at Brigham Young University; however, he later switched to San Diego State University.
He took an early interest in sports and began playing golf in college before turning pro after graduating.
2020 Controversy – Scott Piercy
For every single person on the planet, the year 2020 has been nothing short of chaotic. In addition to the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus, it has affected individuals as well.
When one’s home, people get into social media pages to connect. We do connect most of the time, but occasionally the connection is broken by a slip.
Scott Piercy, one of our golfers, published an Instagram meme that contained a homophobic insult. Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor of South Bend, who is gay as we all know, was asked to elaborate on the message. But his meme stood for the anti-gay sentiment.
He also made claims of child sex abuse against QAnon, a far-right conspiracy group, which added gasoline to the fire.
The player received hate mail, insults, and ignorance in response to that particular upload. It appears that his one social media blunder cost him two of his key sponsors.
Who Is Sara Piercy, Scott Piercy’s Wife?
Scott Piercy and Sara Piercy met at San Diego State College when they were both high school students, so Sara Piercy enrolled there. They ultimately decided to marry each other after falling in love in high school, and they have been a pair for 29 years.
In an interview with a golf website, she admitted that their common love of sports was one of the factors that contributed to the development of their relationship.
Their three children from their marriage are Cole, Brennan, and Jett. While Scott acknowledged that Sara and his children frequently travel to see him play, he insisted that education should always come first in an article with Swing By Swing.
Sara said that all three of their sons like visiting the golf course with their father, even though their youngest son plays the game the most out of the three.
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