s a kid growing up in
North Texas, Pierceson Coody enjoyed spending time on the golf course, but he
also liked playing a lot of other sports, too. His dad Kyle and granddad
Charles, the 1971 Masters champion, provided support and encouragement every
step of the way and never tried to push him in any one direction. They both
likely broke into a smile, though, when Pierceson ultimately decided that golf
was his true passion.
Once Pierceson turned his full attention and athletic skills to
playing golf, it quickly became apparent he made the right decision. Pierceson
and his twin brother Parker have been winners and true sportsmen from their
early days on junior golf development circuits to their time in high school and
on the Legends Junior Tour to present day as stars on the University of Texas
Men’s Golf Team.
After Pierceson won the 2021 George Hannon Collegiate and
followed it up with three more top-3 finishes for the Longhorns, he ascended to
the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. The new No. 1-ranked amateur in the
world has won the 2019 Trans-Miss and 2020 Western Amateur Championships. He
will soon be co-starring on amateur golf’s biggest stage as a member of the
10-man USA Walker Cup Team that will face Great Britain and Ireland in the 2021
Match this May at Seminole Golf Club, in Juno Beach, Fla.
Golf fans in the Lone Star State have had a
front row seat to watch Pierceson’s success thus far, and there’s every reason
to believe it will continue long into the future. It’s very possible Charles
won’t be the only one in the Coody family who can boast of winning a major