Tony Finau is relentless. After the 3M Open, the American also won the Rocket Mortgage Classic and thus dropped the poker of successes on the PGA Tour. In Detroit, Michigan, with a total of 262 (64 66 65 67, -26) hits he clearly exceeded competition from fellow countrymen Patrick Cantlay (best player on the circuit in 2021 when he also won the FedEx Cup) and Cameron Young, both 2 / i with 267 (-21) alongside Canadian Taylor Pendrith (leading at the end of the “moving day “together with Finau).
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The first golfer since 2019 (Brendon Todd) to win two regular season tournaments in a row, Finau has signed his career best score on the PGA Tour. This affirmation allowed the 32-year-old from Salt Like City (Utah) to move from 16th to 13th position in the world ranking and from 17th to 7th in the FedEx Cup. Not only that: the exploit has earned him 1,512,000 dollars against a total prize pool of 8,400,000. Truly a moment of super form for Finau, still on the top of the men’s US circuit.
Tony Finau (born September 14, 1989) is an American golfer. Finau has ancestry in Tonga and American Samoa and is the first Polynesian player on the American PGA Tour.
Finau won the Utah State Amateur Championship at age 17 and then turned professional. So he doesn’t have a long amateur career. He played good basketball and got offers for a scholarship, which he declined. He wanted to focus on golf.
First, he played on US mini-tours such as the Gateway Tour, the NGA Hooters Tour and the National Pro Tour. In 2009, he and his brother Gipper starred in “The Big Break,” a Golf Channel television program.
In 2013, he played on the Canadian Tour, where he made the cut seven times in eight tournaments. At the end of 2013, he entered the Tour School of the Web.com Tour, where he finished in joint third place. In August 2014 he recorded his first victory. He won the Stonebrae Classic with a score of 67-62-63-66, a tournament record. At the end of 2014, he was promoted to the American PGA Tour.
In August 2015, he was number 42 in the FedEx Cup and number 113 in the world rankings when he competed in the US PGA Championship. where he was tied for 3rd place after round 2.