Tony Finau - Everything You Need to Know
UPDATED: Monday 1st August 2022
TONY Finau claimed a second PGA Tour title in as many starts by cruising to a five-stroke victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
The 32-year-old recorded six birdies on his way to a five-under 67 at Detroit Golf Club, seeing him end the week on 26 under and become the first player since Brendon Todd in 2019 to win PGA Tour events on successive weeks.
Finau finished five ahead of Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young and fellow overnight co-leader Taylor Pendrith, who posted a final-round 72, with Germany's Stephan Jaeger in fifth spot.
"One of my goals would be to be a multiple winner on Tour this season - to be able to accomplish that is amazing," said Finau.. "Another goal is to win the FedExCup and I put myself in position to do that.
"Scottie Scheffler is going to be extremely hard to catch. Sam Burns, those guys have had unbelievable seasons. I think Cameron Smith is up there. Those guys will be hard to catch, but the way the points work in the FedExCup, you're able to race up that, climb that ladder pretty fast. I at least have given myself a chance to do that."
Finau took advantage of the par-fives on the front nine, birdieing both the fourth and the seventh, before following a 12-foot par-save at the ninth by rolling in a 20-footer to pick up a shot at the next.
A three-putt bogey at the 11th was cancelled out when Finau holed from 30 feet at the next, with the American then making two-putt birdies at the 14th and 17th to complete a convincing victory.
Cantlay charged up the leaderboard on the final day with four birdies in the first five holes helping him to a second successive 66, despite bogeying the last having made a brilliant eagle at the par-five 14th.
Young also ended on 21 under after four birdies in the last six holes helped him a final-round 68, while Pendrith lost his overnight lead with a bogey on the second hole and slipped out of contention on the back nine.
England's Matt Wallace moved inside the top 125 on the FedExCup standings with a top-10 finish ahead of this week's Wyndham Championship - the final regular season event and last chance to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs.
Who is Tony Finau
Finau was born in Salt Lake City in September 1989. He turned professional at the age of 17, plying his trade on several mini tours. He competed in The Big Break on the Golf Channel in 2009 and progressed to the Web.com Tour in 2014, finishing eighth in the money list to gain his PGA Tour card. His maiden victory came at the Puetro Rico Open in 2016. He has 10 top-10 finishes in the majors and is a two-time Ryder Cup player.
His victory in the Rocket Mortgage Classic was his second in successive weeks. He began the tournament in 17th place in the FedEx Cup standings and seventh in the United States Presidents Cup standings. He is now seventh in the FedEx Cup standings and 13th in the world rankings.
He averages 305 yards from the tee and hits 58% of fairways. He hits 70% of greens in regulation and records 4.04 birdies per round. His scoring average in 2022 is 69.949 and he averages 29.14 putts per round.
What's In the Bag - Tony Finau
- Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees)
- Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX
- 3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST (14 degrees)
- Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX
- Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), Ping Blueprint (4-PW)
- Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X (3), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX (4-PW)
- Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50-12, 56-12), WedgeWorks Proto (60-T)
- Shafts: Nippon N.S. Tour Only WV 125 S (50-56), Nippon N.S. Pro Wedge 125 S (60)
- Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2 prototyp
- Grip: Garsen Golf Quad Pro
- Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot
- Grips: Lamkin UTx
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