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Finau Ties Masters Record, Sits In First Place After Sensational Front Nine

Apr 13, 2019, 2:43 PM | Updated: 3:47 pm
ony Finau of the United States plays a shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the Masters...
Tony Finau of the United States plays a shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Salt Lake City native Tony Finau had one of the best front nines of golf in the history of the Masters Saturday afternoon.

At the turn of the third round of the tournament, Finau tied the first-nine record with a six under par score of 30.

The 29-year old joined an elite group of golfers to score a 30 on the front nine at the Masters, a list that included Gary Woodland, Phil Mickelson, K.J. Choi, Greg Norman and Johnny Miller.

Finau came into the Saturday’s round with a score of three under par. His front nine performance in the penultimate round brought him to 9-under and put him in first place at the turn.

Last year, Finau drew viral attention at the Par 3 tournament at August National Golf Club for knocking in a hole-in-one and then dislocating his ankle and popping it back into place.

In a satirical video made by Nike, Finau’s sponsor, the shoe company made the Utahn a “special” shoe, the Finau1, to prevent such injuries from occurring again.

Finau conintued the joke by wearing the ridiculous shoe to this year’s Par 3 tournament.

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