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Tony Finau Ties Lowest Career Opening Round In Major At PGA Championship

Tony Finau focuses in on a shot during the 2019 Genesis Invitational. Finau finished the tournament T-15. (Abigail Keenan for the Tony Finau Foundation)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau has finished the first round of the PGA Championship two shots behind the leaders after shooting a three-under, 67.

Finau teed off on the 10th hole and birdied the first two holes to get to two-under-par immediately. He stumbled on hole 13 to bring him back to one-under-par, he would ultimately make the turn at one-under-par after paring out the remaining five holes.

His back nine began as well as his front did with back to back birdies on holes one and two. A bogey on six followed by a birdie on seven and Finau ended with a total of 5 birdies, 2 bogeys and 11 par’s for a three-under, 67.

Martin Kaymer, Zac Johnson and Xander Schauffele are all tied for the lead at five-under-par.

Many other notables are yet to tee off or finish their first-round, however, reigning PGA Championship champion Brooks Koepka currently sits at four-under-par through 14 holes and Tiger Woods is two-under through 14.

Finau is partnered alongside Patrick Cantlay and Danny Willet. They will tee off the first hole to begin their second-round at 1:52 p.m. on Friday.

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Tom Hackett is a Utah and Real Salt Lake Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the It’s Utah’s World Podcast (Utah Football themed) and The Lion’s Den Podcast (Real Salt Lake themed). Follow him on Twitter: @TomCantHackett.

 

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