Tony Finau Comletes PGA Tour Return Following Battle With COVID-19

Oct 22, 2020, 4:44 PM
Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the Zo...
Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the Zozo Championship @ Sherwood on October 22, 2020 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau has completed his first competitive round of golf on the PGA Tour since he tied for eighth at the U.S. Open in early September.

Finau finished the first round of the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club in California at three-under par, five shots off the leader Sebastian Munoz.

The Utah native began his round with a birdie on the first hole followed by an eagle on the par 5 second to quickly put himself in contention.

However, a bogey on the par 5 fifth brought him back to reality. He made the turn at two-under-par.

His back nine consisted of three consecutive par’s on holes 10,11 and 12 before he pocketed his first of two birdies on hole 13.

Unfortunately, immediately following the birdie on 13 came a bogey on 14.

Finau made his final birdie on the par 5 16th after hitting his third shot tight from 112 yards.

He ended round one with a 69 and in a tie for 22nd.

It was the first event back for Finau following a positive COVID-19 test sidelined him for two weeks. Previously, Finau had taken two weeks off to spend time with his family back in his home state of Utah. While home he hosted his annual charity golf event for the Tony Finau Foundation.

Finau’s second round will begin on the 10th tee at 12;18 p.m.playing alongside Tyler Duncan and Corey Conners.


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