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Tony Finau In Contention Despite Inconsistency Off Tee In Mexico

Dec 3, 2020, 3:20 PM
Tony Finau of the United States plays a shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Mayako...
Tony Finau of the United States plays a shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleón Golf Club on December 03, 2020 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau is just one shot off the lead at the Mayaboka Golf Classic despite having serious problems finding fairways and greens off the tee box.

Finau hit just 50 percent of the fairways in regulation and found the green on just 61 percent of the time. His ball-striking mishaps were made up in his putting as he averaged just 1.5 putts per hole.

Despite not playing well, Finau remarkably finished with a final-round score of four-under-par, 67.

His round included six birdies and two bogeys.

Finau will begin his second round off the 10th tee at 5:40 a.m playing alongside Corey Conners and Sebastian Munoz who ended the first round at even par and two-over respectively.

Last year, Finau missed the cut at the same tournament. He is on track to play on the weekend and contend for his second career PGA Tour Victory.

Other Notables

Other notables in the field include:

Viktor Kovland – four-under-par and in a tie for 7th

Rickie Fowler – one-under-par and in a tie for 35th

Brooks Koepka – even par and in a tie for 57th

Gary Woodland – one-over-par and in a tie for 72nd

Justin Thomas – one-over-par and in a tie for 72nd

Broadcast Info

The broadcast begins on the Golf Channel at noon on Friday and Saturday with Sunday’s broadcast starting at 11 a.m.

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