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Tony Finau Vying For Third Top 10 Finish At The Masters

Apr 11, 2021, 2:33 PM
Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the first tee during the final round of the Mas...
Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the first tee during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah native Tony Finau is continuing to fight at The Masters despite moving in the wrong direction. Finau is through his first nine holes as he makes the turn, but is one-over-par.

Finau is two-under-par and nine shots behind current leader Hideki Matsuyama who is looking to become the first Japanese player to win a major.

The front nine was a rollercoaster ride for Finau who struggled to find fairways and was subsequently asked to scramble.

His shot of the week came on the seventh hole. He was stuck under trees and fighting to try and save par, but found himself with 140 yards still to make birdie. Remarkable, Finau hit a low, punch shot that trickled up the fairway, around the lip of the greenside bunker, down the slope to within inches of the cup. He managed to save par from the most unlikely of places.

The only bogey of the day came on the par 3 4th hole. His tee shot found the greenside bunker, his sand wedge then hit the pin and rattled the flagstick shooting the ball back down the slope of the green. He missed his 20-foot putt for par and tapped in for bogey.

Outside of the mishap at 4, Finau made par on every other hole.

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