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Tony Finau Notches Top 10 Finish At PGA Championship

May 23, 2021, 4:13 PM
Tony Finau of the United States putts on the eighth green during the final round of the 2021 PGA Ch...
Tony Finau of the United States putts on the eighth green during the final round of the 2021 PGA Championship held at the Ocean Course of Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau has performed well at another major tournament following his final round at the PGA Championship.

Finau, 31, entered the day at even par and seven shots behind the overnight leader Phil Mickelson.

Nightmare Start For Finau

His round got off to a shocking start after he double-bogeyed the par 5 2nd. His tee shot found the sand. He was unable to get out of the sand on his 2nd, his 3rd attempt he finally found the fairway. 4th shot went back over the green and into the rough. He left himself with 19-feet for bogey which he missed before tapping in for double.

But Finau managed to settle and compose himself. He made three consecutive par’s to recover from the chaos on the second. Then, on the par 4 6th and the par 5 7th he made back-to-back birdies and returned to even par on the tournament.

Sadly, he found sand again on the par 3 8th and made bogey after missing a 6-foot look for par.

Finau made the turn at one-over-par.

Steady Back Nine

The back nine was far less eventful. Despite hitting the golf ball into the teeth of the wind for the first four holes, Finau managed to make par on 10, 11, 12, and 13.

Then, on the par 3 14th that played downwind on Sunday, he drained a 27-foot putt for birdie as he made his way back towards the clubhouse.

His final birdie of the tournament fell on the par 5 16th when he converted a brilliant chip to 3 feet to get to one-under-par.

As it stands, Finau is in a tie for 9th. If his positioning remains, Finau will finish in the top 10 of a major for the 9th time in his last 12 appearances.

 

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