Tony Finau Tee Times, Pairings Announced Ahead Of U.S. Open
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau will begin his 2021 U.S. Open campaign alongside Daniel Berger and Abraham Ancer through the first two rounds at Torrey Pines Golf Course this week.
Finau, 31, is vying to win his second PGA Tour event at a golf course that he has played well at over the years. Most recently, Finau finished in a T2 at Torrey Pines South Course earlier this year at the Farmers Insurance Open when he finished five shots behind eventual champion Patrick Reed.
Round 1: 11:02 am ET(1st tee)
Round 2: 4:47 pm ET(10th tee)
— Tony Finau Tracker (@tracker_tony) June 15, 2021
The U.S. Open has also been kind to Finau over the years. Last year at Winged Foot Golf Club he ended in a tie for eighth. His best finish at the U.S. Open came in 2018 when he finished in fifth, four shots behind Brooks Koepka at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.
This week, Finau will have his work cut out for him. Torrey Pines South is a long, windy golf course that plays along the Pacific Ocean coastline in San Diego, California.
Finau arrived in San Diego on Monday, June 14, and immediately headed for the golf course for a practice round. A video emerged of Finau hitting an approach shot out of the rough. His ball was barely visible as he hacked it towards the green.
— Stephanie Wei (@StephanieWei) June 14, 2021
Fortunately, Finau thrives in difficult conditions. He has a tremendous ability to advance the golf ball in high wind and challenging conditions. His length off the tee and approaching greens give Finau an advantage over the rest of the field. Sadly, Finau’s putting has been the thorn in his game thus far throughout his career.
He ranks 133rd on the PGA Tour as it relates to strokes gained putting. In every other aspect of his game, he ranks inside the top 30 with his best attribute being strokes gained tee to green in which he ranks 6th.
3 par 4s over 500 yards.
Tall and nasty rough.
Firm and fast greens.
Torrey Pines is in major form this week. pic.twitter.com/edKwEFSadt
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 15, 2021