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Tony Finau’s Lack Of Form Continues With Dismal First Round At Travelers Championship

Tony Finau of the United States reacts to his shot from the 15th tee during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 24, 2021 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It was another poor showing from Tony Finau on the PGA Tour as he ended the opening round of the Travelers Championship at 6-over-par and 13 shots off the leaders.

One Birdie, Five Bogeys & A Double

Finau, 31, got off to a good start when he birdied the 2nd hole. His approach shot out of the first cut left him with a 9-foot look at birdie that he would drain.

Sadly, that was his only birdie of the first round. The remaining 16 holes consisted of 5 bogeys and a concluding double-bogey on 17.

It is the second consecutive week that Finau has struggled after he missed the cut at the U.S. Open last week. Finau will rely on a big second round if he has any plans to play on the weekend at the Travelers this week.

The Travelers Championship has both been kind and cruel to Finau over the years, he finished in the top 25 the first three years that he participated, but has missed the cut on the previous two attempts.

The opening round of the Travelers Championship was summed up on the 17th hole that he ultimately double-bogeyed. His second shot was out of the fairway bunker that he topped, barely getting the ball out of the trap before it trickled into the water.

Second Round

The second round begins at 5:45 a.m. off the 10th tee alongside Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson who finished the first round at one-under-par and even-par respectively.

Finau enters the second round in a tie for 150th and the fourth-worst starting second-round score in the field.