Tony Finau Enters Clubhouse At 3M Open Over Par After Opening Round

Jul 22, 2021, 2:08 PM

Tony Finay on golf course...

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)

(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau has concluded his first round at the 3M Open at one-over-par, eight shots off the first-round leader Rickie Fowler.

Wet Opening Round

Finau began his round on the 10th tee and made five consecutive pars before making back-to-back birdies before ending his opening nine holes with a bogey. He made the turn at one under.

Then, a double-bogey dropped, followed by a bogey, after two consecutive approach shots found the water. His final birdie came on the par 4 5th hole when he sunk a 17-foot putt for birdie.

Finau was paired with Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. Garcia ended the opening round at one-under-par while Fowler leads the tournament at seven-under-par.

The tournament was suspended momentarily due to inclement weather, Finau at the time was through 14 holes before taking a two-hour break.

Last year, the tournament was not played due to the global pandemic. However, in 2019 Finau finished in lone third. The year before that he finished in a T-23 in his 3M Open debut.

Return To Form

Finau enters the 3M Open following a top 15 finish at Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Prior to The Open, Finau missed consecutive cuts for the second time this PGA Tour season.

The PGA Tour season only has seven tournaments remaining before the concluding Tour Championship occurs at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Ryder Cup is the next big golfing event this year following the conclusion of the major tournaments last week at The Open. The Ryder Cup is scheduled to begin on September 24th and as it stands Finau is not in a position to make the USA team.

He will require strong finishes the rest of the way to further solidify himself as a Ryder Cup participant.



Kyle Ireland

Tony Finau Rebounds From Masters, Ties For 12th At RBC Heritage

 Tony Finau bounced back from a rough performance at the Masters Tournament and posted a top-15 finish at the 2024 RBC Heritage.

2 days ago


Doug Ferguson, AP

Scottie Scheffler Unstoppable, Wins Another Masters Green Jacket

Scottie Scheffler won the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National to claim his second green jacket in three years.

10 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Tony Finau Struggles During Final Round Of 2024 Masters Tournament

Tony Finau struggled and slipped down the leaderboard during a rough final round at the 2024 Masters Tournament.

10 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Tony Finau Shoots Even Par In Third Round Of Masters Tournament

PGA Tour golfer Tony Finau climbed up the leaderboard despite shooting an even round of par during the third round of the Masters Tournament.

11 days ago

Tony Finau 2024 Masters Round Two...

Chandler Holt

Tony Finau Makes 2024 Masters Cut Despite Slow Second Round

Utah native Tony Finau didnt have his best performance on the second day of the 2024 Masters Tournament but he still made the cut.

12 days ago

Tony Finau 2024 Masters Day One...

Chandler Holt

Tony Finau Finishes First Round Of Masters One-Under-Par

Utah native Tony Finau wrapped up his first round at the Masters at one-under-par. 26 golfers were unable to finish on the first day.

13 days ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Tony Finau Enters Clubhouse At 3M Open Over Par After Opening Round