Tony Finau Returns To PGA Tour Competition This Week At The CJ Cup

Oct 12, 2021, 2:44 PM
Tony Finau - BMW Championship...
Tony Finau of the United States putts on the sixth green during the third round of the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club on August 28, 2021 in Owings Mills, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau will make his first appearance since winning the Ryder Cup this week at The CJ Cup. The tournament will be hosted by The Summit Club in Las Vegas, Nevada for the first time in the tournament’s history.

Finau is scheduled to play alongside K.H. Lee and Justin Rose throughout the opening two rounds of the competition with the opening Thursday tee time slated for 9:56 a.m. before a 12:42 p.m. tee time on Friday.

The CJ Cup does not have a cut, meaning, that Finau will be present for all four rounds in quest of a third career PGA Tour victory.

Finau played a key role in helping team USA dissemble team Europe during last month’s Ryder Cup. Immediately following the victory, Finau stated that he was dealing with a “persisting health issue” and subsequently withdrew from the Dunhill Links Championship which he was expected to attend the week immediately following the Ryder Cup.

No statement has been made on what the “persisting health issue” was, however, Finau was spotted playing friendly rounds of golf with friends and family across the Wasatch Front throughout the last month. With his most recent commitment to The CJ Cup, it would appear that the health issue is no longer a problem for the 32-year-old Utah native.

The CJ Cup will be available to watch via the Golf Channel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Thursday through to Sunday.


Dave Skretta, AP

Justin Thomas Takes PGA From Uninspiring To Unforgettable

Justin Thomas held the Wanamaker Trophy after winning his second PGA Championship and fans showered him in adulation.
3 days ago
Associated Press

PGA Updates | Justin Thomas Wins 2nd PGA Title In Playoff

Justin Thomas has won his second PGA Championship. Thomas rallied from seven shots back on Sunday to force a playoff with Will Zalatoris, then beat him with two birdies and a par in their three-hole aggregate at Southern Hills.
4 days ago
Associated Press

PGA Updates | Thomas, Zalatoris In Playoff For PGA Title

The PGA Championship is headed to a playoff between Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris after Mito Pereira squandered a one-shot lead on the 18th when he drove into a creek and made double bogey.
4 days ago
Tony Finau - Mexico Open...
Brian Preece

Tony Finau Finishes PGA Championship At Three Over Par, Tied For 33rd

Tony Finau's 2022 PGA Championship weekend has come to a close with the local golfer finishing the tournament at three over par.
4 days ago
Tiger Woods - The Masters Tournament...
Brian Preece

Woods Withdraws From Final Round Of PGA

There will be no Sunday red for Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship. The PGA of America says Woods has withdrawn from the final round.
5 days ago

McIlroy Powers To A 65 For Early Lead At PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy has the lead at the PGA Championship after the first round, shooting a 5-under 65 at Southern Hills.
6 days ago
Tony Finau Returns To PGA Tour Competition This Week At The CJ Cup