Tony Finau Made Career Strides In 2021 As Search For World Golfing Dominance Continues

Dec 22, 2021, 1:25 PM | Updated: Jan 1, 2022, 7:29 pm

Tony Finau of team United States interacts with the crowd on the first tee during Friday Morning Fo...

Tony Finau of team United States interacts with the crowd on the first tee during Friday Morning Foursome Matches of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 24, 2021 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Tony Finau will not play another event in 2021 following a year that brought as much success as any in Finau’s career.

In the year 2021 Finau secured his second career PGA Tour victory when he won The Northern Trust in a playoff against Australian Cameron Smith. It concluded a five-year drought for Finau between his first and second PGA Tour victories.

Throughout the five years, Finau finished second in multiple tournaments with many pundits starting to question whether he would ever secure a second win.

The victory at The Northern Trust was a reward for hard work.

To begin the 2021 calendar year, Finau rattled off three consecutive top-five finishes and scored the most FedEx Cup points throughout the months of January & February.

Then, his year slowed down beginning with a missed cut at The Players Championship.

Finau refused to give up on hope as he pursued a long-awaited victory, and remarkably, the win finally came in August.

In the Majors, it was another terrific year for Finau who is quickly becoming synonymous with good results at the major tournaments. A T10 at The Masters, T8 at the PGA Championship, T15 at The Open Championship, and a missed cut at The U.S. Open concluded his Major tournament slate for 2021.

The year was capped off with an emphatic Ryder Cup performance in which Finau aided Team USA to a prolific 19-9 win over the Europeans.

The 2021 season for Finau was another step of progress in an attempt to become one of the world’s most dominant golfers. Currently, Finau is ranked 15th in the Official World Golf Rankings, but has shown the potential to become a frequent top 10 player.

As good as the 2021 season was for Finau, 2022 could be even more fruitful.

The next event for Finau will be in Hawaii when he competes in the Sentry Tournament of Champions beginning on January 6th.


PGA Tour LIV Golf...


PGA Tour, Europe To Merge With Saudis And End LIV Golf Litigation

The most disruptive year in golf ended Tuesday when the PGA Tour and European tour agreed to a merger with LIV Golf.

2 days ago

Black Desert Resort Utah Golf LPGA Tour...

KSL Sports

Black Desert Resort To Host LPGA Tour Competition Beginning In 2025

Black Desert Resort Golf Course in St. George, proudly announces being named the future host of an LPGA Tour competition beginning in 2025.

9 days ago


Doug Ferguson, AP

Brooks Koepka Delivers Another Major Performance To Win PGA

Koepka ran off three quick birdies early, never lost the lead amid a gritty fight for a 3-under 67 for a two-shot victory.

18 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Instant Replay: Michael Block Hits Hole-In-One At PGA Championship

Michael Block hit a hole-in-one on the 15th hole at Oak Hill during the final round of the 2023 PGA Championship.

18 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Tony Finau Struggles, Finishes +15 At 2023 PGA Championship

Utahn and PGA Tour golfer Tony Finau struggled at Oak Hill and tied for 72nd place on the leaderboard at the 2023 PGA Championship.

18 days ago


KSL Sports

Soldier Hollow Stop Will Have Biggest Purse In LPGA Epson Tour History

The Black Desert Resort Championship presented by Marcella Club will be played Sept. 7-9 at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway.

20 days ago

Sponsored Articles

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.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

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

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

Tony Finau Made Career Strides In 2021 As Search For World Golfing Dominance Continues