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Tony Finau Fires Two-Under Round To Open Travelers Championship

Jun 23, 2022, 2:13 PM

Tony Finau of the United States prepares to play shot on the tenth hole during the first round of T...

Tony Finau of the United States prepares to play shot on the tenth hole during the first round of Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 23, 2022 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Tony Finau has fired a two-under-par opening round at the Travelers Championship to share a tie of 21st.

Finau’s day began on the 10th and made his first mistake on the par 4 12th where he made bogey. But a wonderful putt from 16 feet on 17 brought him back to even par where he made the turn.

Finau opened the back nine with a birdie on the par 4 3rd hole after sticking his approach shot to one foot and easily tapping in his third shot. He made another birdie on the par 5 6th to conclude at two-under-par.

Rory Mcllroy leads the field at eight-under while Xander Schauffele and Martin Laird will enter the second round one shot back at seven-under.

Finau is playing alongside Im Sung-jae who withdrew from the tournamen hours before his opening tee time sparking rumours that the South Korean may be headed for the Saudi-backed LIV Series. He also played alongside Luke List who followed Finau’s lead and concluded at two-under-par.

On Friday, Finau will begin his round off the first tee at 10:40 a.m. where he will hope to chase down the overnight leader Mcllroy.

Finau enters the Travelers Championship following a missed cut at the U.S. Open a week ago. Prior to the U.S. Open, Finau managed to finish inside the top five in two consecutive tournaments.

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