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Tony Finau Flirting With Cut Line At Mayakoba Golf Classic

Nov 4, 2022, 11:46 AM

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Tony Finau of United States plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the World Wide Technology Championship at Club de Golf El Camaleon on November 04, 2022 in Playa del Carmen. (Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Tony Finau is flirting with the cut at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, his first event of the 2022/23 PGA Tour season, following a combined two-round score of three-under-par.

Finau began his second round six shots off the pace following a three-under-par, 68, on Thursday. His first round began with a triple bogey on the second hole, but fortunately, Finau recovered and rattled off six closing birdies to card a promising score.

The Second Round Explained

Friday began his second round on the 10th tee and made a bogey on his third hole of the day. However, much like Friday, Finau recovered with three birdies on the front nine prior to a closing nine bogey to make the turn at one-under-par for the day.

The back nine for Finau was filled with both good and bad holes. A bogey on 11 pushed his score back to even par on the day. He made a birdie on the par 5 5th, his 14th hole, to go back into the green. But he followed it with his final bogey on 7. Finau concluded his day with an eagle on the par 5 7th to boost his standing.

Despite the closing eagle, Finau still managed to shoot an even par round and finds himself on the cut line at three-under-par. Multiple golfers are still on the course, so Finau’s fate will be determined over the following few hours.

Tony Finau By The Numbers

Yesterday, Finau averaged just 50% of fairways in regulation. On Friday, he increased his percentage by 21%. Unfortunately, despite the increase in fairways hit, Finau struggled to capitalize and only managed to hit 44% of greens in regulation. Surprisingly, Finau also only averaged 271 yards off the tee. However, much of the distance off the tee for Finau was a result of club collection, he did not hit his driver as often as he has done so in the past at Mayakoba.

Currently, Sam Ryder leads the field at 13-under-par, while Brian Harman holds the second position at 10-under.

Other notable players in the field include Scottie Scheffler (T17), Viktor Hovland (T17), Jason Day (T30), and S.H. Kim (T75).

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