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Tony Finau Finishes In Top 20 At The American Express Tournament

Jan 22, 2023, 5:10 PM | Updated: Jan 23, 2023, 12:19 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Native Utahn and PGA Tour golfer Tony Finau finishes inside the top 20 on the leaderboard at The American Express tournament.

The American Express took place at La Quinta Country Club from January 19-22.

Finau tied for 16th place following four rounds at the event.

Tony Finau’s Scorecard

  • Round 1: 69
  • Round 2: 67
  • Round 3: 65
  • Round 4: 66

After scoring six under par in his final round, Finau ended up at 21 below par for the tournament.

Leaderboard

1. John Rahm (-27)

2. Davis Thompson (-26)

T3. Xander Schauffele (-25)

T3. Chris Kirk (-25)

5. Taylor Montgomery (-24)

T6. Erik van Rooyen (-23)

T6. Matti Schmid (-23)

T6. Robby Shelton (-23)

T6. Tom Kim (-23)

T6. J.T. Poston (-23)

Previous Event

The American Express was Finau’s second event of 2023. From January 5-8, the golfer participated in the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii. He finished tied for seventh place in the event.

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Rahm concluded the tournament at 27-under-par, while Finau shot 21-under-par to finish in a share for 7th.

Remarkably, through 72 holes of golf, or four rounds, Finau only scored a bogey on three occasions. During the second round, Finau bogeyed consecutive holes and on Saturday Finau concluded his spell of Bogeys on the par 4 10th. Comparatively, Finau found 24 birdies throughout the week.

It was an impressive outing for Finau who statistically played incredibly well. During his final round on Sunday, Finau found 73% of fairways and a remarkable 94% of greens in regulation. His driving distance was down due to the narrow landing zones throughout Kapalua Plantation Course.

Unfortunately, Finau lost the tournament throughout the third round. On Saturday, Finau still managed to shoot four under par for the round but struggled with his ball striking as he averaged just 53% of fairways and 67% of greens in regulation. Despite the struggles, Finau fought hard to scramble efficiently and remained hopeful going into the final round.

Rahm stole the show with an impressive 10-under-par final round to claim the tournament by two strokes. Collin Morikawa finished in second place while Max Homa and Tom Hoge shared third. Up-and-coming prodigy Tom Kim and J.J. Spaun enjoyed a share of fifth while Finau split the chocolates with K.H. Lee, Scottie Scheffler, and Max Fitzpatrick in seventh.

Impressively, Finau notched his 216th career PGA Tour start this week in Hawaii. It also marked his 56th top 10 finish on the PGA Tour. Finau has finished in the top 10 on 25.9% of career PGA Tour starts, remarkably.

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