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Tony Finau Completes First Round At Genesis Invitational

Feb 16, 2023, 7:41 PM | Updated: 7:41 pm

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Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of The American Express at PGA West Pete Dye Stadium Course on January 22, 2023 in La Quinta, California. Finau will compete in the Genesis Invitational in February.(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Tony Finau is competing in The Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, California. The event runs from February 16 to February 19.

At the end of the first round, Finau scored a +1 which left him tied for 77th place.

Tony Finau competed against other golf superstars at The Genesis Invitational such as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

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Max Homa and Keith Mitchell held first place after the first round with a score of -7.

Finau at WM Phoenix Open

Native Utahn and professional golfer Tony Finau placed inside the top 15 at the 2023 Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament.

Finau scored 70, 68, 67, and 71 in the four rounds.

WM Phoenix Open Leaderboard

    1. Scottie Scheffler (-19)
    2. Nick Taylor (-17)
    3. Jon Rahm (-14)
    4. Justin Thomas (-13)
    5. Jason Day (-12)

About Tony Finau

Finau was born in Salt Lake City. He turned professional in 2007.

In addition to competing on the PGA Tour, Finau has also participated in the European Tour, PGA Tour Canada, and Web.com Tour. Finau is a five-time PGA Tour champion and has finished in the top five of each of golf’s major championships.

Netflix Show

Finau recently landed on the cast for Netflix’s upcoming documentary series on golf called “Full Swing.”

The series premieres on the streaming service on February 15.

“This immersive documentary series follows a diverse group of professional golfers — on and off the course — during a relentless season of competition,” reads Netflix’s description of the docuseries.

Finau is one of more than a dozen professional golfers that will have a spot in the series.

In a preview of the series written by PGATour.com’s Cameron Morfit, Finau discussed what it was like to be part of the show and the experience of having a television crew around him.

“They were everywhere,” Finau said. “On off-weeks, they were home with me. I felt like they did a lot of filming. I knew when I said yes that that was a possibility. So, I told my wife. She was all-in; she didn’t mind it.”

RELATED: Tony Finau Finishes In Top 20 At The American Express Tournament

Finau added that the crew ended up spending time with him and his family in the Beehive State.

“It got to a point where it felt like they were just a fly on the wall,” Finau continued. “We got to know the crew because it was the same people. They visited Utah, we had a great old time. They ended up being people I’d call friends now. I’ve got a great relationship with some of them.”

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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Tony Finau Completes First Round At Genesis Invitational