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Tony Finau Places Inside Top 20 At Players Championship

Mar 12, 2023, 4:41 PM

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Tony Finau of the United States walks the second fairway during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 12, 2023 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITYPGA Tour golfer and Utahn Tony Finau placed inside the top 20 on the leaderboard at THE PLAYERS Championship.

THE PLAYERS Championship took place at TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The tournament ran from Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 12.

After Finau fell back on the leaderboard during his first day at the event, he finished the opening round with a score of 73 or one over par. Finau recorded a round of 72 for par on Day Two of the golf event.

As he entered the weekend, Finau caught fire. On Saturday, March 11, the local golfer had his best round of the tourney. Finau’s third day ended at 66 or six shots under par.

On the final day of the event, Finau posted a scorecard of one under par for 71. He finished the event six shots under par and tied for 19th on the leaderboard.

Tony Finau Scorecard

Round One: 73

Round Two: 72

Round Three: 66

Round Four: 71

Final Score: -6

Final Leaderboard

1. Scottie Scheffler (-17)

2. Tyrrell Hatton (-12)

T3. Viktor Hovland (-10)

T3. Tom Hoge (-10)

5. Hideki Matsuyama (-9)

The purse for THE PLAYERS Championship was $25 million. Last year’s winner was Cameron Smith.

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.

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Finau on Netflix’s “Full Swing”

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

The series premiered 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.”

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.”

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