Third place in the 2019 Open at Royal Portrush continued a fine sequence in the majors, three top 10 finishes in 2018, including The Open, being followed by a tie for fifth in the 2019 Masters.
Third place in the 2019 Open at Royal Portrush continued a fine sequence in the majors, three top-10 finishes in 2018, including The Open, being followed by a tie for fifth in the 2019 Masters.
Despite wild card picks into the 2018 Ryder Cup and 2019 Presidents Cup teams, it had been five years and 142 tournaments since his last PGA Tour win when he broke through again at the 2021 Northern Trust – it took him into the game’s top 10 for the first time - but the following season brought three more successes.
On his return from St Andrews, Finau captured the 3M Open, seven days later he added the Rocket Mortgage Classic and in November he lifted the Cadence Bank Houston Open.
Then, in April, he also captured the Mexico Open, pushing world No 1 and Masters champion Jon Rahm into second place. On his Ryder Cup debut in Paris he won the opening fourball match alongside Brooks Koepka against Justin Rose and Jon Rahm and in the singles defeated the previously unbeaten Tommy Fleetwood 6&4.
Is remembered for dislocating an ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the 2018 Masters eve-of-tournament par three competition and immediately popping it back himself. He is of Tongan and American Samoan descent and his actual name is Milton Pouha Finau.