• Age
    29
  • Turned Pro
    2007
  • Previous Opens
    3

Tony Finau

Finau
Finished 10th, fifth and ninth in the first three Majors of 2018, the first of those on his debut at The Masters coming after he dislocated an ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the eve-of-tournament par three competition and immediately popped it back himself.

Qualification

Tony Finau is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Finau
  • 2016

    Open Debut

  • T-9th Carnoustie 2018

    Best Open Finish

  • Fire-knife dancing (a Samoan ritual)

    Special Interests

Finished 10th, fifth and ninth in the first three Majors of 2018, the first of those on his debut at The Masters coming after he dislocated an ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the eve-of-tournament par three competition and immediately popped it back himself.

Tony Finau 

Was joint 18th in his maiden Open at Royal Troon in 2016, while in his first two Majors the previous season was 14th at the 2015 US Open and 10th in the PGA Championship. In 2016 landed the Puerto Rico Open following a play-off with Steve Marino and in October came close at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, losing at the first extra hole to Xander Schauffele. Had scholarship offers in basketball, but turned professional aged 17 in 2007 and played mini-circuits before earning a PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour.

He is of Tongan and American Samoan descent and is the first person from such a background to make it onto the PGA Tour. Received the last of Jim Furyk’s four wild cards for the Ryder Cup in September, winning the opening fourball match alongside Brooks Koepka and finishing in style as well with a 6&4 victory over previously unbeaten Tommy Fleetwood.

Qualification

Tony Finau is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T9
67
71
71
71
280
-4
Royal Birkdale 2017
T27
70
73
67
71
281
1
Royal Troon 2016
T18
67
71
72
74
284
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