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 August’s Northern Trust.
A month later his second Ryder Cup appearance came as a captain’s selection again. On his Paris debut, Finau 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.
The American 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.
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 U.S Open and 10th in the PGA Championship. Played the Junior Ryder Cup in 2004 and 2006.