Tony Finau

Tony Finau

Finau at 2015 Deutsche Bank
Personal information
Born (1989-09-14) September 14, 1989
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour Canada Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1 Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T14: 2015
The Open Championship T18: 2016
PGA Championship T10: 2015

Tony Finau (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Finau was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Finau won the Utah State Amateur Championship in 2006, defeating future PGA Tour player Daniel Summerhays in the 36-hole championship match. Although he had college scholarship offers in basketball, he turned professional at the age of 17 and began playing on mini-tours including the Gateway Tour, NGA Hooters Tour, and National Pro Tour.[1]

He played on PGA Tour Canada in 2013, making seven cuts in eight starts.[1] He finished T-3 at the 2013 Tour qualifying school to earn his Tour card for 2014.[1] He won his first title in August 2014 at the Stonebrae Classic.[2] He finished 8th in the regular season, and 12th in the Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.

Finau is of Tongan and American Samoan descent, the first person of such ancestry to play on the PGA Tour.[3]

In March 2016, Finau won his maiden title on the PGA Tour at the Puerto Rico Open. He won in a sudden death playoff over Steve Marino with a birdie on the third extra hole. He had earlier missed a putt for the victory outright on the 72nd green. The result moved Finau into the top 25 in the FedEx Cup standings.

Finau and his brother Gipper competed on the Golf Channel's The Big Break in 2009. Finau finished second on Big Break Disney Golf. He is the cousin of basketball player Jabari Parker.[1] Gipper was never able to get past the second stage of PGA Tour Q School.

Professional wins (2)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Mar 27, 2016 Puerto Rico Open 69-70-67-70=276 −12 Playoff United States Steve Marino

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

1 2016 Puerto Rico Open United States Steve Marino Won with birdie on third extra hole Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 Aug 3, 2014 Stonebrae Classic 67-62-63-66=267 −22 3 strokes United States Daniel Berger, Argentina Fabián Gómez, United States Zack Sucher

Results in major championships

Tournament 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open T14 CUT
The Open Championship DNP T18
PGA Championship T10 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Tony Finau profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  2. "Tony Finau shoots 66 en route to win". ESPN. Associated Press. August 3, 2014.
  3. Evans, Farrell (October 7, 2014). "Finau's atypical path to PGA Tour". ESPN.
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