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Born: 1989-09-14, Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 4, Weight: 200lbs
Home: Lehi, Utah
Turned Pro: 2007
Joined PGA Tour: 2015
Official World Golf Ranking: 13
Notes: Finau was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has four brothers and two sisters. Of Tongan and American Samoan descent, Finau is the first person of such ancestry to play on the PGA Tour. Finau learned the game by smacking golf balls with his brother Gipper into a net in the family's garage, hitting not off grass but carpet remnants with used clubs their father Kelepi bought from the local Salvation Army, a 6-iron for 75 cents, a putter for $1 and a little red bag for 50 c...

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Tony Finau

Finau was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has four brothers and two sisters. Of Tongan and American Samoan descent, Finau is the first person of such ancestry to play on the PGA Tour. Finau learned the game by smacking golf balls with his brother Gipper into a net in the family's garage, hitting not off grass but carpet remnants with used clubs their father Kelepi bought from the local Salvation Army, a 6-iron for 75 cents, a putter for $1 and a little red bag for 50 cents.
Tony was a two-time medalist in the Utah State High School Championship and a member of the 2006 state championship team. He was also a first-team All-State selection four times and won the Junior World Golf Championship at Torrey Pines in 2002.
Finau also played center in basketball and helped his team reach the state tournament in his junior and senior seasons, averaging 11 rebounds per game as a senior. He chose to concentrate on golf instead. His sister, Kaylene, played on the College of Southern Idaho's 2006 championship volleyball team in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
His brother, Gipper, is the youngest player to make a Web.com Tour cut, doing so at age 16 years, 20 days in Utah in 2006 (T-58th). His cousin, Jabari Parker, plays for the NBA's Washington Wizards.
Finau won the Utah State Amateur Championship in 2006, defeating future PGA Tour player Daniel Summerhays in the 36-hole championship match. He was named the 2007 Athlete of the Year at West High School, the same high school as 1926 U.S. Amateur champion and five-time PGA Tour winner George Von Elm. Finau turned professional out of high school at age 17 in 2007, turning down college scholarship offers to play basketball because he wanted to play in a TV event called the "Ultimate Game," which was open to professionals who couldn't be on the Web.com Tour or PGA Tour at the time. He and his brother got sponsors to back them and they played in the event as a field of 40 battled for the $2-million first-place purse. Finau showed up with a bag of clubs that some said was more outrageous than Al Czervik's bag in "Caddyshack" because it contained a driver, 12 irons and a putter. Tony Finau didn't win, but Lee Trevino, who was doing TV commentary for the event, took a liking to him and talked Callaway into signing him. Finau, though, wasn't finished with golf reality-TV shows. In 2008, he finished second on Golf Channel's "Big Break Disney."
He also began playing on mini-tours, including the Gateway Tour, NGA Hooters Tour, and National Pro Tour. At age 17, he played in his first Web.com Tour event, missing the cut at the 2007 Utah EnergySolutions Championship. In the same year, he played and missed the cut at the KLM Open and Scandinavian Masters, both on the European Tour. During his first PGA Tour event, at age 18, he missed the cut at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
2013 Notes: He played on the PGA Tour Canada, making seven cuts in eight starts. His best finish was T-5th at the ATB Financial Classic. At the end of the year, he went to the Web.com Tour Qualifying tournament and secured his card with six rounds in the 60s and a T-3rd finish.
2014 Notes: Finau enjoyed a successful year on the Web.com Tour, finishing eighth on the money list and 12th in the Tour finals, which earned him a card on the PGA Tour.
2014 Web.com Summary: Tournaments Entered - 23; Rounds Played - 82; In Money - 19; Top-10 Finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 69.43 (Rank 9th); Money - $254,315 (Rank 8th); Best Finish - 1st, Stonebrae Classic.
2015 Notes: His first year on the PGA Tour started with a T-12th performance at the Frys.Com Open and a T-7th at Shriners Hospitals. He also had a T-7th at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to finish the fall portion of the Tour and had top-10s at the AT&T Byron Nelson (T-10th) and The Memorial (T-8th). Played in his first major at the U.S. Open and finished T-14th at Chambers Bay, going into the weekend in contention only to shoot 74-71. Finished the year 43rd in the FedExCup rankings and 40th on the money list.
2016 Notes: Played 28 PGA Tour events, making the cut in 19 with two top-10s. Had a 9th at the CIMB Classic. Playing in the Puerto Rico Open for the first time, he overcame a one-shot deficit in the final round with a two-under-par 70 to force sudden death with Steve Marino. Won with a birdie on the third playoff hole. Finau's win snapped a stretch of disappointing performances leading up to Puerto Rico, defined by five missed cuts in his previous seven starts. Afterward, his best finish was T-11th at The Memorial. He finished 45th in the FedExCup standings and 53rd on the money list.
2017 Notes: Had a strong season starting with his T-9th at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Three weeks later, he finished T-4th at the Farmers Insurance Open, four shots behind winner Jon Rahm. Earned a 5th-place result at the Valspar Championship and a T-3rd at the Valero Texas Open, three shots behind winner Kevin Chappell. Had two more top-10s, finishing T-7th at the Greenbrier Classic and T-5th at the RBC Canadian Open. Made it to all four FedExCup Playoff events. Finished T-7th at the BMW Championship and Tour Championship. He ended his season ranked 19th in the FedExCup standings.
2018 Notes: Played 28 PGA Tour events, making 25 cuts with 11 top-10 results. For the year, he had three runner-up finishes and placed in the top-10 in three majors and three FedExCup Playoff events. Was 6th in the final FedExCup standings and was the highest-ranked player without a victory on the year. His year started at the Safeway Open. Finau began the final round four shots back and T-7th, but he posted a three-under-par 69 to finish alone in 2nd, two shots behind winner Brendan Steele. Finished T-6th at the Farmers Insurance Open, where he opened with a seven-under-par 65 on the North Course to take the first-round lead. Shot an opening-round 66 at the Genesis Open to co-lead, eventually finishing T-2nd with Kevin Na, two shots behind winner Bubba Watson. Was T-10th at the Masters and 5th at the U.S. Open. Entering the final round at Shinnecock, he was tied for the lead and playing in the final pairing but shot a 72. Was T-9th at the British Open, four shots behind winner Francesco Molinari. Finished T-10th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. In the FedExCup Playoffs, he finished 2nd at the Northern Trust, T-4th at the Dell Technologies Championship, T-8th at the BMW Championship and T-15th at the Tour Championship. Capped off his year by getting named a captain's pick to play in his first Ryder Cup. Went 2-1-0, and defeated Tommy Fleetwood 6 and 4 in the Sunday singles.
2019 Notes: In his first start of the year at the WGC-HSBC Champions, Finau lost a playoff to Xander Schauffele and finished 2nd. Was also runner-up at the Hero World Challenge, four shots behind winner Jon Rahm. Shot a third round 64 at the Masters, was 2 shots back of the leader Francesco Molinari. Shot a final round 72 to finish T-5th, 2 shots back of winner Tiger Woods. For the week at the Masters, Finau played the par 5s in 13 under. Shot a final round 68 at the Charles Schwab Challenge to finish 2nd, 4 shots back of winner Kevin Na

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 182, Cuts Made: 141 (77%), Top Tens: 41 (23%) , Rounds: 624, Scoring Avg: 69.98, Career Earnings: $18,699,290 - Best Finish: 1st (2 times)
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