Who is Tony Finau?
Tony Finau was born in Salt Lake City in 1989, under the birthname Milton Pouha Finau, and he has gone on to become a PGA Tour winner, and Ryder Cup star for the American team.
Finau, unlike most American golfers, did not attend college. He was offered a scholarship, but in basketball. However, he decided to turn that offer down, turning professional in golf at the age of 17 and playing on a series of mini-tours.
Finau, along with brother Gipper, appeared on the Golf Channel’s show, the Big Break in 2009. He made the final of Big Break Disney Golf, and also made a cut on the PGA Tour in the same year.
The American won his first PGA Tour event in 2016, beating Steve Marino in a play-off to claim the Puerto Rico Open crown. He had to wait more than five years before getting back in the winners’ circle, but did so at the Northern Trust in 2021. Wins followed the next year at the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Finau has six PGA Tour titles, and has finished in the top five in all four of the majors. He has also been a part of a winning Ryder Cup team. After losing with the USA in Paris in 2018, Finau helped his country to a resounding victory at Whistling Straits three years later.
Tony Finau | An Overview
Name: Milton Pouha Finau
Born: September 14, 1989
Nationality: United States
Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Turned Pro: 2007
Professional Wins: 7
Highest World Ranking: 9 – December 2, 2018
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 7
2014 (1) – Stonebrae Classic
2016 (1) – Puerto Rico Open
2021 (1) – The Northern Trust
2022 (3) – 3M Open, Rocket Mortgage Classic, Cadence Bank Houston Open
2023 (1) – Mexico Open
Tony Finau | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Ping G425 LST (9° at 7° Big -, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (14°, Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX shaft)
Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3, Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X shaft), Ping Blueprint (4-PW, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X shaft)
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50°-12S, 56°-12S, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 125 X shaft), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks T-Grind Prototype (60°-T, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125 Wedge shaft)
Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2 D
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot
Shoes: Nike Janoski G
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tony Finau
When and where was Tony Finau born?
Tony Finau was born on September 14, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He practiced golf in his garage as a child, using a mattress as a makeshift golf net.
When did Tony Finau turn professional?
Finau turned professional at the age of 17, in 2007. He played on mini-tours over his first coupe of years, before making the move up to the PGA Tour.
How many PGA Tour titles has Tony Finau won?
As of July 2023, Tony Finau has won six PGA Tour titles. Those wins include a FedEx Cup playoff event, the Northern Trust, in 2021..
Who is Tony Finau married to?
Finau is married to Alayna Galea’i-Finau, and the pair have now been married for more than a decade. They have five children: Jraice, Leilene Aiaga, Tony, Sage and Sienna-Vee.
[H2] Did you Know?
Turned Down College Scholarship Basketball Offers
Finau was a very good basketball player in his youth and received offers for a college scholarship, but turned them down to go pro in golf.
Dislocated Ankle During Masters Par-3 Contest
Finau hit a hole-in-one during the Par-3 contest at the Masters Tournament in 2018. However, during his run down the hole celebrating, he turned. The turn did not go well though, with Finau dislocating his ankle, before popping it back into place and slowly walking back to the tee.
Finau Finished Runner-Up In Big Break Disney Golf
Finau appeared on the hit US show Big Break Disney Golf in October 2009. He finished runner-up in the series, while older brother Gipper came in 4th.
First Tongan-Samoan PGA Tour Player
Finau is of Tongan and Samoan descent, and he is the first and only man of that ancestry to have played on the PGA Tour.
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