Tony Finau Won 3M Open Title securing 3rd PGA Tour Victory
Tony Finau Won 3M: At the 3M Open, there were celebrations and commiserations as Tony Finau claimed his third PGA Tour title in commanding fashion. However, in the final round, where he was looking for his first win since 2018, overnight leader Scott Pearcy struggled as he bogeyed on the back nine to finish five-over-par for the day. Pearcy’s decline was similar, as Finau saw him go from four shots behind to four shots ahead in just 90 minutes! Although it was partly down to the American’s collapse, Finau was excellent on the back nine, finishing with a 67 to give him a three-shot victory.
“Today I took everything to win,” said Finau after his victory. “I was playing brilliantly and every time I looked up I was still four or five shots back! “It’s very special to have my family here with me and to celebrate this win with them. They mean everything to me. My wife is a big support to me, my family, and a lot of people back home. So far and I’m selfish to thank so many people and this is for them.”
Tony Finau Match Highlights: Tony Finau Won 3M
Tony Finau Won 3M: Finau started the final round 5 shots behind overnight leader Scott Pearcy but quickly caught up with those in front of him with a 22-foot birdie roll on the second green. He then hit a cracking iron shot off the tee on the par 3 4th hole that set up a comfortable 8-foot putt for birdie to go two-under for the round.
Finau closed the opening nine with an unfortunate bogey and took the turn at just one-under-par. However, Finau was collapsing under the pressure and was getting help from those ahead of him. Pearcy took the turn at even par, but quickly found problems on the back nine. Bogeys on 11, 13, and 15 added a triple on 14 to drop off the leaderboard.
As Pearcy crumbled, Finau was finding his form. Finau birdied 11, 14, 15, and 16 as he made seemingly every putt in his standing. Finau hit 110 feet worth of putts throughout his final round. The hole got more prominent as the round went on. On the 17th, Finau hit a 6 iron from 197 yards and his ball left the gallery and came within inches of catapulting across the green and finding water. Luck was on his side.
But by that point in the round, Finau had a five-shot lead. He came close to holding the chip and settled for par before walking proudly to the 18th tee box as chants of “Tony” rang out around the golf course. Interestingly, Finau took out a driver on the 18th tee and threw his tee shot into the water on the right. He landed on the fairway, hit an iron down the fairway, his path landed on the front edge of the green, and two putts later he finished with a bogey on 18.
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