Name:Milton Pouha "Tony" Finau
Born:Sept 14, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ryder Cup player (2018, '21). Presidents Cup player (2019). PGA Tour winner.
Six-foot four-inch (1.93 m) Finau could have played top-flight college basketball, but choose instead to sign-up to golf's professional ranks at the age of 17. He honed his skills on various mini-tours before moving onto the Web.com tour in 2015, and a year later the full PGA Tour.
His first PGA Tour win came after a playoff at the Puerto Rico Open in 2016. An excellent run of form in the 2018 majors and in the FedEx Cup playoff events saw Finau rewarded with a Captain's Pick for the USA Ryder Cup team.
Played as the Mexico Open at Vidanta (Abierto Mexicano de Golf) (Apr 27-30; PGA Tour event). Second-placed and defending champion Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Tony Finau (USA), who recorded his sixth PGA Tour win. [Norman course, Vidanta Golf, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico].
Played as the 3M Open (July 21-24). Second-placed Emiliano Grillo (Arg) and Sungjae Im (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Tony Finau (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour win. [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis-St Paul, Minn].
Played as the Rocket Mortgage Classic (Jul 28-31). Second-placed Patrick Cantlay (USA), Cameron Young (USA) and Taylor Pendrith (Can) finished 5 shots behind Tony Finau (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour having won the 3M Open a week earlier. [Detriot GC, Detroit, Mich.].
Played as the Cadence Bank Houston Open (Nov 10-13; PGA Tour 2022/23 season). Second-placed Tyson Alexander (USA) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Tony Finau (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win, and third win in his last seven starts on the Tour. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, Texas].
Played as The Northern Trust (Aug 19-22; first of three FedExCup playoff events). Tony Finau (USA) beat Cameron Smith (Aus) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). Finau recorded his second PGA Tour win, coming 5 years and 142 tournaments after the first. Monday finish required (without spectators) following significant storm delays on the Sunday. [Liberty National GC, Jersey City, NJ].
Played as the Puerto Rico Open (March 24-27). 26-year-old Tony Finau (USA) beat Steve Marino (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first PGA Tour win. [Championship course, Grand Reserve GC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Coco Beach G&CC].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
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