Tony Finau
29-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Finau has been a solid player since joining the PGA Tour in 2015, but last season he took his game to another level. Finau averaged over $2 million in earnings over his first three seasons on the PGA Tour, but last season he blew that number out of the water with over $5.6 million in earnings. The strange thing is, he managed to put up his career-best numbers without a victory. He does have a win on his resume, but that came two seasons back. Last season he merely picked-up three runner-up finishes. Those runner-ups add up however and when you make nearly every cut, those checks add up as well. Finau's best golf is likely still ahead of him, but he doesn't have much upside left in salary cap leagues this season. In draft leagues he's a solid second-rounder. Read Past Outlooks
T30 at first playoff event
August 13, 2019
Finau finished in a tie for 30th place at the Northern Trust after shooting a one-under 70 in the final round.
Finau got off to a strong start with a 65 in round one, but was only able to manage a cumulative even-par score over the final three rounds. He ranked 15th in SG: Tee-to-green, but the putter remained a source of frustration. Finau was 65th in SG: Putting, losing over 2.2 strokes to the field in Jersey. His only top-20's in his last 11 starts were a second and a third. Finau should be a solid fit on a course like Medinah that can stretch to almost 7,700 yards.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tony Finau
Northern Trust Recap: Reed Captures Playoff Opener
5 days ago
Patrick Reed won for the first time since Augusta last year and vaulted from 50th in the point standings to second, behind only Brooks Koepka, and to 15th in the world rankings.
The Northern Trust Preview: Will Koepka Show Up?
11 days ago
Greg Vara previews the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin this week at Liberty National with all eyes on Brooks Koepka.
Wyndham Championship Recap: Poston Gets First Tour Victory
12 days ago
North Carolina native J.T. Poston turned a flawless four days of golf into his first PGA Tour victory, beating out heavily favored Webb Simpson by one stroke.
DraftKings PGA: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
25 days ago
Justin Thomas is staring down a victory in Memphis, and he makes the cut in this week's recommendations for contests on DraftKings.
Open Championship Recap: Irishman Wins First Major
27 days ago
Len Hochberg describes a historic Open Championship, which was held in Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years and claimed Shane Lowry as the victor.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Finau entered the 2015 season with a lot of hype and he didn't disappoint as he topped the $2 million mark in his rookie season. He backed that up with another solid season the year following and he did the same last season, with yet another solid showing. Last year was actually Finau's best and there's a chance that it's part of a progression that will continue this season. That's a big leap of faith however as he posted a high number last season, but he's got the game to get, so he deserves some consideration in salary cap leagues this season.
Finau has made quite an impression in his first two seasons on the PGA Tour. Though he regressed a little last season, he still played a very-high level. Finau was more consistent during his rookie season, but he never found a win. That changed in his 2nd-season as he lost a bit of consistency, but picked up his first win. He's probably OK with that trade. With a proven record of consistency in year-one and a win under his belt in year-two, Finau seems ready to take the next step. As such, he's definitely worth a look in salary cap formats this year. In drafts, he's a fifth- or sixth-round pick.
Finau is a former Big Break contestant – he finished second, losing in the championship match on season 12, Big Break: Disney Golf in 2009 – and will try to join Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey as the only Big Break alumni to win on the PGA Tour. He got to the PGA Tour by virtue of his victory at the Stonebrae Classic, which included middle rounds of 62-63, and four other top-10s. Averaging 310.3 yards off the tee and ranking ninth in the Tour All-Around Ranking, Finau is someone to watch in the fall because he ended the year on an up note: finishing T19-T46-T6-T14 over the course of the Tour Finals. If he can acclimate himself quickly to life on the PGA Tour, look for him to contend early.
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Takes home third place at the Open
July 21, 2019
Finau closed with an even-par 71 in brutal conditions to notch a solo third place finish at the Open Championship.
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T23 at 3M Open
July 7, 2019
Finau closed with a three-under 68 on Sunday at the 3M Open to finish 13-under and tied for 23rd.
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Short stay in Connecticut
June 24, 2019
Finau missed the cut at the Travelers Championship with rounds of 71-71.
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Second straight MC
June 18, 2019
Finau missed the cut by two shots at the U.S. Open with rounds of 74-72.
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MC at Muirfield Village
June 2, 2019
Finau posted a two-day total of seven-over-par to miss the cut at the Memorial Tournament by six strokes.
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