SALT LAKE Metropolis — Tony Finau’s bogey on the par-5 18th hole at Torrey Pines may perhaps have expense him a standalone runner-up end Sunday.
But his 69 Sunday authorized him to cruise up the leaderboard for his best complete of the 2021 PGA Tour period.
Finau carded 7 birdies to end 3-under-par 69 en route to a 4-day whole of 9-less than 279 and tied with 4 other golfers immediately after the final round of the Farmers Insurance policies Open up in San Diego.
It is the next consecutive 7 days Finau has finished inside of the best 5, joining his fourth-place complete at The American Categorical just very last week. He’ll vacation exterior the country to perform in a European Tour celebration up coming 7 days in Saudi Arabia.
But as significantly as Sunday’s functionality, Finau’s gains outweighed setbacks. The 31-12 months-previous Rose Park indigenous experienced four bogeys to go alongside with his 7 birdies, an up-and-down working day that started out at No. 12 on the leaderboard prior to finishing with his fourth leading-10 end of the calendar year and seventh runner-up look in his career.
“It was good,” Finau stated soon after Sunday’s round. “I experienced a good appear there on the fairway on 18. Gentleman, it was unlucky I strike in an outdated divot, so I type of had to get a tiny steeper than I needed to on the shot. I strike it genuinely great. … I did not want to shy away from that shot. I hit a excellent shot and just came up a minor little bit short.
“As much as the week’s concerned, I was capable to journey that momentum from last week with the sport and give myself a prospect this week.”
Finau’s climb was exceeded only by Patrick Reed, the closing working day co-chief who overcame a controversial (and later justified) opportunity policies violation in Saturday’s 3rd round to shoot 4-under 68 to get the ninth match of his 10 years-very long PGA career.
It was also aided by co-runner up Victor Hovland, whose skipped a foot-lengthy putt for par on the par-4, 442-yard 17th hole to pressure the logjam driving Reed.
Instead, Finau, Hovland, Henrik Norlander, Ryan Palmer Xander Schauffele will break up the runner-up pursue, believed at just over $450,000. That delivers Finau’s full winnings to $1,632,361 in the 2021 year, which started in September.
“I feel the golf program is just one that favors I believe fellas that hit it with some size, hit it with some peak, you might be in a position to place some short irons in guys’ fingers, so I performed it properly,” Finau claimed. “It was a lot more just my kind I think coming in than the golfing program. My game’s in major kind and I’m searching forward to just this next run that I have coming up.”