Tony Finau peaking at just the right time for U.S. Open | Opinion

Salt Lake City native Tony Finau reacts after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during final round of the Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto, Sunday, June 12, 2022. This week Finau will take his game to The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he will play in the U.S. Open.

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The Z-shaped 43-foot downhill putt Tony Finau made on the 18th hole in the RBC Canadian Open at St. George Golf Club was a remarkable stroke of geometrical golf shotmaking. And it gave him a solo second-place finish behind the winner, Rory McIlroy, and ahead of Justin Thomas in third.

It also earned him a check for more than $900,000. But in golf, sometimes there are more important things than money. 

Like belief.

It was a circus putt. It had to be perfect. It hit the hole dead center with the right speed and gravity manipulation. It has to be one of the top five putts he’s made as a professional player.

That putt and all of his play last week has given him a shot of confidence heading into this week’s U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Ton Finau with the clutch putt for 2nd place!

— GOLF on CBS ⛳ (@GOLFonCBS) June 12, 2022

“This is big. I’m looking forward to next week,” Finau told the media after the Canadian Open. “I’ve never seen …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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