Tony Finau: U.S. Open is becoming Utahn’s worst golf major

Tony Finau hits on the fourth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Brookline, Mass.

Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press

Utah’s Tony Finau failed to make the cut at the U.S. Open for the third time in the last four years on Friday, missing it by two strokes at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Having shot a 3-over 73 in Thursday’s opening round, Finau started the second round on the 10th tee and immediately made a double bogey to make the day even more difficult. He eventually finished Friday’s round at 2-over 72 and the tournament at 5-over 145.

The cut (low 60 players, plus ties) came at +3.

Americans Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen share the 36-hole lead at -5, followed by Hayden Buckley, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Beau Hossler and Aaron Wise at -4.

Finau battled back to +3 with birdies on 14 and 17 and was cruising along inside the cut with eight consecutive pars after that. However, he made extremely costly bogeys on holes 8 and 9 to fall below the cut line, mostly due to poor play around and on the greens.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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