Tony Finau is one of the most improved golfers in the world this year. He finished tied for 10th at the Masters, fifth at the U.S. Open and tied for ninth at the British Open just a few weeks ago. But it’s what he’s doing this week at the PGA Championship at Bellerive that has gotten him a ton of attention.
Finau didn’t play particularly well on Thursday, shooting 74 to finish four-over par after the first round of the tournament. Friday, it’s been a little different.
Finau opened his second round with five straight birdies, then triple-bogeyed the sixth. He then birdied two more holes before bogeying the final hole of his front nine.
So in the first nine holes, he had seven birdies, one bogey and one triple-bogey. He did not make a par on any hole and still managed to somehow finish three-under through nine holes.
It’s one of the craziest scorecards you’ll ever see from a professional golfer in a major.
Nine holes, no pars for Tony Finau. pic.twitter.com/giSjQXmIWK
— Bob Weeks (@BobWeeksTSN) August 10, 2018
— Andy McDonnell (@Andy_McDonnell) August 10, 2018
Lessons learned from Tony Finau’s front nine, with 7 birdies, one bogey, and one triple:
1. Talent level absurd.
2. Can’t get out of his own way.
3. Should definitely get a captain’s pick, but definitely never play foursomes.
— Shane Ryan (@ShaneRyanHere) August 10, 2018
Finau is just starting out his back nine, and he might need to birdie a few more holes to make the cut. Gary Woodland is the leader after two rounds at 10-under par.