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Tony Finau: His secret weapon for scoring low on the golf course

Tony Finau, vainqueur du 3M Open
BLAINE, MN - JULY 21: Tony Finau competes in the first round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire)

At a time when the world of golf is in the news with a split of some players leaving the PGA Tour for greater potential earnings, 32-year-old American Tony Finau seems to embody America's new ideal son-in-law, father of a large family, and motivated by his participation in the next Ryder Cup golf in Italy. Winner of the 3M Open, the lanky golfer (1.93m) native of Salt Lake City distinguished himself on the TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine, Minnesota, by winning with three strokes ahead. The quality of his golf is sometimes underestimated by golf writers, but there is one area in which he excelled, and which can inspire amateurs...

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Tony Finau, winner of the 3M Open 2022 with his secret weapon

On the evening of the third round of the 3M Open 2022With some of last year's top players gone (Oosthuizen and Schwartzel in particular), few would have bet on the collapse of leader Scott Piercy, four shots ahead of the runner-up, and finally the victory on Sunday of Tony Finau, the model of American golf's "Poulidor", often placed but not always winner.

To return a final card of four strokes under par (67 strokes), Tony Finau not only showed great ball striking with his irons.

In the final round, he birdied six times to bring the total to his total for the week at 20a figure that seems incredible for a golf fan...

To achieve this, Finau of course relied on the accuracy of his driving (over 76% of fairways in regulation during the four days of golf), and an average distance of over 310 yards (283 meters).

That said, it was particularly in the area of short game, and on the greens that Tony Finau built his final victory over a Scott Piercy finally in distress at the end of the course.

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Founder of the site in July 2010, discovered golf at the age of 10 through a first experience as a caddy in England (Golf d'Uckfield/Essex) in 1985. Professional journalist on golf, co-author of the book Tiger Woods, the man with two faces published by SOLAR in September 2018. In this context intervened on the Matinale de RTL in the section 3 minutes pour comprendre hosted by Yves Calvi, and on a report made by the direction of sports of M6 for the magazine of 12.45 of Saturday, September 29. Travels every year to the United States to interview the main players in the golf industry, at the brands' headquarters in California or at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.