On paper, Tony Finau has every skill you need to tame the Quail Hollow Club. The 26th-ranked player in the FedEx Cup Playoff race, Finau is currently sixth on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained tee-to-green. He’s as powerful as anybody out there – averaging over 309 yards driving, also sixth on TOUR – but that’s far from the full story.
Finau’s incredible distance is offset somewhat by his accuracy, as he hits just 57.62% of fairways. Of course, when you hit it that far, more often than not, you’ve got a short iron or wedge for an approach club. Because of that, Finau has been remarkably accurate when attacking greens, hitting over 70 percent in regulation, ranked fifth on TOUR. He’s aggressive when approaching par-5s in two, going for it 200 of 269 chances this year, and hitting the green nearly three-quarters of the time.
In his short Quail Hollow career, Finau is two-for-two in cuts made, with five of his eight rounds under par. This PGA Championship, of course, will bring a much stronger field than the Wells Fargo Championship, but at this price point, Finau is a solid bet to out-produce his salary.