Tony Finau needs a good week to make it to East Lake. He needs a great week to get the monkey off his back.
The PGA Tour’s best one-time winner missed the cut at last week’s The Northern Trust, but he’s otherwise been in fine form this summer.
While in search for his first win since 2016, Finau finished solo eighth at the Memorial Tournament, T-3rd at the 3M Open and T-4th at the PGA Championship.
His Sunday woes are well known. A bright spot from the PGA was that he not so much lost it as Collin Morikawa went out and won it. Finau is 165th in final round scoring at 71.14 but fired 66 at TPC Harding Park.
There’s no cut to worry about this week at the BMW Championship. Even if there was, there’s not reason for grave concern as the 30-year-old made the weekend the last four times after a MC.
Finau contended at last year’s BMW Championship at another tree-lined Illinois course, Medinah. He was solo fourth with four rounds in the 60s. That’s a good sign as he makes his Olympia Fields debut.
Until he reaches for the putter, Finau’s one of the most well-rounded
Don’t let players. He’s 23rd on the PGA Tour in strokes gained off the tee (.408 per round), 17th in SG approach (.571) and 42nd in SG around the green (.228).
A limited 70-player field could be just the recipe for Finau to get over the hump.