You wouldn’t think Colonial would be a great course fit for Tony Finau, but he’s made the cut every time in seven starts.
Big Tone has done everything at the Charles Schwab Challenge but win. A solo second (64-68-71-68) finish in 2019 highlights his resume at this event, which includes a T-4th (71-68-67-67) finish last year and no results worse than T-34th.
"“I’ve had some good rounds here,” Finau was quoted by ASAP Sports in 2017. “I consider myself a shot maker. I’m very feel when I play and I can shape it both ways. I think that’s what you need on this golf course: you need to be able to shape the ball and really make up some shots when you miss the fairway.”"
Finau is looking for his second win in as many months after hoisting a trophy at the Mexico Open at Vidanta. That was part of his current streak of 12-straight made cuts in stroke play events.
Finau’s win in Mexico was his second of the season, adding to his victory at the Cadence Bank Houston Open.
The 33-year-old ranks sixth on the PGA Tour this season in total strokes gained per round (1.862). He’s in the positive and 64th or higher in every SG category.
Finau won’t be able to bomb driver all the time this week at Colonial, but he’s clearly shown he knows when to dial it back.
A T-72nd last week at the PGA Championship was a bit worrisome in his prospects for his maiden major victory.
We’ll worry about that next month at the U.S. Open.
For now, Finau is still a star PGA Tour player and should feast against a good, but not great, field assembled in Texas.