A robust closing spherical wasn’t sufficient to propel Utah’s Tony Finau into the highest 10 at The Open Championship on Sunday at Royal St. George’s Golf Membership in Sandwich, England.
Nonetheless, the West Excessive graduate furthered his status for taking part in properly in main golf championships, and enjoying properly on the British Open.
Finau, 31, shot a 3-under-par 67 in his fourth spherical and zoomed 18 locations up the leaderboard and right into a tie for fifteenth at 5-under. Collin Morikawa of the US shot 13-under to win his second main after having gained a PGA Championship in 2020.
It was Finau’s third-best end at The Open after he was third in 2019 at Royal Portrush and tied for ninth in 2018 at Carnoustie.
Finau, who was featured Saturday in a New York Times article for his stellar play in majors after taking pictures a 4-under-par 66 on Friday, will play within the 3M Open this week in Minnesota.
On Sunday, he acquired off to a incredible begin with birdies on holes 2, 4, 7 and eight. He made the flip at 33, nonetheless, resulting from bogeys on holes 5 and 9.
His solely bogey on the again 9 got here at No. 16, the par 3.
He hit 9 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens.
Finau has completed within the prime 10 in majors 10 instances however will now have to attend till subsequent 12 months’s Masters to enhance on that spectacular file.
“I like hyperlinks golf. I want I acquired to play it extra usually. It takes a lot creativity,” he stated within the Occasions article.
Finau is at No. 17 within the Official World Golf Rankings and now hopes that his play within the majors in 2021 — having made the minimize in three of 4 — was ok to get him on the Ryder Cup crew as a captain’s decide.