Tony Finau
29-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Finau has been a solid player since joining the PGA Tour in 2015, but last season he took his game to another level. Finau averaged over $2 million in earnings over his first three seasons on the PGA Tour, but last season he blew that number out of the water with over $5.6 million in earnings. The strange thing is, he managed to put up his career-best numbers without a victory. He does have a win on his resume, but that came two seasons back. Last season he merely picked-up three runner-up finishes. Those runner-ups add up however and when you make nearly every cut, those checks add up as well. Finau's best golf is likely still ahead of him, but he doesn't have much upside left in salary cap leagues this season. In draft leagues he's a solid second-rounder. Read Past Outlooks
T38 finish at Pebble
February 11, 2019
Finau shot a two-under 70 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to come home in a tie for 38th place.
Finau struggled around the greens mostly this week, ranking 54th in scrambling percentage, which ultimately led him to 12 bogeys. He finished top-half of the field in GIR's and putts per GIR, though. Finau seems like he is top-10 every time he tees it up, but appears to be searching a bit after a missed cut last week. A good place to right the ship would be the Genesis Open, where last year he finished in a share of second place. Finau is 170th in SG: Putting this season, so likely that's the club it comes down to.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tony Finau
Genesis Open Preview: Tiger Looks to Tame Riviera
5 days ago
Greg Vara analyzes this week's PGA tour stop at Riviera where Tiger Woods hopes to finally notch a win after eight top-20s, including two runner-ups.
FanDuel PGA: Genesis Open
5 days ago
Patrick Cantlay's ball-striking prowess and home-field advantage in the Los Angeles area land him among our targets in FanDuel contests this week.
Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview: DJ Is Automatic at Pebble
12 days ago
Greg Vara analyzes the field and finds one golfer who stands tall above the others. No surprise, it's Dustin Johnson.
DraftKings PGA: Pebble Beach Pro-Am
13 days ago
Jason Day's track record in this event speaks for itself, and he finds himself listed among this week's picks to click in contests on DraftKings.
FanDuel PGA: Phoenix Open
19 days ago
Jon Rahm lands among our targets on FanDuel for this week's Phoenix Open, where the former Sun Devil will be both a crowd and betting favorite.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Finau entered the 2015 season with a lot of hype and he didn't disappoint as he topped the $2 million mark in his rookie season. He backed that up with another solid season the year following and he did the same last season, with yet another solid showing. Last year was actually Finau's best and there's a chance that it's part of a progression that will continue this season. That's a big leap of faith however as he posted a high number last season, but he's got the game to get, so he deserves some consideration in salary cap leagues this season.
Finau has made quite an impression in his first two seasons on the PGA Tour. Though he regressed a little last season, he still played a very-high level. Finau was more consistent during his rookie season, but he never found a win. That changed in his 2nd-season as he lost a bit of consistency, but picked up his first win. He's probably OK with that trade. With a proven record of consistency in year-one and a win under his belt in year-two, Finau seems ready to take the next step. As such, he's definitely worth a look in salary cap formats this year. In drafts, he's a fifth- or sixth-round pick.
Finau is a former Big Break contestant – he finished second, losing in the championship match on season 12, Big Break: Disney Golf in 2009 – and will try to join Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey as the only Big Break alumni to win on the PGA Tour. He got to the PGA Tour by virtue of his victory at the Stonebrae Classic, which included middle rounds of 62-63, and four other top-10s. Averaging 310.3 yards off the tee and ranking ninth in the Tour All-Around Ranking, Finau is someone to watch in the fall because he ended the year on an up note: finishing T19-T46-T6-T14 over the course of the Tour Finals. If he can acclimate himself quickly to life on the PGA Tour, look for him to contend early.
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T13 in first start of year
January 27, 2019
Finau shot rounds of 69-69-69-70 at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish in a tie for 13th place.
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Still looking for that win
December 2, 2018
Finau had another runner-up finish, this time coming at the Hero World Challenge after shooting a three-under 69 on Sunday.
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Top-20 finish in Mayakoba
November 12, 2018
Finau shot a two-under 69 in the final round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic to come home in a tie for 16th place.
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Ties for 36th at TPC Summerlin
November 5, 2018
Finau fired a three-under 68 on Sunday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to finish 10-under and tied for 36th.
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Another frustrating close call in China
October 28, 2018
Finau fell in a playoff to Xander Schauffele at the WGC-HSBC Champions after shooting a final round one-under 71.
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