Tony Finau
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
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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Finau did not strike the ball great in Mayakoba, ranking outside the top-50 in driving accuracy and greens in regulation, but he was top-15 in scrambling percentage and putts per GIR. Finau has now finished outside the top-10 in his last two starts after five top-10's in his previous six starts. He will not play the RSM Classic after playing the previous three weeks.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
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 Web.com 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 Web.com Tour Finals. If he can acclimate himself quickly to life on the PGA Tour, look for him to contend early.
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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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Grabs top-10 finish at Dunhill Links
October 9, 2018
Finau closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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Falters on back nine Sunday
September 23, 2018
Finau closed with a two-over 72 on Sunday at the TOUR Championship to finish three-under and tied for 15th.
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Snags final spot on Team USA
September 11, 2018
Finau fired a five-under 65 on Monday at the BMW Championship to finish 16-under and tied for eighth, earning a call from Team USA captain Jim Furyk as Finau was selected as the final captain's pick for the upcoming Ryder Cup.
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