Rocket Mortgage Classic: Tony Finau wins straight PGA Tour championship with five-shot win | Golf News
Finau becomes the first player since Brendon Todd to win the PGA Tour title in consecutive weeks, taking him to seventh in the FedExCup standings; Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young and Taylor Pendrith share Monday in Detroit
Last updated: 08/01/22 7:40 am
Tony Finau claimed his second PGA Tour title in multiple starts by going to a five-stroke victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
The 32-year-old combined six birders with a lone conch on his way to a 5 under 67 at the Detroit Golf Club, which saw him finish the week in under 26 and become the man. play first since Brendon Todd in 2019 to win PGA Tour events the following weeks.
Finau finished the year before Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young and overnight co-captain Taylor Pendrith, who were crowned in the final 72, with Germany’s Stephan Jaeger in fifth place.
“One of my goals is to be a multi-time winner on the Tour this season – to be able to achieve that is amazing,” said Finau, who is seventh in the FedExCup standings with the win. . “Another goal is to win the FedExCup and I’ve put myself in a position to do that.
“Scottie (Scheffler) is going to be extremely hard to catch. Sam Burns, those guys have had an unbelievable season. I think Cameron Smith is up there. Those guys will be hard to catch, but the scoring works. in the FedExCup, you can race up there, climb that ladder pretty quickly. At least I gave myself a chance to do it.”
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Finau took advantage of par-fi shots in the front nine, beating both the fourth and seventh innings, before making a 12-foot save in the ninth by rolling in one motion. 20-foot ball to catch the next shot.
A bogey three long-range putts in the 11th minute was canceled by Finau holing from 30 feet at the next distance, with the American then birdie two putts in 14th and 17th to complete. convincing victory.
Cantlay tapped the record on the final day with four birdies in the first five holes giving him a second straight 66 win, although bogeying ended up making an excellent eagle at par 14.
Young also finished in bottom 21 after four birdies on the last six holes helped him qualify for the final 68, while Pendrith lost the lead overnight with a second hole hit and missed. out of contention in ninth place.
Britain’s Matt Wallace broke into the top 125 on the FedExCup leaderboard with a top 10 finish ahead of this week’s Wyndham Championships – the final event of the season and the last chance to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. .