After winning the PGA Tour third place, Tony Finau played some of the best golf of his career

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Salt Lake City – Everything is coming in Finau now.

After winning his third career victory on the PGA Tour last week at the 3M Open, Tony Finau shot 6-under-66 to sit only one-top in the Rocket Mortgage Classic and survive a good cut in competition in Detroit.

The career tour comes after Thursday’s performance that left Finau tied for the lead with Canadian rookie Taylor Pendrith, when he dropped eight birds in a stealth-free run for 64. Barely 24 hours later, he was doing so again.

Finau’s two-day total of 130 is the lowest 36-hole score of his career on the PGA Tour, beating his 131 record three times, including at the FedEx St. ). Prior to the second round, he became the first player on the PGA Tour to win and lead or co-lead the following week since Justin Thomas in 2018.

In short, Finau is playing some of the best golf in the profession in the summer of 2021 — not just in wins, but also with a tight loss to Rory McIlroy at the RBC Canadian Open in June, among other finishes.

“I’ve had some nice stretches, honestly, I feel like I’m in the second half of the season and have staged some great tournaments,” Finau told reporters after his tour. “Anytime you win, you generate confidence.

“I was just happy to carry that confidence from last week right into this week.”

Within two days, he hit 34 green points in 36 holes. That’s something he and his swing coach, Boyd Summerhayes of Utah, who didn’t travel to Detroit with Finau, talk about a lot. He also finished his game short, averaging 3,008 hits earned through shots – even if he admitted he “missed a bunch of hits” on Friday afternoon.

“I think that was a significant milestone for us,” Finau said of his historic Greens playing in regulation. “It’s something I’ve never done, so it was great to talk about the quality of the shots and the quality of the shots that I hit. Yeah, I kind of take it as a milestone, I think it’s a tough job to be here and to be able to do it the first time, we definitely had conversation about it.”

The action day begins on Saturday at 5:30 a.m. EST, with Golf Channel coverage from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and CBS from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Finau and Pendrith will play in the final set at 12 p.m. MDT.

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A proud alumnus of Syracuse University, Sean Walker has covered BYU for KSL.com since 2015, while also mixing in prep sports, education, and whatever else his editors hire him to do.

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