Tony Finau is an American professional golfer who, at the present time, plays on the PGA Tour. He is best known for being the athlete to make more money by finishing second than the winner Xander Schauffele at the WBC-HSBC Champions.
Milton Pouha Tony Finau was born on the 14th of September, 1989, in the Salt Lake City, Utah, to father Kelepi Finau and mother Ravena Finau. He has a brother named Gipper Finau and is the cousin of NBA basketballer Jabari Parker. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed, belonging to both Samoan and Tongan descent, which makes him the first ever athlete of such ancestry in the history of Golf.
Tony Finau is the winner of the 2006 Utah State Amateur Championship, which he did by defeating Daniel Summerhays. Even though Tony was offered a scholarship in basketball, he rejected it to pursue his passion in golf and turned professional at 17. Soon enough he started appearing in mini-tour like The National Pro Tour, NGA Hooters Tour, and Gateway Tour.
Tony, along with his brother Gipper, competed in The Big Break, a sports-oriented reality show on the Golf Channel in 2009. Likewise, Finau also played the PGA Tour of 2013, where he made 7 cuts in 8 starts. He also won the Web.com Tour in 2013, securing his entry card in the 2014 Web.com Tour. His first ever title win was at the Stonebrae Classic in 2014.
He defeated Steve Marino in the PGA Tour 2016 at the Puerto Rico Open, which helped him win his maiden title. This secured his position in the 25th place at the FedEx Cup rankings. Tony did not compete in 2018 to defend his Puerto Rico title and tried at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in 2016 but without any luck.
Tony Finau made his first Master appearance at the Tour Championship in 2017, and also qualified for other two majors. He suffered an ankle injury at the 2018 Masters but still managed to finish in the 10th place. He secured the 5th place in June 2018, at the U.S. Open Tour, his most notable playoff till now.
He was ranked #6 in the FedEx Cup, 2018 PGA Tour due to his second place wins at The Northern Trust and Safeway Open. He was selected by Jim Furyk for the 2018 Ryder Cup, as the captain's pick to represent the United States at Le Golf National in Paris. Even though they lost the championship, Tony Finau did well and won his singles matches against Tommy Fleetwood. His recent playoff was at the WBC-HSBC Champions, where he lost to Xander Schauffele.
Finau has not revealed any of his past affairs but at present, he is a married man. He is married to Alayana Finau and together the couple has four kids namely Jraice Finau, Tony Finau Jr, and Nene Fina. Further, there are no details regarding his marriage or his personal life.
Tony has an estimated net worth of $9 million as of 2018, which he has earned from his career as a professional golfer. He is said to have made over $8.5 million in career earnings, which includes $5,600,000 from the 2017-18 season. Finau also won over $1,000,000 by coming out second in the 2018 championship.