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Tony Finau

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Date of Birth: 1989 , September-14
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Tony Finau
Birth Name Milton Pouha Finau
Nick Name Tony
Father Kelepi Finau
Mother Ravena Finau
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Salt Lake City, Utah
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Tongan, Samoan
Profession Golfer
Net Worth $9 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color Dark Brown
Famous for 5th place at the U.S. Open
Married yes
Married to Alayana Finau
Children 4

Quick Timeline of Tony Finau

1989 Born in Salt Lake City
2006 Defeated Daniel Summerhays
2013 Played in the PGA Tour Canada
2014 Won the Stonebrae Classic
2018 5th place at the U.S. Open
2018 Picked by Jim Furyk
2018 $9 million

Detail Timeline of Tony Finau

September 14 , 1989

Born in Salt Lake City

Tony Finau was born in the Salt Lake City, Utah on the 14th of September in 1989 to parents Ravena Finau and Kelepi Finau.


Defeated Daniel Summerhays

Tony Finau defeated Daniel Summerhays, the future PGA Tour athlete at the Utah State Amateur Championship of 2006.


Played in the PGA Tour Canada

Tony Finau appeared in 2013 PGA Tour where he was able to make seven cuts in 8 starts and also won the Tour qualifiers securing his entry in the 2014


Won the Stonebrae Classic

Tony Finau won his first ever title at the Stonebrae Classic in the August of 2014 and ended the season in the eighth place.


5th place at the U.S. Open

Tony Finau finished in the fifth place, his highest finish till date in a major tournament, when won by a double-bogey at the U.S. Open in June 2018.


Picked by Jim Furyk

Tony Finau, was the captain's pick in September 2018, when he was selected by Jim Furyk, the U.S team captain, and although the American lost, Tony played well on his part.


$9 million

Tony Finau is said to have an estimated net worth of $9 million as of 2018 which he made from his golfing career and from sponsorships from sports companies.


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 Tour in 2013, securing his entry card in the 2014 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.