Winner’s Circle: Tony Finau Claims Victory at Rocket Mortgage Classic

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Tony Finau Wins 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Tony Finau celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC on July 31, 2022 in Detroit, Mich. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

Last Sunday, in Minnesota, Tony Finau was essentially handed the trophy after a collapse by Scott Piercy. This week, in Detroit, though, he earned it with weekend rounds of 65 and 67 to claim a second consecutive PGA Tour victory.

Finau started Sunday tied with Taylor Pendrith and ended it with a runaway five-shot blowout, aided greatly by hitting 66 of 72 greens in regulation, which historically trailed the accuracy of just two players since 1980 in a PGA Tour event. (Peter Jacobsen hit 69 at Pebble Beach in 1995; Willie Wood hit 67 at the Deposit Guaranty Classic in 1996.)

At 26-under par, Finau also broke Nate Lashley‘s tournament record of 25 under, set in 2019 during the inaugural event.

For his second win in as many weeks, the 32-year-old Utah native earned $1,512,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to 7th in the points race and jump to 12th on the money list. He also picked up 42 OWGR points and will move up four spots, from 16 to 12th.


Winner’s Circle: Rocket Mortgage Classic

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Finau Pro-File

Tony Finau Wins 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Tony Finau on the 14th hole during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC on July 31, 2022 in Detroit, Mich. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

Name: Milton Pouha Finau
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 200 lb
Birthdate: Sep. 14, 1989 (age 32)
Native: Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
College: None
Family: Married, 5 Children
Turned Pro: 2007
PGA Tour Rookie: 2014-15
Best World Rank: 9 (12/2/18)
Equipment: PING


Rocket Mortgage Leaderboard

Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Tony Finau -26 (-5)
2. Patrick Cantlay -21 (-6)
2. Cameron Young -21 (-4)
2. Taylor Pendrith -21 (E)
5. Stephan Jaeger -20 (-4)
6. Taylor Moore -19 (-6)
7. Joohyung Kim -18 (-9)
8. Wyndham Clark -17 (-7)
8. J.J. Spaun -17 (-7)
10. Matt Wallace -16 (-6)
10. Charley Hoffman -16 (-5)
10. Russell Henley -16 (-4)
10. Scott Stallings -16 (-2)

Top-5 Money Makers

Pos-Player (Money)
1. Tony Finau ($1.5m)
2. Patrick Cantlay ($635.6k)
2. Cameron Young ($635.6k)
2. Taylor Pendrith ($635.6k)
5. Stephan Jaeger ($344.4k)


Finau’s Winning Numbers

Tony Finau Wins 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Tony Finau reacts to his putt on the 14th green during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC on July 31, 2022 in Detroit, Mich. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 309 yards (T50)
Fairways: 82.14% (46/56) (T4)
Greens: 91.67% (66/72) (1st)
Putts/GIR: 1.727 T46)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 5.754 (2nd)
Approach the Green: 5.867 (6th)
Around the Green: 2.503 (9th)
Putting: 4.478 (15th)
Tee to Green: 14.126 (1st)
Total: 18.603 (1st)


Finau’s 2022 Season

Tony Finau Wins 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Tony Finau poses with the trophy after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC on July 31, 2022 in Detroit, Mich. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

Starts: 22
Cuts Made: 17
Wins: 2 (3M Open, The Rocket)
Additional Top 10: 5
Earnings: $5,533,636 (12th)
FedExCup Pts: 1,912 (7th)
World Rank Before/After: 16/12


WITB: Tony Finau

Tony Finau Wins 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Tony Finau prepares to play a shot on 9th tee during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC on July 31, 2022 in Detroit, Mich. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

Tony Finau is a PING Tour player who plays (mostly) a full PING bag, including driver, irons, wedges and putter.

Driver: PING G425 LST (9˚)
3-Wood: Callaway Rogue St (14˚)
Driving Iron: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3)
Irons: PING Blueprint (4-PW)
Gap: PING Glide 4.0 (50˚)
Sand: PING Glide 4.0 (56˚)
Lob: Vokey Design SM9 (60˚)
Putter: PING PLD Anser 2D Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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