Winner’s Circle: Tony Finau Handed 3M Open Title After Scott Piercy Collapse

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Tony Finau Wins 2022 3M Open TPC Twin Cities
Tony Finau and wife Alayna pose with their children after winning the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on July 24, 2022 in Blaine, Minn. (Photo by Stacy Revere via Getty Images)

On Sunday at the 3M Open, Tony Finau shot a 67 at TPC Twin Cities and was essentially handed a three-shot victory on a silver platter.

Down five shots with 11 to play, Finau went 2-under par during this stretch, yet somehow won by three shots.

How the heck did this happen? The leader absolutely collapsed: old friend Scott Piercy, the leader through about 65 holes, played his final 11 holes to a mind boggling 7-over par (six bogeys, two birdies, two pars and one triple bogey), falling from solo first (-20) to T4 on 13 under.

Emiliano Grillo, who was the closest chaser and ahead of Finau, also carded a triple and two bogeys during this stretch.

On his day, Finau signed for a card comprised of two bogeys against six birdies to reach 17-under par for the tournament.

With the win, the 32-year-old Utah native earned $1,350,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to 17th in the points race and jump to 21st on the money list. He also picked up 26 OWGR points and will move up a spot, from 17 to 16.


Winner’s Circle: 3M Open

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Finau Pro-File

Tony Finau Wins 2022 3M Open TPC Twin Cities
Tony Finau and wife Alayna pose with their children after winning the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on July 24, 2022 in Blaine, Minn. (Photo by Stacy Revere 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


3M Open Leaderboard

Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Tony Finau -17 (-4)
2. Sunjae Im -14 (-3)
2. Emiliano Grillo -14 (E)
4. James Hahn -13 (-6)
4. Tom Hoge -13 (-1)
4. Scott Piercy -13 (+5)
7. Danny Willett -10 (-3)
7. Callum Tarren -10 (-2)
7. Greyson Sigg -10 (+1)
10. Chesson Hadley -9 (+1)

Top-5 Money Makers

Pos-Player (Money)
1. Tony Finau ($1.35m)
2. Sunjae Im ($667.5k)
2. Emiliano Grillo ($667.5k)
4. James Hahn ($315.6k)
4. Tom Hoge ($315.6k)
4. Scott Piercy ($315.6k)


Finau’s Winning Numbers

Tony Finau Wins 2022 3M Open TPC Twin Cities
Tony Finau plays his shot from the 2nd tee during the final round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on July 24, 2022 in Blaine, Minn. (Photo by Stacy Revere via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 315.6 yards (35th)
Fairways: 76.79% (43/56) (T10)
Greens: 83.33% (60/72) (T3)
Putts/GIR: 1.767 (50th)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 4.923 (3rd)
Approach the Green: 7.855 (3rd)
Around the Green: 3.871 (2nd)
Putting: 0.827 (42nd)
Tee to Green: 16.651 (1st)
Total: 17.477 (1st)


Finau’s 2022 Season

Tony Finau Wins 2022 3M Open TPC Twin Cities
Tony Finau poses with the trophy after winning the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on July 24, 2022 in Blaine, Minn. (Photo by David Berding via Getty Images)

Starts: 21
Cuts Made: 16
Wins: 1 (3M Open)
Additional Top 10: 5
Earnings: $4,021,636 (21st)
FedExCup Pts: 1,412 (17th)
World Rank Before/After: 17/16


WITB: Tony Finau

Tony Finau Wins 2022 3M Open TPC Twin Cities
Tony Finau plays his shot on the 12th hole during the final round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on July 24, 2022 in Blaine, Minnesota. (Photo by Stacy Revere/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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