Tony Finau
29-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Finau has been a solid player since joining the PGA Tour in 2015, but last season he took his game to another level. Finau averaged over $2 million in earnings over his first three seasons on the PGA Tour, but last season he blew that number out of the water with over $5.6 million in earnings. The strange thing is, he managed to put up his career-best numbers without a victory. He does have a win on his resume, but that came two seasons back. Last season he merely picked-up three runner-up finishes. Those runner-ups add up however and when you make nearly every cut, those checks add up as well. Finau's best golf is likely still ahead of him, but he doesn't have much upside left in salary cap leagues this season. In draft leagues he's a solid second-rounder. Read Past Outlooks
Fourth top-10 in last five majors
April 14, 2019
Finau carded an even-par 72 in the final round of the Masters and finished in a tie for fifth place.
Finau was relatively quiet until the third round when he tied the Augusta National front-nine record of six-under 30. He added birdies at both the par-5's on the back side, while not relinquishing any shots for a 64 to put himself in the final group on Sunday. Finau struggled early on in the final round, but was hanging in until a double-bogey on the par-3 12th hole pretty much killed his chances. Finau kept fighting with birdies on three of the next four holes, but it just was never going to be enough. It's just a matter of time until Utah native wins his elusive second PGA Tour event. Finau has excelled particularly the bigger the stage with top-10 finishes in four of the last five major championships. He is not in the field for the RBC Heritage next week.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tony Finau
Masters Recap: A Victory for the Ages
5 days ago
Len Hochberg reviews a historical performance from Tiger Woods, who won his fifth green jacket after last winning the Masters 14 years ago.
Yahoo DFS Golf: The Masters
11 days ago
A red-hot Rory McIlroy's chances of completing the Career Grand Slam at The Masters are as good as ever, and he finds himself among Bryce Danielson's picks to click in this week's contests on Yahoo.
Valero Texas Open Recap: Conners Wins First PGA Tour Title
12 days ago
By winning Sunday's Valero Texas Open, Corey Conners moves to 84th in the world and is now qualified for both the Masters and May's PGA Championship.
DraftKings PGA: The Masters
12 days ago
Rickie Fowler has his eyes on his first Green Jacket this week, and Len Hochberg has his eye on Fowler as he sets the stage for this week's contests on DraftKings.
Majors Value Meter: The Masters
16 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the season's first major. Outside of 2017's fluke injury, Dustin Johnson has thrived at Augusta, and should do so again.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Finau entered the 2015 season with a lot of hype and he didn't disappoint as he topped the $2 million mark in his rookie season. He backed that up with another solid season the year following and he did the same last season, with yet another solid showing. Last year was actually Finau's best and there's a chance that it's part of a progression that will continue this season. That's a big leap of faith however as he posted a high number last season, but he's got the game to get, so he deserves some consideration in salary cap leagues this season.
Finau has made quite an impression in his first two seasons on the PGA Tour. Though he regressed a little last season, he still played a very-high level. Finau was more consistent during his rookie season, but he never found a win. That changed in his 2nd-season as he lost a bit of consistency, but picked up his first win. He's probably OK with that trade. With a proven record of consistency in year-one and a win under his belt in year-two, Finau seems ready to take the next step. As such, he's definitely worth a look in salary cap formats this year. In drafts, he's a fifth- or sixth-round pick.
Finau is a former Big Break contestant – he finished second, losing in the championship match on season 12, Big Break: Disney Golf in 2009 – and will try to join Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey as the only Big Break alumni to win on the PGA Tour. He got to the PGA Tour by virtue of his victory at the Stonebrae Classic, which included middle rounds of 62-63, and four other top-10s. Averaging 310.3 yards off the tee and ranking ninth in the Tour All-Around Ranking, Finau is someone to watch in the fall because he ended the year on an up note: finishing T19-T46-T6-T14 over the course of the Tour Finals. If he can acclimate himself quickly to life on the PGA Tour, look for him to contend early.
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T61 at Valero Texas Open
April 8, 2019
Finau closed with a one-over 73 on Sunday at the Valero Texas Open to finish two-under and tied for 61st.
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Goes 1-2 during group play
April 1, 2019
Finau was eliminated in the group stage at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and finished in a tie for 40th place.
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T22 at Sawgrass
March 18, 2019
Finau was only able to manage an even-par 72 on Sunday at THE PLAYERS Championship and fell into a tie for 22nd place.
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T15 at Riviera CC
February 18, 2019
Finau closed with a two-over 72 on Sunday at the Genesis Open to finish six-under and tied for 15th.
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T38 finish at Pebble
February 11, 2019
Finau shot a two-under 70 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to come home in a tie for 38th place.
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