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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Back-to-back weeks have changed my life

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Tony Finau is in great shape and shows that he is a quality player. Finau achieved his third victory on the PGA Tour. Finau addressed many things in the PGA Tour player blog that you can read in the following lines; “I said during the broadcast interview after I won the 3M Open that for some reason I kind of had a sour taste in my mouth as I bogeyed the 18th, and I think it just gave me extra motivation to put myself in there again and prove to myself the kind of champion that I am, and being able to make birdies down the stretch when you really need them.

So that’s all I tried to do. When I got to the 14th tee, my goal was to birdie 14 and 17 and if I could do that, I knew I was going to win the tournament. I was just proud of the way I finished. Wins are so special out here because they’re so rare.”

Finau on his expectations

Finau exceeded his expectations and is still unaware of the success he has achieved. “I think I’m going to really be able to soak these up when I’m home. It hasn’t hit me yet, the magnitude of what I’ve accomplished.

It’s special winning on the PGA Tour, where the best players in the world are. It doesn’t matter what tournament, you just have to play well and earn the victory. To have earned these last two is very satisfying. It’s funny, we talk about goals.

I write down my goals before the start of every season and I was able to peek at them the night before the final round in Detroit. One of my goals was to be a multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season, and to be able to accomplish that is amazing.”

The FedExCup is also a big goal that he has set in front of himself. His life changed in a very short time. “Another goal is to win the FedExCup and I have now put myself in position to do that. Scottie Scheffler is going to be extremely hard to catch, and there are guys like Sam Burns who have had unbelievable seasons and I think Cameron Smith is up there as well.

Those guys will be tough to catch, but the way the points work in the Playoffs, you’re able to race up that ladder pretty fast. At least I have now given myself a chance to do that. I think I’ve said it many times before that a week can change your life. I guess when you look at mine, back-to-back weeks have changed my life and it’s a great feeling.”


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