Tony Finau Biography, Wife, Children, Ankle Injury, Net worth, Family
Tony Finau Biography
Milton Pouha Finau popularly known as Tony Finau is am American professional golfer born on 14th September 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He plays on the PGA Tour. In 2006 he won the Utah State Amateur Championship in 2006.
Finau is of Tongan and Samoan descent making him the first person of such ancestry to play on PGA Tour. He also runs the Tony Finau Foundation which aims at empowering youth and their families in the local community.
Tony Finau Career
His father trained him with his brother and had three rules for them which he wrote on a sign and hung in the garage: 1. Listen. 2. Be Serious. 3. Don’t Quit. He also wrote motivational phrases an the one that Finau remembers is “If you didn’t know any better, you’re better off.”
They could not afford greens fees which came as a blessing in disguise as it taught them to learn to chip and putt before anything else.
“We hit thousands upon thousands of chips, maybe millions, we learned what it was like to make the right sound when you make a solid chip,” says Tony.
In 2009,together with his brother Gipper, they competed on the Golf Channel’s The Big Break finishing second on Big Break Disney Golf.
In 2013 he played on PGA Tour Cananda making seven cuts in eight starts. In 2013 at the 2013 Web.com Tour qualifying school he finished T-3 to earn his Web.com Tour card for 2014.
In August 2014 he won his first title at the Stonebrae Classic. He finished 8th in the regular season, and 12th in the Web.com Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.
He won his maiden title on the PGA Tour in March 2016 at the Puerto Rico Open. He won in a sudden death playoff over Steve Marino with a birdie on the third extra hole. He had before missed a putt for the triumph inside and out on the 72nd green. The outcome moved Finau into the best 25 in the FedEx Cup standings.
Finau selected not to guard his Puerto Rico title in 2017, rather taking his risks to get into the field at the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, yet was two players shy of entering the field, which takes the main 64 available players from the Official World Golf Ranking. Finau qualified for the initial three majors in 2018, including his first Masters appearance, by making it to the Tour Championship in 2017.
Tony Finau finished 2016-17 season ranked 19th on the FedEx Cup point list, had eight top-10 finishes and earned $2,838,629 in prize money.
In January 2018 he signed an endorsement deal with Ping. Under the terms of the agreement Finau will use at least 11 Ping clubs and the company’s bag. He will continue to wear Nike apparel and footwear.
Tony Finau Golf Swing
Tony Finau Ethnicity and Nationality
He is of American nationality, he is of a mixed ethnicity Togan and American Samoan.
Tony Finau Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $8,893,040.
Tony Finau Family
His parents are Kelepi Finau (father)- an emigrant from Tonga and Ravena Finau (mother). He has four brothers and two sisters; Gipper Finau, Kelven Finau, Pianola Finau, Kaylenee Finau, Heilala Finau, Tevita Finau.
His brother Gipper is the youngest player to make a Web.com Tour cut, doing so at age 16 years. His sister Kaylene, played on the College of Southern Idaho National Junior College Athletic Association volleyball championship team in 2006.
Tony Finau Wife
He is married to Alayna Galea’i Finau, they got married in 2010.
Tony Finau Children
Tony Finau has four children; Jraice Finau, Leilene Aiaga Finau, Tony Finau and Sage Finau
Our Family's 1st Par 3 Contest at the Masters!🤗💚..We got to caddy and experience 1st hand, Dad in his element! The kids also witnessed a hole in one from Dad 😱..Nothing short of an AMAZING experience to sum up the day, better yet the last 36 hrs. Whatever the outcome we are just very grateful to be here and so PROUD of Dad through it all! • • • Fun Fact: Tony is the 1st golfer of Samoan/Tongan decent (i.e. Moana & @therock hehe ☺️) to make it on the PGA tour and to also make it to @themasters. We are so Blessed to have such a huge support group behind us, but especially grateful to our Heavenly Father for the opportunity to chase dreams! Alofa atu 😘❤️ #pioneer#TeamFinau#keeponkeepingon#TheMasters @ashleighdees photography
Tony Finau Son
His youngest son was born with congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, CCAM, which is best described as a lung lesion appearing as a cyst or lump in the chest that can vary in size and could lead to cancer if not removed.
On 18th November he underwent a successful surgery, the doctors had blocked a thre-hour window but the surgery ended up lasting for eight hours. The doctors needed to cut a one-inch opening near Sage’s right lung instead of three small incisions to pull out the tissue with a scope.
“It was a lot tougher than anticipated, they gave us an update every hour and a half. We knew what was going on, but it was really nerve-wracking just in the fact it was going to be no more than two-and-half hours, three max. The third hour comes around. The fourth hour comes around. The fifth hour comes around. As each hour went by we thought it could be more sophisticated, maybe even the surgery wasn’t going well. Just all those emotions; you can imagine as parents what we were experiencing.”He said.
Tony Finau Ankle Injury
Tony used to enjoy the Masters Par 3 Contest with his family which is an annual tradition for golfers to play with loved ones on the eve of the big tournament.
In April 2018 he was playing the Par 3 Contest with his wife and kids on the eve of the Masters when he buckled his ankle. He had an awesome hole-in-one and celebrated by running down the green when his ankle buckled.