Tony Finau is a professional American golfer playing in the PGA Tour.
Finau ranks at fourteen in the official world golf rankings, and he is at eighteen in the FedEx cup ranks.
The American golfer has amassed 1104 points throughout his career, with an average of 69.989%.
Finau has been a talented golfer since his early days. Besides golf, he was a prominent basketball player in his college days.
Throughout his career, Tony has won a PGA tour event and a Korn Ferry Tour event as well.
Tony has also appeared in numerous events for the American national team. Moreover, he also won the Presidents Cup in 2019 with the US national team.
Let’s look at some facts about Tony Finau before we get into his career and life.
|Full Name||Milton Pouha Finau|
|Date of Birth||14th September of 1989|
|Age||33 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Education||West High School|
|Mother’s Name||Ravena Finau|
|Siblings||Gipper Finau, Kaylene Finau, Pianola Finau, Tevita Finau, Kelven Finau, Heilala Finau|
|Children||Jraice Finau, Sage Finau, Nene Finau, Tony Finau Jr.|
|Body Measurement||43-35-14 inches|
|Height||6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Equipment||11 Ping clubs|
|Net Worth||$12 Million|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Golf Magazine, Signed Ball, It’s Tee Time Wooden Clock|
|Last Update||March, 2023|
Tony Finau: Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Finau is currently 33 Years Old.
Talking about his height, he is a huge guy. The golfer stands at 6′ 4″.
Similarly, he weighs around 91 kilograms.
He has a huge but athletic build.
Finau has body measurements of 43-35-14 inches.
Moving onto his physical appearance, he has a pair of dark brown eyes. He also has pitch-black hair.
Tony Finau: Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, and Horoscope
Finau is an American citizen.
Tony comes from a Samoan and Tongan ethnic background. As you might have noticed earlier, he is comparatively bigger than other golfers.
It is probably because of his Samoan background, as they are known to be huge with incomparable strength.
Moving on to his religion, he stated in an interview in 2016 that he is a Mormon.
On the zodiac table, Finau falls under the Virgo star sign. Virgos are known to be hard-working people.
Tony Finau: Early Life
Parents and Siblings
The golfer was born on 14th September of 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Finau was born to Kelepi Finau (father) and Ravena Finau (mother).
Tony was one of their seven kids. He grew up alongside his brothers named Gipper Finau, Pianola Finau, Tevita Finau, Kelven Finau, Kaylene Finau, and Heilala Finau.
It was not easy raising seven children for Kelepi. The golfer’s father used to work as a Baggage handler at the airport and made only around $35,000 a year.
But despite all that struggle, his mother Ravena always supported Tony and knew he would make it big one day.
She convinced Kelepi to buy golf clubs so finally Tony could start practicing golfing. She was always Tony’s biggest supporter and used to attend his tour matches.
Unfortunately, in 2011, Ravena passed away in a car accident. This was too sudden, and Tony was massively affected by it.
Childhood and Education
It was not easy for Tony as a child. Growing up in such a big family, you always need to think about everyone, and it is not easy to pursue your own dreams while putting down others.
Tony’s interest in golfing arose when he was just 7 years old. He was watching TV, and this was the first time he was watching golf.
Tiger Woods was competing, and when Tony watched Tiger Woods dismantle his opponents and smacked the ball across yards, a fire lit in him, and he wanted to do it as well.
At that moment, he thought that maybe he could do it too and make it big one day.
Well, it is easy to thought than do. The first being their financial situation.
Next, it is not common for a Polynesian to be interested in golf. Noone from his descent has ever played in the PGA tour.
And the last problem was, even if he got the equipment, who would train him in golf.
But despite all the odds against Tony, his parents helped him. Tony’s dad bought clubs, and then in the back of the garage, he laid out a mattress and turned it into a small golfing ground.
He also picked up a copy of “Golf My Way” by Jack Nicklaus, watched it with Tony, and practiced what was taught in the manual.
This is how Finau started his career.
During all this, Finau also used to study in the West High School.
Tony Finau: Career
After a unique start to his career, Tony kept practicing and got better at golf in a short amount of time.
At the age of 11, just four years of golfing, Tony and his family moved to Los Angeles, and that’s when Tony was able to practice on a bigger field.
He began participating in various events with more opportunities; he played extremely well despite not having proper coaching.
There was a difference between Tony and a golfer who has been coached properly and learned in a better environment, but he was performing well considering his training.
By 2006, Tony was already good at golfing and could match other proper golfers.
In 2006, Finau claimed the Amateur Championship of Utah. This was his first-ever tournament win.
He defeated Daniel Summerhays in the 36-hole championship match.
Tony Finau finally turned professional in 2007, right after winning the 2006 Utah State Amateur Championships.
At the beginning of his career, Finau competed in small tours like Gateway Tour, NGA Hooters Tour, and National Pro Tour.
Around the start of his career, he competed in very few events.
Then after two years of turning professional, Tony played on the Golf Channel’s “The Big Break.”
He competed alongside his brother Gipper Finau. Tony performed exceptionally well and got to the finals but unfortunately lost in the finals.
But despite all that, the second position was not that bad.
Winning his first Titles
By 2013, he was consistently playing in the PGA Tour events, and in 2013, he attended the PGA Tour Canada 2013.
In the same year, he also attended the Web.com Tour qualifying school and earned his ticket to the Web.com Tour card for next year.
Then came his big break. He won the Stonebrae Classic in the Korn Ferry Tour event. This was his first tour event win of his career.
He continued the season with good form, and by the end of the season, he ranked eighth.
This was Tony’s last Korn Ferry appearance, and after this, he only competed exclusively in the PGA tour events.
In the 2015 season, he competed in 31 events but was unable to win any trophies. Despite the lack of trophies, he performed well and was consistently in the top 10.
His next big break came in 2016. In March of 2016, he won his first-ever PGA Tour event.
Finau won the Puerto Rico Open. He was against Steve Marino.
The match was extremely close, and it resulted in a sudden-death playoff.
Without losing his composure, Finau finished with a birdie on the third extra hole.
After his win at the Puerto Rico event, he did not defend his title in 2017 and tried for the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play but could not make it there as well.
In 2018, Finau made his first appearance in the Masters’ event and placed in 10th place.
He was one of the candidates favored to win. Still, unfortunately, he broke his ankle on the Par-3 contest just the day before the first round, which affected his performance.
Then again, in 2018, he made his third major tournament appearance in the U.S. Open.
He could not win the tournament again, but he still managed to get fifth place.
By the end of 2018, he had already appeared in many events, and out of all the events, he placed top 10 in 11 events.
Similarly, around the end of 2018, Finau was picked by the American team’s captain to attend the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National outside of Paris, France.
He played in this tournament alongside the U.S National team.
Then in 2019, he participated in the Masters’ Tournament and once again placed fifth.
At the end of 2019, Tony played in the U.S. team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.
The U.S national team won with a score of 16–14. Moreover, this was Tony’s first national trophy.
Finau also came second in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Honestly, many thought Finau would win, but Webb Simpson snatched it right from his hand.
In his most recent matches, he has been performing extremely well, and in his first four tournaments, he has managed to get the top four places, but unfortunately, he has not been able to win any.
Tony ranks 18th in the FedEx cup rankings and 14th in the Official world golf rankings.
He has played in 56 Tour events till now.
Finau has one PGA tour event to his name.
His all-time best career ranking was 9th in 2018.
He has made $23,214,852 from his official career earnings.
Tony Finau: Wife and Kids
The American is married to Alayna Finau.
They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the couple is very religious.
Alayna is a very supportive wife, and Tony once stated in an interview that she attends most of his matches and cheers him on.
They have four children named Jraice Finau, Tony Finau Jr., Nene Finau, and Sage Finau.
They are a happy family, and Tony loves his wife and kids a lot.
The golfer is a very wealthy man. Despite not winning many tournaments, he has always managed to be in the top 10 and top 5 tournaments.
Tony Finau has an estimated net worth of $12 Million
Just from his golfing career, he has earned a lot of money, and if we add up to his endorsements with big companies like Nike and Ping, it shows how he earns all that money.
In the 2018 season, when he was having the best season of his career, he earned over $5,600,000.
Being wealthy doesn’t make you a good man, but what matters is what we do for the community and our country.
With positive hopes, Tony also runs a Tony Finau Foundation in a local community where he helps the youth and their families empower them.
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Tony Finau: Social Media
He is mostly active on his Insta account and posts a lot of pictures.
Tony has amassed over 381K followers on his Instagram account.
Next, on his Twitter handle, he has over 150.5K followers.
Lastly, on his Facebook page, he has 2.8k followers and is the latest active here.
Who is Tony Finau’s Coach?
Boyd Summerhays coaches him.
What is Tony’s Career-High FedExCup Rank?
His career-high FedExcup rank is 6th.
At what rank does Finau rank in the all-time highest career earnings?
Currently, he ranks at the 70th position, but he is young compared to other golfers, so he surely will go higher up in the future.