Tony Finau stormed to his third PGA TOUR victory of the year and fifth of his career, finishing on a one-under 69 to win the Cadence Bank Houston Open.
The 33-year-old began the final day four shots clear and stretched that lead to eight thanks to four front-nine birdies. He experienced some minor stumbles along the way but ended the day four shots clear of his nearest competitor PGA TOUR rookie Tyson Alexander.
Finau has made winning a habit this year following his long barren run. This is his third victory of the calendar year alongside his successes at the 3M Open and the Rocket Mortgage Classic. This is after Finau only achieved one victory in his first 185 tournaments after joining the PGA TOUR.
“I was always hopeful that I could go on special runs, and I think we’re starting to see that now,” Finau said. “I’m starting to put together a full package game, which is really exciting for me. That’s all you can do is work hard, and I’ve worked extremely hard on parts of the game that I know I have to. I think it’s starting to show.”
This was certainly clear at Memorial Park.
Finau took control in the second round with a 62 and followed this on a very cool and windy Saturday with a bogey-free round of 68. He finished at 16-under 264 with victory also meaning he has moved up the No. 12 in the world rankings.
Tyson Alexander second place showing was also an impressive display. The rookie drilled a 33-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 66 to get to 12 under and finish above Ben Taylor.
“Great week for me,” Alexander said. “I wish Tony would have taken the week off!”
Tony Finau is next set to feature in the RSM Classic which kicks off on the 17th November.