Rocket Mortgage Classic: Tony Finau secures back-to-back PGA Tour titles with five-stroke win | Golf News


Finau becomes the first player since Brendon Todd to win PGA Tour titles in successive weeks, placing him seventh in the FedExCup standings; Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young and Taylor Pendrith shared second place in Detroit

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The best of the action from day four of the Detroit Golf Club’s Rocket Mortgage Classic

The best of the action from day four of the Detroit Golf Club’s Rocket Mortgage Classic

Tony Finau captured a second PGA Tour title in as many starts with a five-stroke victory at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

The 32-year-old mixed six birdies with a single bogey en route to a five under 67 at Detroit Golf Club, seeing him finish the week on 26 under and become the first player since Brendon Todd in 2019 to win events in the PGA Tour. over successive weeks.

Finau finished five ahead of Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young and his overnight co-leader Taylor Pendrith, who posted a 72 in the final round, with Germany’s Stephan Jaeger in fifth place.

Patrick Cantlay - the highest ranked player in action - finished tied at three for second place

Patrick Cantlay – the highest ranked player in action – finished tied at three for second place

β€œOne of my goals would be to be a multiple Tour winner this season – to be able to accomplish that is incredible,” said Finau, who moves up to seventh in the FedExCup standings with the win. “Another goal is to win the FedExCup and I’ve put myself in a position to do that.

“Scottie (Scheffler) is going to be extremely hard to catch. Sam Burns, these guys have had amazing seasons. I think Cameron Smith is up there. These guys will be hard to catch, but the way points work in the FedExCup , you are able to climb the ladder, climb that ladder pretty quickly. At least I gave myself a chance to do it.

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Finau took advantage of par-fives on the front nine, making birdies in the fourth and seventh, before following up a 12-foot par-save in the ninth by rolling in a 20-footer to land a shot at the next.

A long-range three-putt bogey in the 11th was canceled out by Finau holeing 30 feet in the next, the American then birdying two-putts in the 14th and 17th to complete a convincing victory.

Finau carded rounds of 64, 66, 65 and 67

Finau carded rounds of 64, 66, 65 and 67

Cantlay climbed the standings on the final day with four birdies in the first five holes helping him to a second straight 66, despite a bogey the last having made a brilliant eagle at the par-five 14th.

Young also finished at 21 under after four birdies in the final six holes helped him earn a 68 in the final round, while Pendrith lost his lead overnight with a bogey on the second hole and retired. from the run to the back nine.

England’s Matt Wallace has entered the top 125 of the FedExCup standings with a top 10 finish ahead of this week’s Wyndham Championship – the final event of the regular season and the last chance to qualify for the playoffs of the FedExCup.




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