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Finau Finishes in Top Ten Second Straight Week
Tony Finau is getting comfortable on the PGA Tour and it’s showing up on the scoreboard.
Finau shot a final round 67 to finish in eighth place at the Nationwide Memorial at Muirfield Village. It was his second straight top ten finish and his fourth straight top 20. He has pocketed half a million bucks in those four tournaments.
The steady streak is impressive in that it broke up a mid-season slump in which he made only two small paychecks in a ten week period.
At Muirfield, Finau posted 71-66-73-67-277 and took home $179,800 and moved his season earnings to $1,322,595.
For Zac Blair the tournament provided some highs and lows. He made the cut by one shot and was paired in the third round with his childhood hero Tiger Woods who had also made the cut by one shot.
Walking side-by-side with Tiger the unflappable Blair shot even par 72, but it was a memorable day in an awkward sort of way. Tiger shot 85, the highest score of his competitive career. On the back nine Tiger shot 43 that ended with a quadruple bogey on the last hole.
In the final round a little bit of Tiger rubbed off on Blair and a little bit of Blair rubbed off on Tiger.
Going on to the final hole Sunday Tiger was even par, but his 18th hole nemesis got him again and he doubled the hole for the second time. Tiger was eight over par on the 18th hole for the four days.
Blair was one under par at the turn on Sunday, but on the back nine he shot the highest nine hole score of his PGA Tour career, a 42, including a bogey on that 18th hole. Blair finished with a 77, his highest tour score to date. His rounds were 75-68-70-77-290. Blair earned $13,454 and upped his total to $785,775.
In a historic note: Tiger was the first to tee off and because of an odd number of players he played solo. It was a site never seen before: Tiger Woods, one of the greatest players in the history of the game, playing alone as the dew sweeper.