Tony Finau Biography – Tony Finau Wiki
Tony Finau (born Milton Pouha Finau) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He has three PGA Tour wins. Finau won his maiden title on the PGA Tour at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach. He won the 2021 Northern Trust for his second PGA Tour tittle, in a playoff against Cameron Smith. The Utah native won the 2022 3M Open for his third PGA TOUR title.
Originally from Rose Park in Salt Lake City, Finau started playing golf at the age of 8. Inspired by the success of his younger brother Gipper Finau with the sport, Tony asked his dad if he could give it a shot, too. Soon, both brothers practiced in their garage and at the par-3 golf course near their home, using equipment purchased from thrift stores while their dad acted as coach.
Over the following nine years, Tony became the junior world golf champion and the Utah State Amateur champion. In 2007, Finau was awarded $100,000 in tournament winnings and had a sponsor who would financially support him if he turned pro. Although the golfer was offered a full golf scholarship from UNLV and BYU, he decided to turn professional at the age of 17, according to ESPN.
“It was a family decision, but I just put faith and trust in the Lord,” said Finau. “Essentially, my parents directed me in the right path. They were all for me turning professional and starting that journey as a family with my golf career.”
During the next seven years, the golfer competed on the mini-tours including the Gateway Tour, NGA Hooters Tour, and National Pro Tour. Finau played on the PGA Tour Canada in 2013, making seven cuts in eight starts. He finished T-3 at the 2013 Web.com Tour qualifying school to earn his Web.com Tour card for 2014. 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.
On March 27, 2016, Finau won his maiden title on the PGA Tour at the Puerto Rico Open. On August 23, 2021, he won The Northern Trust. On July 24, 2022, Finau won the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.
Tony Finau Age
Milton Pouha Finau was born on September 14, 1989, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Tony Finau Wife
Tony Finau is married to Alayna Galea’i-Finau. They have been married since 2012. The golfer paid tribute to his wife on her 31st birthday in August 2021, writing, “Happy 31st Birthday to my Queen! You deserve to be celebrated everyday! I love you and eternally grateful for you. The strength you show through motherhood and being my wife is a blessing to witness.”
Tony Finau Parents
He is the son of Kelepi and Ravena Finau. His mother died on November 27, 2011, in a car accident in Nevada. The golfer dedicated his first PGA Tour win to his mother. On November 27, 2020, Finau post photos of his parents on Instagram, writing in the caption, “I’m grateful for my parents. My late mom passed away 9 yrs ago today. I miss her everyday. I’m grateful for the time I had with her and the love she’s shown me was more than enough to last me this lifetime. I’m grateful for my dad [Kelepi Finau] and his wisdom and support. I had an amazing childhood and it was all because of these 2! I love them and I’m grateful for their love and sacrifices for me and my siblings.” He has four brothers and two sisters: Gipper Finau, Tevita Finau, Kaylene Finau, Heilala Finau, Pianola Finau, Kelven Finau.
Tony Finau Family
Tony Finau and his wife, Alayna Finau, have five children; Jraice, Leilene Aiaga, Tony, Sage, and Sienna-Vee. During golfing season, Tony’s wife and children sometimes travel with him to watch him play.
“I think the biggest challenge when I’m on the road is being away from my family,” said Finau. “I always had parents who were there for me, and they would … teach me the basic principles of the gospel, really through example more than anything else. I don’t have as much time with my children as I’d like.”
Tony Finau Net Worth
Tony Finau’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
Tony Finau Career Earnings
Tony Finau has earned $29,754,061 in career earnings.
Tony Finau WITB
Tony Finau WITB 2022 – He won the 2022 3M Open for his third PGA TOUR title. Here’s a look inside his bag.
Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX shaft
3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST (14 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX shaft
Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), Ping Blueprint (4-PW), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X (3), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX (4-PW) shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50-12, 56-12), WedgeWorks Proto (60-T), with Nippon N.S. Tour Only WV 125 S (50-56), Nippon N.S. Pro Wedge 125 S (60) shafts
Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2 prototype, with Garsen Golf Quad Pro grip
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot
Grips: Lamkin UTx
Tony Finau Height
Finau stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m).
Tony Finau Nationality
Finau is of American nationality.
Tony Finau Heritage/Ethnicity
Finau is of Tongan and Samoan heritage. He is the first athlete of Tongan and Samoan ethnicity to compete on the PGA Tour.
Tony Finau Parents’ Nationality
Tony Finau’s parents are of American nationality.
Tony Finau LDS
Tony Finau is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). When people hear that Finau is a Mormon, they’re often surprised.
“I hear people say things like, ‘Oh, wow, I wouldn’t think that you’re a member or Mormon, or anything like that. Some people hear different things about Mormons and what we do, what we believe,” said Finau. “So, I think it’s a compliment to me.”
The Word of Wisdom, a law of health in the LDS faith prohibiting the use of alcohol and tobacco, has made Tony stand out in his professional career.
“I made that decision a really long time ago that [alcohol] was not for me,” said the three time PGA Tour winner. “I think people look at it as, ‘Oh my goodness, you’re not having fun.’ But I think it’s really cool you can have fun without being intoxicated by anything … understanding the Word of Wisdom, knowing why that’s in place and believing in latter-day revelation as a Mormon has been everything to me.”
Tony Finau Instagram
His Instagram is @tonyfinaugolf.