Tony Finau took advantage of Scott Piercy’s collapse and a lucky bounce at the 71st hole last week and picked up his third PGA Tour victory.
Now this week’s question is: Can Finau bring that momentum to Detroit Golf Club for the Rocket Mortgage?
The win at the 3M only jumped Finau one spot in the Official World Golf Rankings as he went from 17th to 16th this week. His victory last week came thanks to three straight back-nine birdies courtesy of a hot putter. And that’s typically been the club that determines Finau’s success on Tour.
He’s got a much stronger field this week — world No. 4 Patrick Cantlay is there along wth Will Zalatoris, Max Homa and Open Championship runner-up Cameron Young, who is getting closer each week to that first Tour victory.
Another Cameron — Cameron Davis, is the defending champion and he went five playoff holes last year and edged Troy Merritt for the title.
Some future stars will be on display this week — U.S. amateur champ Chris Gotterup, Cole Hammer from the University of Texas and Michael Thorbjornsen. Thorbjornsen, a Stanford University golfer, finished fourth at The Travelers and will defend his Western Amateur title on Monday following this event.