PGA Tour: Tony Finau eases to 3M Open win as Scott Piercy throws away five-shot lead in Minneapolis


Finau’s victory follows wins on the 2016 Puerto Rico Open and 2021 Northern Belief; World No 17 finishes three away from Emiliano Grillo and Sungjae Im, with Piercy in tied-fourth after a final-round 76

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Highlights from the ultimate spherical of the PGA Tour’s 3M Open from TPC Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Highlights from the ultimate spherical of the PGA Tour’s 3M Open from TPC Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Tony Finau capitalised on a final-round collapse by Scott Piercy to safe a 3rd PGA Tour title with a three-stroke victory on the 3M Open in Minneapolis.

Finau blended 5 birdies with two bogeys on his option to a four-under 67 at TPC Twin Cities, which noticed him finish the week on 17 beneath and forward of closest challengers Sungjae Im and Emiliano Grillo after a unprecedented last day.

Piercy seemed to be cruising to victory and held a five-shot benefit early in his last spherical, solely to register six bogeys and a triple-bogey on his option to a final-round 76 and tied-fourth end.

An emotional Tony Finau dedicated his 3M Open victory to his family.

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An emotional Tony Finau devoted his 3M Open victory to his household.

An emotional Tony Finau devoted his 3M Open victory to his household.

“I used to be enjoying nice however each time I seemed up it appeared like I used to be 4 or 5 pictures again all day,” Finau mentioned. “I actually bought issues going in the midst of our again 9 and as soon as I took management of the match it was a complete totally different mindset to attempt to seal the deal.

Piercy started with a four-shot lead and remained forward by following a 10-foot birdie on the second by holing a 30-footer from the perimeter on the par-five sixth, with the American nonetheless 4 clear on the flip regardless of three-putting the eighth and bogeying the ninth.

Tony Finau won the 3M Open by three shots with a final round of four under par to claim his third PGA Tour victory.

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Tony Finau gained the 3M Open by three pictures with a last spherical of 4 beneath par to say his third PGA Tour victory.

Tony Finau gained the 3M Open by three pictures with a last spherical of 4 beneath par to say his third PGA Tour victory.

Finau had birdied two of his opening 4 holes and cancelled out a bogey on the ninth by rolling in from 15 ft on the 11th, which moved him inside two when Piercy three-putt from 50 ft on the identical par-four.

Piercy birdied the par-five 12th however blew the match huge open when he bogeyed the subsequent and triple-bogeyed the par-four 14th, having discovered the water along with his second try from a fairway bunker.

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Finau took benefit with three consecutive birdies from the 14th – together with a 30-footer on the 15th – to all of the sudden discover himself 4 away from the sphere, whereas Piercy three-putted from 20 ft on the 15th however made a two-putt birdie from the perimeter to maneuver again to 14 beneath.

An unimaginable break on the 17th noticed Finau save par after his ball narrowly averted cannoning off the grandstand into the hazard, protecting his four-shot cushion to the par-five final, the place he discovered water off the tee however two-putted for a profitable bogey.

Tony Finau enjoys a huge stroke of luck on the par-three 17th as he makes par after narrowly avoiding the water

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Tony Finau enjoys an enormous stroke of luck on the par-three 17th as he makes par after narrowly avoiding the water

Tony Finau enjoys an enormous stroke of luck on the par-three 17th as he makes par after narrowly avoiding the water

Im birdied two of his final three holes to complete second alongside Grillo, who carded a level-par 71, whereas Piercy discovered water off the penultimate tee to drop again to 13 beneath with James Hahn and Tom Hoge.

English pair Danny Willett and Callum Tarren ended the week in a share of seventh place alongside Greyson Sigg, with Chesson Hadley rounding off the top-10 regardless of bogeying the par-five final.

The PGA Tour marketing campaign heads to Detroit subsequent for the Rocket Mortgage Traditional, the penultimate regular-season occasion, with protection dwell on Thursday from 7pm on Sky Sports activities Golf.





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