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#1 Jwin323

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:36 AM

Should win more. A lot of cuts made, good number of top 10s, handful of top 5s, very consistent, shows well on hard courses. Would like to see him make theRyder Cup team.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

I feel like that way about a dozen players, only one guy can win on any given week though.

Usually power hitters get this reputation

To me Johnson, Rory, Casey, fowler, kuchar, day, stenson and grace should win more. But it doesn't work like that, golf is hard and unpredictable

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:51 AM

He gave a really great interview in one of the magazines when he first made the tour and after reading that, I became a life long fan.

I'd love for him to win more.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:50 PM

1 million percent agree, the interview was great and he deserves all the goods things he gets.  Seems like a great dude!

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

Tony is on a nice career trajectory.  Coming off his best year.  If he finds something with his putting he could make 2018 his best year yet.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

He generally seems like good people. He's a joy to watch play.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:24 PM

Agree with the sentiments. Hoping 2017/18 will  be a great season for Tony.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:04 AM

I just want him to stop shopping in the boys pants section or fire his tailor. Those things are 4 inches too short at least

Edited by lowheel, 09 October 2017 - 12:05 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:34 AM

Blame Nike for that one!

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

I'm a fan of Finau too but agree he should be winning more.
There are a few guys such as Lovemark, Finau, HV3 who have all the tools to win on tour but for whatever reason haven't put it all together yet.  (Finau did win an alternate field event in Puerto Rico).  It took Fowler a few years to put it together too  in terms of being in contention on a weekly basis which tells you how much competition/depth is out there on tour now.  It also took guys like Henley and Chappell years to get their first victory.

I agree that Finau could have a monster year in 2018 and fully expect him to win at least once.  When he gets that big win under his belt he could start to rack them up.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

I met Tony Finau on his rookie year at the Sony Open in Hawaii, very nice indeed, very polite and signed autographs for everyone, skills off the charts...
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

Was he on one of the Big Break shows?

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:22 PM

Talked to him twice at tournaments and the guy could not have been nicer. Finau is absolutely breathtaking to watch in person, especially with how short his backswing is and the velocity at which the ball comes off his clubface
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:48 PM

View Postsfiggins, on 10 October 2017 - 11:41 AM, said:

Was he on one of the Big Break shows?

Yeah, him and his "Irish twin" Gipper were on the show together. Not quite sure on the year, but something like 2009 or 2010. Tony finished 2nd that season IIRC.

I'm a Utah golfer like Tony, and have followed his career closely for the past 6 years or so. He is legitimately one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Great to see a fellow Utahn doing so well on the big stage. I'm really hoping for a 2nd PGA Tour win for him this year.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:27 PM

Met him during a practice round at Bethpage for the Barclays last year. He was talking with my buddy & I and was extremely polite. Since then, I have become a fan and love seeing his name on the leaderboard.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:34 PM

By all accounts, he's just a good dude. Hope he finds a consistent way to make putts. Adding him to the core of our Ryder Cup team would be awesome.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:33 PM

Great guy, good ball striker and long, still learning how to win.  Not sure he makes enough putts to be a big time winner.  Just not naturally talented with the flat stick.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:48 PM

It's just so damn hard to win out there. He has the talent!
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:56 PM

View Postkkennedy, on 10 October 2017 - 12:22 PM, said:

Talked to him twice at tournaments and the guy could not have been nicer. Finau is absolutely breathtaking to watch in person, especially with how short his backswing is and the velocity at which the ball comes off his clubface

I love his compact back swing now.  They were saying his current teacher got him even more compact.  

He proves that you don't have to take that club back very far in order to generate speed

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:58 PM

View Postlowheel, on 09 October 2017 - 12:04 AM, said:

I just want him to stop shopping in the boys pants section or fire his tailor. Those things are 4 inches too short at least

That's one of the styles that I will never understand :huh:


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:45 PM

Prediction: He will log a win this season. Perhaps even a major.

He has the talent. He has the attitude. He has the game.

And frankly I will enjoy watching it unfold!
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:32 PM

Is his wife pretty tall? She looked liked it compared to him...with his athletic family, you have to think their kids will be ballers at whatever they do!!
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:35 PM

View PostMedic, on 10 October 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

Prediction: He will log a win this season. Perhaps even a major.

He has the talent. He has the attitude. He has the game.

And frankly I will enjoy watching it unfold!

I'm with you!! I would love to see more of him on TV as well. I enjoy watching him play very much.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:08 PM

View PostCwebb, on 10 October 2017 - 02:58 PM, said:

View Postlowheel, on 09 October 2017 - 12:04 AM, said:

I just want him to stop shopping in the boys pants section or fire his tailor. Those things are 4 inches too short at least

That's one of the styles that I will never understand :huh:

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View Postlowheel, on 09 October 2017 - 12:04 AM, said:

I just want him to stop shopping in the boys pants section or fire his tailor. Those things are 4 inches too short at least

That's one of the styles that I will never understand :huh:

I donít think itís a style thing so much as he has really long legs (itís not just being tall, heís got long legs for his height too). You see this a lot with guys that are both tall and have long legs for their height. They just get used to short pants. Even if he can afford to get tailor, heís prob just gotten used to it from a lifetime of too short pants. Kuchar has that syndrome too.

Edited by doublehans, 13 October 2017 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:44 PM

View Postdoublehans, on 13 October 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

View PostCwebb, on 10 October 2017 - 02:58 PM, said:

View Postlowheel, on 09 October 2017 - 12:04 AM, said:

I just want him to stop shopping in the boys pants section or fire his tailor. Those things are 4 inches too short at least

That's one of the styles that I will never understand :huh:

I don't think it's a style thing so much as he has really long legs (it's not just being tall, he's got long legs for his height too). You see this a lot with guys that are both tall and have long legs for their height. They just get used to short pants. Even if he can afford to get tailor, he's prob just gotten used to it from a lifetime of too short pants. Kuchar has that syndrome too.

No, there's video of him from a couple years ago and his pants were longer.  The tight pants...and some that are also short, is a style choice


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

I saw him in person at quail hollow and he looks like the kind of man that could go pro in whatever sport he wanted. If I didn't know who he was I would have believed he was a hornet or panther without hesitation.

View Postjamie, on 10 October 2017 - 07:32 PM, said:

Is his wife pretty tall? She looked liked it compared to him...with his athletic family, you have to think their kids will be ballers at whatever they do!!


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

View Postfccplayer, on 13 October 2017 - 04:30 PM, said:

I saw him in person at quail hollow and he looks like the kind of man that could go pro in whatever sport he wanted. If I didn't know who he was I would have believed he was a hornet or panther without hesitation.

View Postjamie, on 10 October 2017 - 07:32 PM, said:

Is his wife pretty tall? She looked liked it compared to him...with his athletic family, you have to think their kids will be ballers at whatever they do!!

The question is...was he built like a linebacker?
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:56 AM

I'm not sure if Finau has signed with an equipment manufacturer yet.  I would think this is a guy Callaway would want to have given his distance.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

View Postnew2g0lf, on 14 October 2017 - 08:56 AM, said:

I'm not sure if Finau has signed with an equipment manufacturer yet.  I would think this is a guy Callaway would want to have given his distance.

He used to be with Callaway, he switched to Nike for a season and then they stopped making hardware.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:22 AM

View PostHISPL, on 14 October 2017 - 09:01 AM, said:

View Postnew2g0lf, on 14 October 2017 - 08:56 AM, said:

I'm not sure if Finau has signed with an equipment manufacturer yet.  I would think this is a guy Callaway would want to have given his distance.

He used to be with Callaway, he switched to Nike for a season and then they stopped making hardware.

I'm aware, his current bag has a number of Ping clubs in it, so it should be interesting to see who he goes with.

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