Finau Ends the Drought

August 24, 2021 Finau Ends the Drought

By: Carlos Alvarez

Tony Finau (-20) Defeats Cameron Smith in Playoff to Win Northern Trust & End 5-Year Winless Streak

The streak is over! After five years and 143 starts on the PGA Tour, Tony Finau is a champion once again. The 31-year-old Salt Lake City native fired a final round 65 (6-under) to force a playoff with Cameron Smith as Jon Rahm struggled to keep pace on the back-nine. Finau shot an easy par on the playoff hole while Smith crumbled. The victory was his first since the 2016 Puerto Rico Open and just the second win of his pro career. Despite countless near misses, Finau now leads the FedEx Cup standings with two tournaments left to play.


Final Leaderboard

T. Finau (-20)

2. C. Smith (-20)

3. J. Rahm (-18)

T4. A. Noren (-15)

T4. T. Hoge (-15)

T4. J. Thomas (-15)


Other Notable Scorecards: E. Van Rooyen (-14), C. Conners (-13), X. Schauffele (-11), S. Im (-11), B. Koepka (-8), B. DeChambeau (-8), R. McIlroy (-7)


Watch: Tony Finau Wins Northern Trust to End 5-Year Winless Drought


FedEx Cup Standings

1. Tony Finau (3,348 points)

2. Jon Rahm (2,763 points)

3. Cameron Smith (2,739 points)

4. Patrick Cantlay (2,302 points)

5. Justin Thomas (2,218 points)

Full FedEx Cup Standings


Next Event: BMW Championship (Thurs. Aug. 26)


Additional Storylines

PGA: The First Look: BMW Championship

Golf Digest: How Tony Finau Blocked Out the Haters & Slayed a Tired Narrative

Golf Channel: After Close Call After Close Call, Tony Finau Proves He Can Close


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