After Tropical Storm Henri delayed the conclusion of the tournament, Tony Finau pulled ahead in the first playoff hole of the tournament.
Tony Finau won the second victory of his PGA TOUR career at THE NORTHERN TRUST on Monday evening, after more than five years and 142 tournaments without winning. He edged Cameron Smith on the first playoff hole to win the tournament, after the final pair went to the playoff tied at 20-under after 72. Smith sliced his tee shot out of bounds, ending his chances at a win.
Finau vaulted himself into contention Monday with a sizzling 30 on his back nine, which included a birdie-eagle-birdie stretch on holes 12-14.
"It took just about everything I had," Finau told CBS while standing on the 18th green. "We got to 10, and I knew I had to get to 20-under. My caddie said, 'let's turn in the best nine holes we've had all week.'
- Tony Finau’s prior PGA TOUR victory was at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open.
- Finau shot 20-under-par 264, including a tournament-best round of 6-under 65.
- Finau has recorded eight runner-ups and 39 top-10s.
THE NORTHERN TRUST was the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
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