Professional Athlete of the Year
Currently ranked 24th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Tony Finau has solidified himself as one of the top professional golfers in the world, and has become one of the most popular players in the game.
Tony broke through for his second PGA TOUR victory at the 2021 NORTHERN TRUST after a thrilling playoff. The win followed three 2nd place finishes earlier that season, at the Farmers Insurance Open, Saudi International, and Genesis Invitational. His 2019-20 PGA TOUR season was highlighted by a T4 finish at the PGA Championship, and a 2nd place finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. During the 2018-19 season, Tony recorded a T5 finish at the 2019 Masters Tournament, where he played in the final group with eventual champion, Tiger Woods.
He has consistently played his best on golf’s biggest stages, evidenced by his stellar performance for Team USA during both the 2020 Ryder Cup and 2019 Presidents Cup. In addition, he took the nation by storm when he finished T-10 at the 2018 Masters despite dislocating his ankle just hours before competition. In 2016, his year was highlighted by his first PGA TOUR victory at the Puerto Rico Open, winning the event in a playoff. A native of Salt Lake City, UT, Tony is the first golfer of Tongan/American Samoan descent to hold a PGA TOUR card.