Masters 2018: Tony Finau Discussed How He Was Once A “Verbal Commit” To BYU Golf
The Utah native sits within the Top 10 through two rounds at Augusta.
Finau explained his story to the PGA Tour and how it nearly had a stop at BYU
Tony Finau has been one of the top stories from the 2018 Masters Tournament down in Augusta. Finau suffered what appeared at the time to be a devastating ankle injury on Wednesday in the Par 3 Tournament during a celebration. His doctors cleared him to play stating there would be no further risk of injuring himself if continued to play.
Finau has played and sits within the Top 10 through two rounds of the 2018 Masters with a score of two-under-par and this coming in his first appearance at Augusta.
Finau, who hails from Salt Lake City, and prepped at West High School, spoke with the hosts of the Golf.com Podcast recently, and he mentioned in his story of how he made it to the PGA Tour, he was originally headed to BYU. Finau verbally committed to the Cougars over the likes of UNLV and a few other golf programs out west.
Here’s the interview. He discussed his rush to the PGA Tour and why he skipped going to BYU at the 9:12 mark.
Tony Finau’s dad, Kalepi, recently spoke with Ben Criddle on ESPN 960’s Cougar Sports and also discussed Tony nearly playing for BYU, and why he opted for the PGA Tour instead.