29 Aug '15, 12am

Finau humbled by success on TOUR

Finau humbled by success on TOUR

EDISON, N.J. -- Tony Finau's path to the PGA TOUR was not the most traditional. He grew up in relative poverty in a Salt Lake City neighborhood where gangs battled for supremacy, hoping to attract lost souls. But Finau's father was equally intent on giving his son an alternative, so he taught Tony and his brother Gipper how to play golf at a nearby par-3 course. Turns out, they both loved the game. And Tony excelled early. Very early. When Finau was 17 in 2007, before he even graduated from high school, he turned pro. He soon found himself one of 12 players vying for a $2 million payday at the Ultimate Game, and the $150,000 he won in that match play competition gave Finau enough to repay his stakeholders and still have a six-figure nest egg to jump start his career. Even so, life on the mini-tours wasn't easy. Not even with an occasional start on the PGA TOUR sprinkled in...

Full article: http://www.pgatour.com/news/2015/08/28/tony-finau-the-bar...

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