The Mexico Open at Vidanta 2023 has just ended. An absolute triumph for Tony Finau: the thirty-three year old from Salt Lake City does not tremble in the face of a final day to face in the role of leader and imposes himself by a wide margin.
65-64 65 66 for him: the total of -24 brings him back to number 11 in the world ranking and guarantees him his sixth success on the PGA Tour, first of 2023 and fourth from July 2022 to today.
Tony Finau, results
Second position for Jon Rahm: the Spaniard, with his -21, ensures that he can hold the number 1 in his hand even after next week’s Wells Fargo Championship without needing to do too many calculations.
-4 today for “Rahmbo”, who basically thanks yesterday’s 61 for preceding Brandon Wu, who “balances” the eagle at 6 with a double bogey at 10. -19 total for him, at -3 for the day. The surprising Akshay Bhatia, born in 2002, arrives fourth at -18 and has already made himself known for the second place in Puerto Rico.
-18 for him, who comes off the podium, but still precedes the trio at -16 made up of Eric Cole, Austin Smotherman and the Argentine Emiliano Grillo, with the latter author of an important -6. Eighth Cameron Champ and the English Ben Taylor at -14, -13 for Patrick Rodgers, Beau Hossler, Joseph Bramlett, the Argentine Alejandro Tosti and the English Harry Hall, all tenths.
Francesco Molinari concludes with a good 24th place, always constant: 68 70 68 68 for him, which means -10. And a form that looks pretty good, especially considering the sight of the PGA Championship which is not far away.
Tony Finau won his first PGA Tour victory in 2016 at the Puerto Rico Open. Tony Finau is the final choice of captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup USA team Jim Furyk. At the beginning of 2021, in 5 weeks, Finau finished in the top 4 of the four tournaments in which he participated.
He won the Northern Trust on August 23, 2021, 1975 days after his last victory, beating Cameron Smith on the first play-off hole.