Tony Finau Is Part-Time Golfer, Full-Time Father

Tony Finau’s work was not through after his three-shot victory over Jon Rahm in the Mexico Open. A few hours later, he was on the par-3 course under the lights at Vallarta Vidanta playing golf with two of his five children.

Sharon Shin, a PGA Tour tournament administration manager, happened to catch a short video of Finau.

“I’m a part-time golfer, full-time father,” Finau said Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

This was not a one-time occasion. Finau also played with his family and friends at the Bay Course at Kapalua while competing in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. It reminds him of how he fell in love with golf playing in the evening with his father and brother.

“Hopefully my boys are enjoying it like I was when I was a kid, just being with my dad and my brother,” Finau said. “It’s just special to be with them no matter what. If I would have finished second I would have been with them still. My boys were counting on me and that’s something that I take pride in just as a father.”

And, yes, they kept score. Nothing is given in the Finau family.

“Man, I cleaned house last week,” Finau said with a smile. “I beat up on my boy fortunately all week on the par 3 and then was able to take the trophy at the Mexico Open. It was a good all-around week in golf for me.”