AUGUSTA, GA. – Tony Finau was famous for celebrating an ace at last year's Normal 3 tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. He was likewise dislocated at the ankle. After the third round of Saturday, Finau will be remembered for something else.
He tied the all-time record with a total of under 30 and nine before becoming the first player to reach the under-9 level in the 83rd Masters.
Finau, 27, missed a 10-foot putt on the 9th hole to break the record. He joined five other players who shot 30 on the front; Gary Woodland (2014), Phil Mickelson (2009), K.J. Choi (2004), Greg Norman (1988) and Johnny Miller (1975).
Finau nine before was almost even better. He made short putts of birds on numbers 2 and 3, and a put-in for the eagle on what was almost an albatross on the eighth of the normal.