AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tony Finau is planned to make his Masters debut upon Thursday. Whether he tees up at Augusta National is a various story.
Throughout Wednesday’s K?rester 3 Contest , the 28-year-old suffered a gruesome injury within celebration of a hole-in-one, seemingly dislocating his ankle joint when running and jumping towards the green. Finau appeared to take it back into place and completed his track around the course, quelling reactions that he would be unable to contend in the tournament.
Unfortunately, those fears were verified by Golfing Channel’s Todd Lewis , whom reports that Finau did shift his left ankle during the drop. While X-rays came back negative, Finau is set for an MRI on Thurs morning.
Based on Lewis, if the results are positive plus swelling is under control, Finau will attempt to play.
May tough break for Finau, who is enjoying a breakout campaign. This individual leads the tour in generating distance at 321 yards plus enters the Masters ranked 8th in the FedEx Cup thanks to 2 second-place finishes this season.
Luckily for Finau, this individual won’t be (relatively) pressed for period, as he’s slotted to go from the first hole at 12: 43 p. m.
It’s the second straight year a personal injury on the eve of the Masters would have been a storyline heading into the first time. Last year, Dustin Johnson injured his back in a staircase accident over the eve of the Masters and attempted to give it a go. Johnson had won their three previous tournaments before Augusta, but the pain from the fall pushed him to withdraw on Thursday night morning.