One of the longest hitters in the game, Finau broke through for his first PGA Tour win at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open in a sudden-death playoff over Steve Marino. Previously, the Utah native had won once on the Tour, claiming the 2014 Stonebrae Classic. Finau eschewed going to college by turning pro in 2007 at the age of 17. He tied for 14th in his first U.S. Open start three years ago at Chambers Bay. Finau is of Tongan and American Samoa descent, the first person of such ancestry to compete on the PGA Tour. His cousin is NBA player Jabari Parker. Finau and his younger brother, Gipper, competed together on Golf Channel's Big Break in 2009. As an amateur, he defeated fellow U.S. Open competitor Daniel Summerhays in the final match of the 2006 Utah State Amateur Championship to win the title at 16.

U.S. Open Record
2018 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club 75-72-66-72--285 +5 5
2016 Oakmont Country Club 72-75 +7 MC
2015 Chambers Bay 69-68-74-71--282 +2 T-14

Road To Shinnecock Hills