Tony Finau takes victory, Paul Barjon 31st

Tony Finau took advantage of the collapse of Scott Piercy and the players of the last game to pick up the title of the 3M Open, his third career success. Paul Barjon finished 31st and climbed the FedEx rankings two steps from the end of the regular season.

It’s finally Tony Finau who went to pick the victory of this 3M Open 2022 with a score of -17. The 32-year-old American made the difference by lining up three birdies from 14 to 16, including a ten-meter string at 15! Caught up as often in his career by the pressure, Finau almost lost everything at the start of the par 3 of the 17th with a ball which hit the stand and miraculously stopped thirty centimeters from the water obstacle. The luck of the champion! And again at 18, the golfer from Salt Lake City swung his ball into the water at the start of this par 5. But with a final bogey, the American won with a three-stroke lead over Sungjae Im and Emiliano Grillowhich has secured a new second place since the beginning of July.

Firmly established in the world top 20, Finau was on waivers to join the American Presidents Cup team. With this third career title, the Salt Lake City golfer is guaranteed to be part of the Davis Love III team at the end of September.

Scott Piercy in distress

The big loser of the day is Scott Piercy ! The 43-year-old golfer had been leading since day one, but everything suddenly fell apart from the 8th with a terrible +7 on his last eleven holes… against a -3 for Finau at the same time. It will take time to digest in particular his triple-bogey at 14 after two shots to get out of the bunker because of a plugged ball and a direct trip from the sand to the water! With a fourth place finish, he nevertheless secured the FedEx Cup top 125 to play an additional season on the PGA Tour.

Paul Barjon still under pressure to keep his card

Two English distinguished themselves with seventh place in Danny Willett and Callum Tarren. The first non-English European is therefore Paul Barjon. The Habs easily passed the cut with a superb second lap in 67 to enter the top 20, but the adopted New Caledonian finally settled for 31st place after a more mixed weekend. As usual, Barjon attacked all day Sunday. It cost him a bogey at 18 and a triple-bogey at 14 with balls in the water, but also a nice birdie on the small par 4 of 16 hit in one at the driver. Starting in 171st place at the FedEx Cup, Barjon nibbles four small places. Still insufficient to ogle the top 125 needed to keep your card. But there are still two regular season stages left to sign a feat…


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