Tony Finau ready to compete after freak ankle injury at Masters

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Tony Finau (Getty Pictures)

Augusta Nationwide virtually claimed a second injury sufferer in as a few years earlier this month.

Tony Finau wrecked his ankle through the par-three contest main up to the Masters whereas backpedaling after a gap-in-one. Finau feared he’d miss the event, however finally performed and contended.

Final yr, Dustin Johnson, the world’s prime-ranked golfer, slipped down the steps of his rental house, injuring his again within the course of. He missed the event.

Finau shared pictures of his ugly, bruised ankle after the Masters and it was shocking he might stroll on it for 4 straight days. He then took two weeks off to relaxation the injury, however he is again this week at the Zurich Basic.

“We’ll see the way it feels once I get on the market and play. I haven’t been doing a variety of that, simply a variety of rehab,” Finau stated, by way of pgatour.com.

Finau has already racked up seven prime-17 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, together with a pair of runner-up finishes. Whereas he is not but ready to name his ankle healed, he believes it is wholesome sufficient to permit him to compete.

“The journey is way from over so far as coping with the foot,” Finau stated. “I handled ankle accidents earlier than, they will linger for some time; I don’t assume it’s going to be one hundred pc for some time, however I do really feel prefer it’s ready to go and play and compete.”

Beginning final yr, the Zurich Basic turned a workforce occasion. Finau might be paired with Daniel Summerhays as he seems to be to safe his second PGA Tour victory.