U.S. Open 2018: How Tony Finau cost himself $200K at No. 18 on Sunday

Tony Finau
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A bogey here, a double-bogey there and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

In fact, Tony Finau’s double-bogey Sunday on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open cost him more than $200,000.

Here’s how: Finau, 28, started the 18th hole Sunday at Shinnecock Hills tied for third with Dustin Johnson. That tie would’ve meant Finau and Johnson would split the third- and fourth-place money, each getting some $691,000. Instead, Finau found trouble off the tee, carded a bruising 6 on the par-4 and fell to fifth place alone.

Fifth-place payout (per GolfDigest.com): $474,659.

Finau’s only PGA Tour win came at the 2016 Puerto Rican Open, where he pocketed $540,000.

Still, Sunday’s finish marked his first top-five finish in a major, and that’s priceless, right? Right?

2018 U.S. Open player-by-player payout:

Place: Golfer Earnings
Win: Brooks Koepka $2,160,000
2. Tommy Fleetwood $1,296,000
3: Dustin Johnson $812,927
4: Patrick Reed $569,884
5: Tony Finau $474,659
T-6: Xander Schauffele $361,923
T-6: Tyrrell Hatton $361,923
T-6: Henrik Stenson $361,923
T-6: Daniel Berger $361,923
T-10: Webb Simpson $270,151
T-10: Justin Rose $270,151
T-12: Russell Knox $221,825
T-12: Matthew Fitzpatrick $221,825
T-12: Zach Johnson $221,825
15: Kiradech Aphibarnrat $190,328
T-16: Hideki Matsuyama $163,435
T-16: Louis Oosthuizen $163,435
T-16: Haotong Li $163,435
T-16: Paul Casey $163,435
T-20: Rickie Fowler $122,387
T-20: Steve Stricker $122,387

T-20: Charley Hoffman $122,387
T-20: Dylan Meyer $122,387
T-20: Brian Gay $122,387
T-25: Jason Dufner $79,200
T-25: Aaron Baddeley $79,200
T-25: Matthieu Pavon $79,200

T-25: Alex Noren $79,200
T-25: Charles Howell $79,200
T-25: Russell Henley $79,200
T-25: Francesco Molinari $79,200
T-25: Justin Thomas $79,200
T-25: Bryson DeChambeau $79,200
T-25: Ian Poulter $79,200
T-25: Branden Grace $79,200
T-36: Brian Harman $54,054
T-36: Bill Haas $54,054
T-36: Pat Perez $54,054
T-36: Rafa Cabrera Bello $54,054
T-36: Gary Woodland $54,054
T-41: Patrick Rodgers $43,028
T-41: Sam Burns $43,028
T-41: Jhonattan Vegas $43,028
T-41: Ryan Fox $43,028
T-45: Patrick Cantlay $34,716
T-45: Marc Leishman $34,716
T-45: Scott Piercy $34,716
T-48: Phil Mickelson $27,952
T-48: Ross Fisher $27,952
T-48: Tim Wilkinson $27,952
T-48: Peter Uihlein $27,952
T-48: (a) Luis Gagne $0
T-48: (a) Matt Parziale $0
T-48: Brandt Snedeker $27,952
T-48: Jim Furyk $27,952
T-56: Tyler Duncan $25,426
T-56: Mickey DeMorat $25,426
T-56: Jimmy Walker $25,426
T-56: Dean Burmester $25,426
T-56: Chris Naegel $25,426
61: Calum Hill $24,692
62: Andrew Johnston $24,448
63: Brendan Steele $24,203
64: Cameron Wilson $23,959
65: Kevin Chappell $23,714
66: (a) Will Grimmer $0
67: Byeong Hun An $23,470