Tony Finau Celebrated His $1.4 Million Mexico Open Win in the Most Humble Way Possible
Over the weekend, Tony Finau fended off World No. 1 Jon Rahm to win the 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta by three strokes. The victory marked Finau’s sixth of his PGA Tour career and the fourth in his last 18 starts.
You might assume Finau celebrated his Mexico Open win — and the $1.4 million check that came with it — with some local food and drinks in downtown Puerto Vallarta, but that’s not how he rolls. Instead, the devoted family man took his sons to a local par-3 course and caddied for them.
If you didn’t already love Tony Finau, you should now.
Tony Finau wins sixth PGA Tour title and $1.4 million at the Mexico Open
Tony Finau is back in the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour.
The 33-year-old dusted the field at the Mexico Open at Vidanta and held off Jon Rahm in the final round to win by three shots at 24 under par. He fired a bogey-free round of 5-under 66 on Sunday to close the deal.
Finau, who was long-criticized for not turning his impressive play into wins, has now won six times on the PGA Tour. He’s recorded four victories in his last 18 starts dating back to the 3M Open in July, which is tied with Rahm for the most wins on Tour over that span.
In 13 starts this season, Finau has won twice and has racked up more than $5 million in on-course earnings. Only, he doesn’t care about any of that. All Finau wants is to be the best husband and father he can be, and he proved just that after his victory at the Mexico Open at Vidanta.
Tony Finau celebrated his Mexico Open win in the most humble way possible
Finau added $1.4 million to his bank account for winning the Mexico Open over the weekend. He could’ve taken those winnings and enjoyed a celebratory night in Puerto Vallarta highlighted by top-shelf tequila.
But he didn’t.
Instead, according to PGATour.com, Finau took two of his five children to the local par-3 course called The Lakes Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. The father of the year nominee didn’t just walk a few holes with his two sons, though. He even carried their bags and acted as their caddie along the way.
This just shows what kind of man Finau is and always has been. There’s nothing in this world that he loves more than his wife, Alayna, and their five children — not even golf. He would quit the PGA Tour on the spot if you made him choose between his professional life and his family life.
How can you not root for this guy?