The 2022 Houston Open was owned by Tony Finau, going wire-to-wire to win by four strokes. At one point, he held an 8-stroke lead on a strong field. And, his 4-round total score of 264 is the lowest in tournament history. In August 2022, we tapped into Finau’s breakthrough – putting. His precision off the tee and greens in regulation was supercharged by superior putting. In Finau’s words during the post-tournament interview, “it was a clinic.”
Finau’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 Houston Open
Unchanged from his winning bag at the 2022 3M Open Classic, Finau has proven that he has dialed-in his equipment in his own way. Without chasing technology, he’s proving himself with confidence in his equipment. In particular, his putter has led him to No. 2 in strokes gained putting and No. 1 in strokes gained overall.
- Top of the Bag. Driver: Ping G425 LST 9 degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX shaft. 3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond T 14 degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX shaft.
- Irons. Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 Hybrid X shaft. Ping Blueprint 4-iron through PW with the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX shafts.
- Wedges. Ping Glide 4.0 50 and 56 degrees with the Nippon N.S. Pro WV 125S Tour Only shafts. And, a Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto 60 degree with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 125 Wedge S shaft.
- Putter. Ping PLD Prototype
In addition to mastering reading the green, Finau has mastered 5 other important putting tips. Putter setup, alignment, squaring the face, optimal loft and lie, and consistent path has led him to No. 2 in strokes gained putting and No. 1 in strokes gained overall. With these results, expect Finau to add more wins to his 2022-23 PGA Tour season. When is the best time to master putting and ensure you have an optimal putter? Now.