Jump to content

In all seriousness, is it time for Tony Finau to give up the Piretti?


stormin70
 Share

Recommended Posts

He’s a fantastic player and someone to be admired but I’m sure he’s very disappointed at this point where checks aren’t the goal. Issues are apparent:

 

1) lacking killer instinct and passively relies on physical ability (ie. not a mental heavyweight on the course)

2) when under pressure he flinches or decelerates on putts, kiss of death

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Strokes Gained Putting - 2.711 yesterday and 3.042 for the week placing him 18th on the Board...and he needs to change putter?!

  • Like 1

Titleist TS3 8.5 Even Flow White T1100 6.0
Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black 
Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
Titleist T100 4-PW 6.0 Project X LZ
Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08
Titlesist Vokey SM7 56.12 & 60.04
Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
ProV1x 2021

 

www.youtube.com/oneillgolf

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 minutes ago, Ferguson said:

 

 

 

 

image.png.83b8e534ba2c22a83ead1457a8ebc51a.png

 

 

 

 

 

Ha, poor Tony, if he doesn't get a W soon, you could see Nike pulling the plug. Although until he starts winning, his most famous moment will remain going over his ankle during the Par 3.

  • Like 2

Titleist TS3 8.5 Even Flow White T1100 6.0
Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black 
Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
Titleist T100 4-PW 6.0 Project X LZ
Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08
Titlesist Vokey SM7 56.12 & 60.04
Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
ProV1x 2021

 

www.youtube.com/oneillgolf

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Hawkeye77 said:

I can still see it! He played well.  

 

I still remember my reaction when it happened. It still amazes me that after that, he was able to play and finish pretty well for the week if I recall it anyway. 

  • Like 1

Titleist TS3 8.5 Even Flow White T1100 6.0
Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black 
Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
Titleist T100 4-PW 6.0 Project X LZ
Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08
Titlesist Vokey SM7 56.12 & 60.04
Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
ProV1x 2021

 

www.youtube.com/oneillgolf

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’m definitely in the minority in that I don’t really think there is any issue with Finau’s ability to close.  He has made some mistakes under pressure but has also played well enough to win on several occasions and it just didn’t work out.  If he keeps playing the way he is playing it will start to happen for him.  While he might not be a killer on Sundays, he also is not that bad...

while you could say that he caught a good break with Homa missing on 18, he caught an equally bad break when Homa got up and down on the first playoff hole.  And it isn’t like he missed a gimme or anything.

to answer the question, the putter is almost certainly not the issue, even if putting is clearly a weak part of Tony’s game.  The guy is welding stuff together in his garage and putting it into play, I seriously doubt he is not checking out other putters to see if they may help him...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To say there’s not a problem here with Finau and winning is equal to saying he should switch putters. 
 

Tony, we’d all love to play golf like you do. But we hear you, and feel your runner’s-up pain. Whatever was going on inside you on 16, 17, and 18 tee.. Use the Force, Tony. Stay with the putter. Stay the course. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Seems like a confidence thing.  I mean that putt on 10 was kinda weak in all honesty in the playoffs.  I know those guys are so good, but I just can't get behind a need to make putt and dying it that hard at the hole.  Sure could have been way more downhill than I could see and it was more of a cautionary putt than trying to drive it in.

 

Of course these guys are amazing and he's literally one putt away and has been a lot of times so he's hella good, obviously.  The putt on 10 just really felt more like a "if it goes in cool, if not I don't want to have to think on the 2nd putt" like he was almost hoping for Homa to make a mistake and lose it than go win it.  I don't know, just kinda how it felt watching in on TV.  

G425 LST 9* - F6 Baffler 17.5* - 9031 20* - i500 5-W (5i 2* strong, 6i 1* strong) - Glide 3.0 54*/58* - Hitoe 62* - F22
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, wobbles said:

 Issues are apparent:

 

1) lacking killer instinct and passively relies on physical ability (ie. not a mental heavyweight on the course)

 

 

This  is funny. :classic_biggrin:

Want more posters to read and reply ? "[EMBRACE] THE LINE BREAK"

 

Callaway Epic Flash SZ Hzrdus Yellow HC 6.0 Stiff

Ping G400 hybrids 17*, 19*, 70 gr Stock Stiff

Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300

Ping Glide Forged, 48, 52, 60, DGS300

Cally PM Grind 56 KBS Tour 115

Odyssey V-Line (Today)

Titleist ProV1 (Yellow)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's not just his putter.  Did the putter snap hook the iron in to the bunker?  Did the putter chunk the approach to #18.  From the outside it looks like he has adrenaline issues under pressure.  The only way to overcome them (short of beta blockers) is to win.  It'll happen.  Finau is 31.   Most wins on tour are by players from 30-40 years old. 47% of wins since 2010 to be exact..  He has 10+ good years where he can get over the hump. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My guess is the OP is the type of golfer who switches putters after missing one he needs to make......Homa missed a 3 footer on 18 for the win, should he switch putters as well?  

Ping G400
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood

Ping G410 5 hybrid
Ping G irons
Vokey 50,54,58
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer, Ecco, Bushnell, Club Glove
ProV1x-mostly
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Past time.  At least to another shape. Something.  Armlock or left handed. Something. 

Epic Speed triple diamond 8.7 TB70 TX

Titleist 915 FD 13.5 Rombax P95x 

TM sim max 18 Aldila rogue proto 85TX 

Titleist T100 4-gap MMT 125 TX 

Edel  SMS 54 58 MMT 125 TX ( testing ) 

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I liked Tony Finau since his Big Break days.   I do NOT believe his equipment is holding him back.  It's his mind-set and mechanics that get him into trouble when he must instinctively rely on them. 

  • Titleist TS2 @10.25', Ventus 5 Series S
  • Titleist TS2 @16', Ventus 6 Series S
  • Titleist 718 T-MB 2i - Tensei AV White S
  • Titleist 620 Series 3-4i Tensei AV White S
  • Titleist 620 Series 5-PW - MMT 125S
  • SM6 F-52/8 - MMT 125S
  • SM6 M-58/8 - MMT 125S
  • SC CA Monterey
  • DASH-ProV1x & AVX
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I look at it the other way.

 

I'm excited to see a player with his already huge earning power want to win so badly that he gets juiced at the possibility and lets the nerves creep in.

 

I'd be offended if he DIDN'T care and was happy walking away with second-place money. 

 

He's run second three events in a row. He'll get it done. 

  • Like 1

Callaway Big Bertha 21 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 3+

Callaway Rogue 4 wood

Srixon ZU85 4/23

Srixon Z565 w/ Matrix Ozik F15 shafts 5-PW

Srixon Z785 AW

Cleveland RTX4 54* and 58*

Cleveland Huntington Beach #11S

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 Fortinet Championship - Discussion and Links
      Please put and questions or comments here
       
       
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #7
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #8
       
       
      New Ping putter - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      New Bettinardi putters & Cover - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Ping Putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Cameron putter and new ball marker - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
      Sneds - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Peter Uihlein - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Charles Howell, III - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Scott Piercy - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Brandan Steele - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Mito Pereira - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Kevin Tway - WITB -2021 Fortinet Championship
      Joseph Bramlett - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
       
      • 14 replies
    • 2021 Tour Championship - Discussion and Comments
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Tour Championship
      LA Golf putter shafts - 2021 Tour Championship
       
       
       
      • 25 replies
    • 2021 BMW Championship - Discussion and Links
      Put any questions of comments here
       
       
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #7
       
       
      Cameron T-11 & T-11.5 putters at 2021 BMW Championship
      Mizuno Pro FliHi and 225 irons - 2021 BMW CHampionship
       
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • 2021 Ping i59 irons & Glide Forged wedges in hand comparison pics!!!
      In hand pics of the new 2021 Ping i59 irons and Glide Forged wedges...
       

       
      Ping i59 7 iron
       

       
       
      Ping i59 PW
       

       
      Ping i59 Comparison Photos

       

       

       

       
       
       
       
      PING Glide Forged Wedges

       
      Ping Glide Eye Toe Wedge
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 97 replies
    • 2021 The Northern Trust - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #1
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #2
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #3
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #4
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #5
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #6
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #7
       
       
      New Cameron for JT - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Cameron putters for Garrick Higgo - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Odyssey putter covers - 2021 The Northern Trust
       
       
      • 6 replies

×
×
  • Create New...