Tony Finau has an excellent record in the Majors and this year's venues suit him

The big-hitting American has made the top 10 in seven of his last 11 Majors and will be looking to add to that record in 2021 with a first win the ultimate goal

After another near miss, this time at the Genesis Invitational, there will be plenty still doubting Tony Finau's ability to get it done.

As the song goes, 'When Will Tony Finau Win Again?'

But while the Utah native remains without a PGA TOUR win since his sole success in 2016, there's no denying that he's turned himself into one of the most high-class performers in the Majors in recent years.

So rather than dwell on what he hasn't done, let's celebrate his achievements so far in golf's biggest events.

Here, Planet Sport Golf looks at Finau's Majors record and examines his hopes at this year's venues - Augusta National, Kiawah Island, Torrey Pines and Royal St. George's.

The Masters - Augusta National

Finau's best odds: 33/1 at bet365

Record at The Masters

2018: T10

2019: T5

2020: T38

Finau has taken to Augusta National like a duck to water. A haven for big hitters with a delicate touch, he's already managed a fifth and a 10th in three appearances.

Finau has had plenty to smile about at Augusta National
Finau has had plenty to smile about at Augusta National

His high finish on debut was particularly remarkable after he badly twisted his ankle whilst celebrating a hole-in-one at the Par 3 Contest.

Finau simply popped it back in, took a few painkillers and fired rounds of 68-74-73-66 to finish in the top 10.

A third-round 64 put him the final group on Sunday a year later and, although having to settle for tied fifth, he did at least get a front-row seat on how to win a major after playing alongside eventual winner Tiger Woods.

He didn't fare so well in November's 2020 Masters but Finau looks set to be a challenger at Augusta National for years to come.

PGA Championship - Kiawah Island

Finau's best odds: 40/1 Paddy Power

Record at the PGA Championship

2015: T10 (Whistling Straits, South Carolina)

2016: MC (Baltusrol, New Jersey)

2017: T44 (Quail Hollow, North Carolina)

2018: T42 (Bellerive, Missouri)

2019: T64 (Bethpage State Park, New York)

2020: T4 (Harding Park, California)

Finau's first top 10 in a Major came on his PGA Championship debut at Whistling Straits in 2015.

A 66 in round two hoisted him up to fourth at halfway and he battled away to stay inside the top 10 with rounds of 69-71.

After making his next three cuts, Finau produced his best PGA finish so far with a top four at Harding Park.

On that occasion, he showed he could finish fast, concluding with rounds of 67-66 to finish just three back from winner Collin Morikawa.

Give his record of playing exceptional golf by the coast, Finau should relish this year's venue, Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

US Open - Torrey Pines

Finau's best odds: 40/1 Paddy Power

Record at the US Open

2015: T14 Chambers Bay, Washington)

2016: MC (Oakmont, Pennsylvania)

2018: 5 (Shinnecock, New York)

2019: MC (Pebble Beach, California)

2020: T8 (Winged Foot, New York)

The 2015 US Open was Finau's first ever Major and he set the tone for what was to come with an impressive top 15.

It threatened to be even better after a 69-68 start took him into the top five at halfway.

The 2018 US Open at Shinnecock was another big stepping stone to what he hopes will be a first Major title soon.

A stunning 66 in round three made him one of four co-leaders after 54 holes but a Sunday 72 wasn't good enough to get it done. A poor start proved costly and he ended four back from Brooks Koepka.

He produced another top 10 at Winged Foot in 2020, jumping from 21st to T8 via a battling final-round 71 when the whole field struggled.

Record at Torrey Pines in the Farmers Insurance Open

2015: 24

2016: 18

2017: 4

2018: 6

2019: 13

2020: 6

2021: 2

This year's US Open being held at Torrey Pines is great news for Finau.

He's been a regular on the leaderboard at the Farmers Insurance Open held there, never finishing outside the top 25 in seven appearances, cracking the top six in four of the last five years and finishing runner-up in early 2021.

"The golf course is one that favours guys that hit it with some length, hit it with some height, you're able to put some short irons in guys' hands, so I played it well," he said earlier this year after finishing second to Patrick Reed.

Open Championship - Royal St. George's

Finau's best odds: 50/1 Paddy Power

Record at the Open Championship

2016: T18 (Royal Troon, Scotland)

2017: T27 (Royal Birkdale, England)

2018: T9 (Carnoustie, Scotland)

2019: 3 (Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland)

2020: No tournament

To prove that Finau is a realistic contender for each of the four Majors, he's got an excellent record in the Open Championship too.

In fact, his average finishing position in the one Major held outside his homeland is better than the other three.

Fast starts have paved the way for Finau's good finishes and in three of his four Opens he's been inside the top four after 18 holes.

He started out with 67s at both Royal Troon and Carnoustie while opening with 68 at Royal Portrush.

Finau in action Royal Portrush
Finau in action Royal Portrush

While no-one was going to reel in Shane Lowry at Portrush, Finau held firm with a 71 to finish as the highest-placed American.

Overall his record in the Majors shows 15 cuts out of 18, with four top fives and eight top 10s.

And he's getting better. In the last three seasons, he's teed it up in 11 Majors and made the top 10 in seven of them.

Finau loves the challenge of golf's ultimate events. And just maybe, when he does break his win drought, it will come in a Major.

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