A storm surge with high winds and driving rain meant a Sunday spent staring out the hotel window for the protagonists at The Northern Trust and an unscheduled Monday finish at the beaten and sodden Liberty National Golf Club in New York.
From early on Tony Finau was creating the biggest plug marks beside the pins and when he also started to can putts from downtown it looked like a winless gap of 1,975 days could be breached. Aussie Cameron Smith with his Wild West look had other ideas though as he demonstrated a master gunslinger's touch around the greens to tie Finau after 72 holes.
The Playoff? Well it was over before it started with Smith making a carvery lunch of his drive out of bounds right to gift Finau his second PGA Tour win and a jump him to first in the FedEx Cup points race.
Jon Rahm finished third after struggling to fire in the final round and Sweden's Alex Noren was among three in a hugely creditable tie for fourth.
What's In The Bag Tony Finau
Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 deg at 7) with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX shaft.
3-wood: Ping G400 Stretch (13 deg) with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft.
Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X shaft.
Ping Blueprint (4-PW) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X shafts.
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50, 56) with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 125 X shafts, Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60T) with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125 Wedge shaft.
Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
How He Did It: Stats
Using his Ping G425 driver Finau hit 44 fairways ranking T5 in the field. He also averaged 313.4 yards, second only to Bryson (326.4 yards). That set up an excellent 58 greens in regulation with his Ping Blueprint irons, second in the field. The 31-year-old also ranked 2nd in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green with 10.807.
For the week Finau racked up one eagle and 22 birdies with his Ping PLD Anser 2 Prototype putter versus four bogeys.
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