Tony Finau continues his second straight PGA Tour victory with a final round showdown against Taylor Pendrith
Tony Finau was in prime position to claim his second tour title in just over a week after shooting a third-round 65 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic to advance four shots.
The American, who came back five behind on Sunday to win the 3M Open and set the tournament record for the biggest final-round comeback in Minneapolis, was tied with playing partner Taylor Pendrith of Canada at 21 under. before the last day in Detroit.
“Taylor is playing good golf,” Finau said after play ended Saturday.
“I can’t say we’ve strayed from the guys, it’s the type of golf course where someone can shoot 8, 9, 10 under, but if we have a good round tomorrow it might be a two-man race and I can’t wait to take on the challenge again.
Cameron Young also hit a 65 to finish at 17 under, followed by a shot by Germany’s Stephan Jager, with FedEx champion and world number four Patrick Cantlay – the highest-ranked player – six off the pace.
England’s Matt Wallace and Danny Willett both fired 69s to be 11 and 12 strokes behind the leaders respectively, fellow countryman Callum Tarren was seven under with Scotsman Russell Knox another shot back followed by the former world no. Two-penny Luke Donald.