Tony Finau goes through warmup after being cleared to play in the Masters

Tony Finau goes through warmup after being cleared to play in the Masters

Tony Finau was on the driving vary, hitting full photographs somewhat greater than an hour earlier than his tee time within the Masters.

The Lehi resident is scheduled to tee off at 10:43 a.m. MDT in his first official spherical at Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership, enjoying with Bernhard Langer and Yuta Ikeda.

Finau sometimes flexed his foot between photographs and had conversations together with his coach, Boyd Summerhays, however gave the impression to be swinging with out discomfort.

Finau dislocated his ankle Wednesday afternoon after operating and backpedaling down the green to have a good time his hole-in-one on No. 7 of the annual Par three Contest. He popped the bone again into place and completed the spherical, then had X-rays that night and an MRI early Thursday.

His story turned nationwide information, because of the uncommon circumstances of the harm and the video of his celebration. Finau was desperate to play within the occasion, saying the chance to have his spouse, Alayna, and 4 kids (of ages 6 and youthful) act as caddies was “an expertise I’ve thought quite a bit about, ever since I had youngsters.”

In a Masters custom, Finau will obtain a crystal vase for his hole-in-one within the Par three Contest.

Sandy resident Mike Weir teed off early Thursday in his 19th Masters look. Weir is 5 over par by means of 11 holes.

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