Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Wyke/AP/Shutterstock (13618429aj) Tony Finau acknowledges the gallery after sinking his last putt of the day on the ninth green, putting him at 5 under during the first round of the Houston Open golf tournament, in Houston Open Golf, Houston, United States – 10 Nov 2022
The story of the Cadence Bank Houston Open did not change a whole lot as the weekend went along, with Tony Finau’s dominance a constant factor en route to his fourth career PGA win. Finau finished the weekend at 16 under par, finishing under par all four days to keep a safe distance between himself and the field. Tyson Alexander finished in second place four strokes back, followed by Ben Taylor, Trey Mullinax, and Alex Smalley. Finau took home just over $1.5 million with the win and moves into a tie for seventh on the FedEx Cup leaderboard.
Second-ranked golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler, managed to finish tied for ninth, alongside former major winners Gary Woodland and Justin Rose, while Jason Day finished tied for 16th. Mackenzie Hughes, who finished tied for 16th alongside Day, projects to move into third place on the FedEx Cup leaderboard. The event was a resounding success for the newly renovated Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston and showcased one of the world’s best golfers, Tony Finau, playing at a high level.