Tony Finau might be the biggest conundrum in all of professional sports, and that was on display again on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational, where he lost to Max Homa in a playoff after firing a final round 64.
One one hand, Finau shot a 64 on a day when nobody else cracked 66 and played maybe the round of the week in a field that was absolutely loaded. On the other hand, he needed to get up and down from a fairly straightforward spot on a playoff hole that was playing well under par on the day, and he could not do it. Even with his competitor needing to bend his club around a tree his ball was up against, Finau tied that playoff hole and lost the next to finish solo second at Riviera.
How you balance those two realities says a lot about how you view Finau in general.
On the First Cut Podcast on Sunday evening,…