Simplify Your Swing to Win Like Tony Finau
Tony Finau of the United States plays a shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the Cadence Bank Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course on November 13, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
What did you see in Tony’s swing?
- On the takeaway, follow Finau’s lead. Keep that clubhead outside of your hands. Many times, amateurs will flip that clubhead back around them. Watch your first few feet going backwards. Make sure that clubhead looks like it is farther away from you than your hands as you look backward.
- At the top of your backswing, get that shaft to go through your trail shoulder. Some critics feel as if Tony’s swing is flat. Watch it again, he uses his height and body structure appropriately. Get the shaft going up and around you. Create Tony’s look in the mirror.
- Coming down, let the clubhead fall behind your hands. This simple move is the key to all great golfers. Where most of you pull down in transition on the handle, the best allow that club to fall. It feels strange at first, but once you’re used to it… it’s go time!
- Finally, follow through like Finau. Look at his extension toward the target all while keeping his spine stable and not standing up through impact.