A young golfer, Salote Alexis Vakasiuola (16) has won Tonga’s first gold medal at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 25 November, where she demonstrated remarkable determination in the women’s golfing event, finishing with a 10 point margin ahead of her nearest rival.
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Monday 27 November 2023
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Thursday 9 September 2021
New York Times reporting: Six golfers were named on Wednesday Sept. 8 to round out the 12-man American team that will compete in the latest Ryder Cup match against a team of European golfers to be played Sept. 24 to 26 at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. The U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Steve Stricker, selected as his choices Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler.
Thursday 26 August 2021
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Professional golfer, Tony Finau, who is of Tongan heritage, won the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open on Monday, 23 August, surpassing world no.1 Jon Rahm who was leading on Saturday, and beating Cameron Smith in a playoff in Jersey City, New Jersey. The win is Tony’s first since he took out the 2016 Puerto Rico Open, and he now leads after the first of three events in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Tuesday 4 February 2020
United States, Scottsdale, Arizona
Tony Finau’s goal for 2020 was to finally return to the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour. It’s been four years since his first and only title, at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open, but odds were good that he would finally win again this season. The goal still remains elusive.
Wednesday 15 January 2020
La Quinta, California
The last time Tony Finau won on the PGA Tour was in 2016 when he defeated 70 professional golfers to win the 2016 Puerto Rico Open. That historic victory made Tony the first Polynesian and Tongan to win on the PGA Tour. Since then, the 30-year-old, is determined to win his second. Tony is in La Quinta to participate in The American Express – his second PGA Tour event of the year, set to begin tomorrow 16 January.
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah
Five-thousand elementary students in the state of Utah in the United States were given winter garments by the Tony Finau Foundation – a charity founded by Tony Finau in 2015.
Friday 29 November 2019
Meet golf’s next superstar, whose journey to professional golf followed an unusual route. The inspiring story of Tony Finau - a talented kid of Samoan and Tongan heritage who won the respect of veteran pros. By Chris Cox, Senior Communications Manager for the PGA Tour.
Friday 8 November 2019
U.S. Tongan golfer Tony Finau will join a team of four American golfers led by the legendary Tiger Woods at the 13th President’s Cup this December in Melbourne, Australia. Tiger Woods was given the privilege of handpicking the American team, selecting Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland and himself.
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
Pro golfer Tony Finau showed off his dancing skills with an impressive Kailao at a charity luau yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 28-year-old former professional fire dancer was entertaining guests at the event, organized for his own ‘Tony Finau Foundation’, a charity that helps underprivileged children. Finau tweeted that the dance was also celebration of his recent selection to Team USA in the prestigious Ryder Cup.
Monday 27 March 2017
The clearing process of an area to construct an 18-holes new Popua Golf course is currently underway for the 2019 Pacific Games.
Tuesday 12 July 2016
Viliami Lea’aetoa is the winner of this year’s TCC Open Golf Championship event after a thrilling finish when he edged out Digicel’s Ronan McGrane by 2 shots last Saturday.
Tuesday 31 May 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Pro-golfer Tony Finau turned up to the front door of a young lady’s house in Texas last week offering flowers, chocolate, a get-well card and his apologies for accidently hitting her on the head with one of his golf balls.
Tuesday 19 January 2016
Tony Finau has made history as the first professional golf player of Tongan and Samoan descent invited to play at the Sony Open, the PGA Tour’s first full-field event for 2016 in Hawaii on 15 January. Photos: Dan K Aiono Sataraka.
Thursday 5 November 2015
The 18th OE Toshiba Golf Tournament to be held this Saturday (November 7) at the Manamo’ui Golf Course is expected to attract teams of golfers competing for prizes offered by Office Equipment Ltd.