Tony Finau incredibly hits a shot onto the green while slipping

Tony Finau

Tony Finau hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole at Winged Foot Golf Club on Friday.

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Tony Finau shot a 1-under 69 during Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club and a 3-over 73 during Friday’s second round. He’ll be playing on the weekend. Finau can, quite demonstrably, hit golf shots with two feet on the ground. 

He can hit the one-footers, too. 

Finau hit his drive 262 yards down the right side of the fairway on the 422-yard, par-4 15th hole on Thursday. His ball sat 157 yards away from the hole and slightly above Finau’s feet. Or, at the end of his swing, foot.

“Tough stance here for Tony, but probably 158 to probably the easiest hole location we’ve seen yet today,” analyst Jim “Bones” Mackay said during the NBC broadcast.  

Finau swung. Just after he began to move his club down toward impact, his right foot slipped out from behind him. At impact, the tip of his right shoe was parallel to the middle of his left shoe. He was still able to complete his swing, and he was still able to complete his follow through as he raised his right foot. 

“Go,” he said while the ball was in the air. “Go!” 

His ball landed pin high to the left and took three bounces before slowly starting to roll back toward the hole. It ended up 5 feet away.    

“Oh, he slipped there,” analyst David Feherty said during the broadcast. “His right foot just shot out behind him.”

And then, as the ball landed … 

“And, hey, do it more often,” Feherty said.

Finau would miss the par putt. On Friday, he knocked his approach even closer, to within about three feet, and made the birdie putt

He took both putts with two feet. 

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