Tony Finau is a true gentleman in the golfing world.
Most professional golfers have hit a spectator at least once in their career. What the fans don’t realize is that the professionals are not perfect and when you’re standing on the fringe of the fairway you may have to duck from on oncoming fore. Sometimes you just can’t get out of the way fast enough!
Elisa was one of those unfortunate spectators who got hit with a golf ball by none other than Tony Finau. As you can see from her Instagram post it looked like a pretty bad bonk on the head that caused her to bleed and need stitches. Makes sense since Finau’s drives are some of the longest and most powerful on Tour.
This is Tony Finau. Yesterday at the Colonial golf tournament, his golf ball bounced off my head and went back into play ?. Luckily I am ok and all I needed was a few stitches. In a very stand up gesture, he showed up at my door step with flowers, chocolates, a get well soon card, and he stayed and talked with us for a bit. @tonyfinaugolf I wish you the best of luck in the tour going forward! -Signed, your new favorite fan, Elisa #iforgiveyou #prettyawesomestory #FOOOOREE #ouch #classact
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Most professionals give the person they hit a signed golf ball or a pat on the back and an apology, but not Finau. He showed up at her door step and gave her chocolate and flowers, as if he were taking her to prom! This guy gets to know his victims and that’s a pretty stand up thing to do.
What is with all of these young golfers being ridiculously good people? The sport is really living up to it’s reputation. A true gentleman’s game.