Tony Finau

Tony Finau Foundation donates warm garments to American students

Finau, who is of Tongan and Samoan descent, founded the charity foundation which donated official Tony Finau coats, gloves, hoodies and beanies.

The apparels are expected to keep the students warm during extremely cold weather.

Meanwhile, this year marks a positive start for Finau after he helped Team USA win the prestigious Presidents Cup that was held in Melbourne last month.

He was personally picked to join Team USA in the Presidents Cup by the legendary Tiger Woods.

Finau won his first PGA Tour title at the Puerto Rico Open in 2016.

Finau confirmed as Ryder Cup pick

Finau who is of Tongan and American Samoan heritage tied for eighth this week at the BMW Championship, which marked his third straight top-10 finish and 11th of the season.

The 28-year-old placed in the top 10 at three of this year's majors – only missing out at the US PGA Championship – but his last win on the PGA Tour came back in 2016.

Furyk announced last week that Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau would be joining his team, and Finau completes the roster.

Finau takes Masters lead

The big-hitting American dislocated his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one during the par-three contest on Wednesday, before seemingly popping it back in himself.

Having been cleared to tee off, Finau made an inauspicious start with a bogey at the first but birdies at the second, fourth, eighth, ninth and 13th holes lifted him to four under par with five holes to play.

Charley Hoffman, who was leading by four strokes after the completion of round one 12 months ago, and Adam Hadwin each bogeyed the last to finish at three under par for their round.

Finau pops ankle out of socket

Finau followed Dylan Frittelli in making an ace at the traditional par-three contest 24 hours before the start of the iconic tournament at Augusta on Wednesday.

The world number 34 celebrated wildly, running down towards the green, but rolled his left ankle badly in the process.

With his ankle in a seemingly unnatural position, a crouching Finau then appeared to pop the joint back into its socket.

Tony Finau wins Puerto Rico Open for first PGA Tour title

On Sunday, Finau won the Puerto Rico Open to morph from talented curiosity into PGA Tour winner. According to Golf Digest, Finau, 26, defeated Steve Marino on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff at Coco Beach.

"I think I'm still a little bit overwhelmed," Finau told reporters in Puerto Rico after. "It probably hasn't all sunk in."

Tony Finau, first Tongan, Samoan in PGA Sony Open, Hawaii

This is Finau’s second tour with the official organizer, PGA Tour, in its first full-field event for 2016.