Has Tony Finau made a HUGE CHANGE to his game for the new PGA Tour season?

Tony Finau posted a swing video on Instagram yesterday which got some golf fans talking about a potential change in his powerful motion...

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Wed, 4 Jan 2023
Has Tony Finau made a HUGE CHANGE to his game for the new PGA Tour season?

From the end of July until November, Tony Finau arguably played the best golf of his career and notched up three wins on the PGA Tour, taking his total tally to five.

The big-hitting American won the 3M Open and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in back-to-back weeks and finished in the top 10 at the season-ending Tour Championship in Georgia.

Finau contributed three points for Team USA at the Presidents Cup and two months later, he kicked off the new season in style by winning the Cadence Bank Houston Open.

He broke back into the top 12 in the world rankings for the first time since December 2021. He may well have won the RSM Classic too if he hadn't withdrawn through injury.

What do they say? If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Well, it seems Finau could be trying something new with his swing as per a video he posted on Instagram yesterday.

As you can see in the footage above, his swing seemed out-to-in and intended to hit a fade. The motion looked distinctly different to his regular, swift swing of power, but his coach Boyd Summerhays seemed happy enough in the comments.

"On the lip for double eagle," Summerhays said. Despite the observations made by some golf fans in the comments, it seems Finau and Summerhays have everything on lockdown.

Summerhays is the older brother of PGA Tour player Daniel Summerhays. It is said that Finau first called him for a lesson in 2014 and they have worked together since then.

Summerhays has previously described the 33-year-old as "one of the finest athletes on the PGA Tour." Not only did he win twice last season, but he also made seven top 10s and was ranked 10th in strokes gained in total.

Many golf fans hold their breath at the thought of an in-form player making swing changes. Let's not gulp too soon and see what Finau has in store in 2023.