TONY FINAU WINS THE 2022 CADENCE BANK HOUSTON OPEN
NOVEMBER 13, 2022
HOUSTON, TX – Tony Finau was crowned the winner of the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open today, taking a lead after round one and never looking back, winning by four strokes as he shot 16-under 264 to cruise to his fifth PGA TOUR victory and first in Houston. 2022 represents the fourth year the Astros Golf Foundation has hosted this premier PGA TOUR event and third at its permanent home, Memorial Park Golf Course in the heart of Houston.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finau closed the final round with a 1-under 69 to win the Cadence Bank Houston Open by 4 strokes, as he became the first 18-hole leader/co-leader to win on the PGA TOUR since he achieved the feat at the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic in July. After tying for the lead after round one with a 5-under 65, he really took control after round two, matching his career-low score on the PGA TOUR of 62. After round three on Saturday, Finau led the tournament by four strokes at 15-under, matching the 54- hole tournament record of 195. On Sunday in round four, Finau saw his four-shot lead balloon to eight shots on the back nine, before finishing with a four-stroke lead at 16-under 264 (65-62-68-69), a Houston Open tournament record.
Finau, who resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, was presented with the Cadence Bank Houston Open trophy on the 18th green by Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, his wife, Whitney, and Dan Rollins, CEO and Chairman of the 2022 title sponsor, Cadence Bank.
“First, I’d like to congratulate Tony on his victory today,” Crane said. He put on an amazing record-setting performance and has been incredible to watch all week long. Secondly, I want to thank all of the golfers who came to compete this week. We will continue to make this a premier tournament for all golfers to enjoy and compete in.”
“Finally, I want to thank the Houston community and our great fans who came out to support the golfers and this tour- nament. We are incredibly grateful to our fans, our sponsors, and our community partners for their support. Our ability to continue to give back to this community is truly thanks to everyone’s consistent and continued support.”
“Congratulations to Tony Finau, our 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open Champion.” Giles Kibbe, President of the Astros Golf Foundation said. “Thank you to the PGA Tour, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, our Astros staff and our volunteers for the role that they all played in making this year’s tournament such a big success. I also want to thank Cadence Bank for their partnership and commitment as the title sponsor for this year’s wonderful event. This tournament is a long standing and important tradition in Houston. We are proud to continue to give back to our community through the game of golf.
One of the most significant benefits of the Cadence Bank Houston Open is its positive civic and economic impact on the Houston community. Overall, thanks to the generous contributions of corporate partners, community leaders and fans, this year’s tournament anticipates delivering over $6 million in total charitable proceeds to various local initiatives via the Astros Foundation.
ABOUT THE ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION
The Astros Golf Foundation, founded by Houston Astros Owner & Chairman Jim Crane, is the 501c3 non-profit organi- zation responsible for operating the annual Houston Open.
The Astros Golf Foundation took ownership of the tournament in 2018 with three key objectives: to ensure the PGA TOUR event remained in Houston, to bring the tournament back to its glory and into the heart of the city, and to pro- vide much needed resources and funds to the citizens and community of Houston through park improvements, charitable fundraising and investing in youth. These objectives were achieved through a $34 million renovation to Memorial Park Golf Course completed in two years. The renovations include an upgrade of the municipal course to PGA TOUR standards, construction of a short course for First Tee participants, an expanded driving range, and a new clubhouse that will serve First Tee Houston programming throughout the year.
Additionally, the Astros Golf Foundation will operate and serve underprivileged youth throughout the city with a state-of-the-art facility, the Chevron Center for Education and Golf. This facility will operate year-round and not only provide First Tee instruction, but also serve as a STEM educational center for children in need. The Astros Golf Foundation has also made investments in both scholarship and youth programming at the facility.
The mission of the Astros Golf Foundation is to enrich the lives of Houstonians and empower the community through the game of golf. For more information on the Astros Golf Foundation, please visit HoustonOpenGolf.com.
ABOUT CADENCE BANK
Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) is a leading regional banking franchise with approximately $50 billion in assets and about 400 branch locations across the South and Texas. Cadence provides consumers, businesses and corporations with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, credit cards, commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment financing, correspondent banking, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, and personal and business insurance. Cadence is committed to a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. Cadence Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
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