AUGUSTA, Ga.-Tony Finau to make his debut on Thursday. Whether he defrosts it in Augusta National is another story.
During Wednesday's Par 3 Contest the 28-year-old suffered a cruel injury in celebration of a hole-in-one, snapping his ankle off while running and jumping on the green. Finau seemed to put him back in position and finished his course for the course and stifled reactions that he would not be able to attend the tournament.
Unfortunately, these fears were confirmed by Gulf Channel Todd Lewis who reports that Finau has dislocated his left ankle during the fall. While the X-rays came back negative, Finau is ready for an MRI on Thursday morning.
According to Lewis, if the results are positive and the swelling is under control, Finau will try to play.
It's a tough break for Finau enjoying a breakout campaign. He leads the tour with a driving distance of 321 yards and comes in eighth in the FedEx Cup with two second places this season.
Fortunately, he will not be forced onto time for Finau. He will be kicked out of the first hole at 12:43 pm
It will be the second year in a row that a breach on the eve of the Master will become a story, which goes into the first day. Last year Dustin Johnson injured his back on the eve of the Masters in a stairway accident and tried it. Johnson had won his three previous tournaments before Augusta, but the pain of the event forced him to retire on Thursday morning.
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