Tony Finau had his best finish in a major this weekend, coming in fifth at the U.S. Open. He might be kicking himself for not doing just a little better.
Sure, Finau would have liked to have won the whole thing, and he did enter today tied for the lead. But Brooks Koepka was money on Sunday and took home his second U.S. Open in a row.
However, Finau entered the 18th hole tied for third place. He would up double-bogeying the hole, however, and fell to fifth.
Finau gets $469,460 for coming in fifth, which isn't too shabby. But he could have won a bunch more if he didn't squander two strokes on the final hole.
A par would have tied him for third, while a simple bogey would have put him in a tie for fourth.
If our calculations are correct, we're figuring Rovell is using saying what Finau would have pocketed if he shot par on the last hole and was +3 for the tournament instead of +5.
Certainly a disappointing finish for Finau, but the 28-year-old still had a strong showing and should be in contention for some future majors.
He'll be just fine.