ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Tony Finau withdrew from the RSM Classic on Tuesday just two days after winning the Houston Open for his fifth PGA Tour title.
According to Finau’s manager the withdrawal was “precautionary maintenance relative to a minor (knee) injury.” The injury had caused Finau discomfort and he’s schedule to finish the year playing the Hero World Challenge next month.
Finau rolled to a four-stroke victory in Houston thanks to an almost-flawless week off the tee and was set to be the highest-ranked player (No. 12) in the field at Sea Island Resort.
Last week was Finau’s third victory this year, including back-to-back triumphs at the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic. He was replaced in the field by Kevin Chappell.
Note: Article updated at 8:45 a.m., Nov. 16, with comment from Finau's manager.