By all indications, Finau will tee it up once the tournament gets underway late tonight, but his stumble can't bode well for his chances of contending.
The Augusta spectators went wild, while Finau turned on the jets and sprinted toward the hole. "To be in this position I'm at now, when I woke up this morning, it's nothing short of a miracle if you ask me".
This morning, Finau was cleared to play.
Then suddenly Finau rolled over his ankle and fell to the ground.
Woods nearly drove the green at the par-4 No. 3, pitched to about 10 feet and made the putt to set off a huge "Tiger Roar" at Augusta National. Finau spoke to ESPN about Woods' influence on him learning to play golf.
Instead, Finau limped through the next two holes.
Many punters have been quick to back the Masters hopeful after his sensational Par-3 performance. "I've learned a lot and I can't wait to get an opportunity and do it again". But then the PGA Tour's longest driver immediately started taking advantage of Augusta National's four par-5 holes.
Debuting in 2019, Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship will be a 54-hole stroke-play tournament that features an worldwide field of 72 players.
We'll see if the injury just looked worse than it is, but we imagine this could keep him out of the Masters.