Presidents Cup-bound Finau a prank sufferer of captain Woods

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CARY, N.C. (Information) – Tony Finau was the sufferer of a prank when Tiger Woods referred to as to disclose his captain’s picks for subsequent month’s Presidents Cup in Australia, however he has adopted a forgive if not neglect perspective in regards to the dialog.

FILE PHOTO: Golf – European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship – St Andrews, Scotland, Britain – September 29, 2019 Tony Finau of the U.S. throughout the remaining spherical Motion Photos through Information/Lee Smith

The 30-year-old mentioned he “by no means” even suspected that United States captain Woods was joking when he mentioned he had some “unhappy information”, which Finau presumed meant that he had not acquired one of many 4 wild card picks.

Woods, it seems, is kind of the jokester.

“I knew I used to be within the operating with a handful of men however you simply by no means know what he’s pondering,” Finau, who narrowly did not make the workforce mechanically, mentioned in a phone interview with Information.

“When he made that indication that it was going to be a tricky telephone name with some unhappy information I used to be sort of saddened.

“I suppose I simply don’t know him properly sufficient that he’s a little bit of a jokester.”

Finau mentioned that Woods had left him hanging for about 15 seconds, a protracted 15 seconds at that, earlier than lastly telling him that he was on the workforce.

Woods might sense Finau’s disappointment.

“I might really feel his coronary heart sink once I mentioned I had some robust information. So, I let him sweat it out for a number of seconds earlier than welcoming him to the Presidents Cup,” Woods wrote in a weblog on the Presidents Cup web site.

The long-hitting, affable Finau, who’s of Polynesian descent, will make his Presidents Cup debut in opposition to the Worldwide Workforce at Royal Melbourne from Dec. 12-15, having already outfitted himself properly finally yr’s Ryder Cup.

Finau mentioned he is not going to maintain any arduous emotions in opposition to Woods for his prank.

“I used to be completely satisfied that telephone name ended a great way and never a tragic approach,” Finau mentioned.

“It was the entire package deal of a prank. It was positively a narrative I’ll inform for the remainder of my lifetime of how Tiger pulled my leg on how I believed I missed the workforce.”

Reporting by Andrew Each; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge