Finau: I would win PGA Tour dunk contest


Look out Dustin Johnson: you have a challenger for the title of the PGA Tour's best athlete.

Tony Finau is ready to embark on the main portion of his sophomore season this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii, but the 26-year-old spent plenty of time this offseason refining his skills on the basketball court. Admitting Wednesday that "I probably play more (basketball) than I should," Finau believes that he could take on all challengers when it comes to golfers on the hardwood.

The response stems from a short video he posted last week to his Instagram account where Finau - who is listed on the Tour's site at 6'4" and 200 pounds - dunked a basketball after standing flat-footed below the hoop:

Lots of people ask if I can dunk a basketball??..... Answer : yes! No running start needed.

A video posted by Tony finau (@tonyfinaugolf) on

Speaking to reporters in Honolulu, he backed up the video with some confident talk, listing himself as the favorite in any PGA Tour dunk contest.

"I think I can because I haven't seen anybody else that can dunk with two hands," he said. "I think a lot of guys can dunk a basketball, but there's a lot of difference between barely being able to dunk a basketball and doing some kind of trick."

Finau, who switched from Callaway to Nike earlier this month, added that his dunking ability isn't the only strong aspect of his roundball game.

"Yeah, I think I'm one of the better basketball players for sure on the PGA Tour," he said. "I know there's other guys that play and things, but yeah, I'd play (one-on-one) against anyone."