Masters golfer who dislocated his ankle while celebrating shared a gruesome photo of the ugly-looking injury he played through during the tournament

  • Tony Finau suffered an ugly-looking ankle injury during the Par-3 contest before the Masters when he tripped while running on the course and had to snap his ankle back into place.
  • Finau played through the tournament and shot an impressive seven-under, finishing tied for 10th.
  • After the tournament was over, Finau revealed that he played through a massively swollen and bruised ankle.


Tony Finau put together an impressive performance at the 2018 Masters, shooting seven-under and finishing tied for the 10th.

The result was quite a feat for the 28-year-old Finau, who looked questionable to compete last Wednesday after suffering a calamitous injury during the Par-3 contest.

After hitting a hole-in-one during the pre-Masters tournament, Finau got carried away celebrating and tripped running down the fairway, injuring his ankle. While on the ground, cameras caught Finau popping his ankle back into place, then getting up and walking away gingerly.

See Finau throughout the tournament: 

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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tony Finau of the United States plays his third shot from a bunker on the second hole during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Tony Finau of the United States plays his third shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Tony Finau of the United States hands a club to caddie Gregory Bodine on the eighth hole during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: A detailed shot of shoes worn by Tony Finau of the United States are seen during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Tony Finau of the United States walk on the second hole during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Tony Finau of the United States watches his second shot on the first hole during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Tony Finau of the United States and Bernhard Langer of Germany walk the 13th hole with their caddies during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Tony Finau of the United States plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Tony Finau of the United States waves on the 18th green during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Tony Finau of the United States rolls his ankle as he celebrates his hole-in-one on the seventh hole during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Tony Finau of the United States falls after rolling his ankle while celebrating his hole-in-one on the seventh hole during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Tony Finau of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Tony Finau of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Of course, the injury didn't stop him, as he took the course Thursday and was competing for one of the top spots through the first two days.

After the Masters were over, Finau revealed what he was playing through on his left ankle, and it didn't look good.

Finau acknowledged the tough week after the tournament was over.

Perhaps next year Finau will be a favorite if he's playing on a fully healthy ankle.

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