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At the British Open, Tony Finau Shuts Out a Sense of Frustration

Tony Finau shot a four-under-par 66 on Friday at the British Open and found himself in familiar territory. He was once again a contender for a major golf championship and knew that people would be wondering if it would end with another near-miss result.

The sport’s biggest prizes are the four major titles, and Finau, in the past three years, has come close to winning each one: He took third place at the 2019 British Open, tied for fourth at last year’s P.G.A. Championship, tied for fifth while playing with Tiger Woods when he won the 2019 Masters and finished fifth at the 2018 U.