Golfer TONY FINAU dislocated his ankle while celebrating a hole-in-one at a Masters event yesterday. He immediately snapped it back into place. X-rays later revealed no breaks, and Tony is optimistic about golfing today.
TONY FINAU is the 34th-ranked golfer in the world . . . and apparently, he's TOUGH AS NAILS.
Tony is supposed to compete in his first Masters beginning TODAY, but he went through a roller-coaster of emotions yesterday.
He competed in the Par-3 Contest . . . and things were looking UP when he hit a hole-in-one. Tony was excited . . . TOO excited. He started celebrating, and he rolled his ankle. BAD.
He was down on the ground for a moment . . . before he grabbed his foot and snapped it back into place. (???) And he kept on golfing.
He apparently DID dislocate the ankle. But X-rays later revealed no breaks. He'll have an MRI today, and if the results are positive, and the swelling is under control, he'll try to play. Tony said he's "optimistic."
(Here's video. Warning: It's hard to watch if you have a weak stomach.)
Originally posted on April 5th, 2018