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Sports 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 could have a shot at winning the Masters next year if he can play on a fully healthy ankle.

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  • 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.

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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