AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tony Finau tied the opening-nine Masters record with a 6-under 30 on Saturday and came within 1 stroke of matching the 18-hole mark with a third-round 64.
Finau, 27, missed a 10-foot putt on the No. 9 hole to break the first-nine record.
Finau, from Salt Lake City, joined just five other players who have shot 30 on the front-nine at the Masters: Gary Woodland (2014), Phil Mickelson (2009), K.J. Choi (2004), Greg Norman (1988) and Johnny Miller (1975).
Before his record-tying first nine on Saturday, Finau was famous for celebrating an ace in last year's Par 3 Contest at Augusta National Golf Club -- and in the process dislocating his ankle, which he then popped back into place.