An ideal match! Tony Finau‘s spouse, Alayna Finau, has been there to cheer him on all through his skilled golf profession.
The Utah native and Alayna exchanged vows in 2012 and later welcomed 5 youngsters: Jraice, Leilene “Neenee” Aiaga, Tony, Sage and Sienna-Vee. Earlier than their youngest baby’s arrival in 2021, Tony hinted at his need to maintain increasing his huge brood.
“We’ll in all probability do 5 – 6 [kids],” he advised The Charlotte Observer. “We come from huge households. I feel Polynesians generally, but additionally [in] the Mormon group, [Latter Day Saints], we like huge households. I’ve 5 brothers and three sisters. [My wife] has three sisters and a brother.”
The twosome haven’t publicly outlined the story of how they met, however they’ve bonded over their religion all through their romance. “I hear individuals say issues like, ‘Oh, wow, I wouldn’t assume that you just’re a member [of the church] or Mormon, or something like that.’ Some individuals hear various things about Mormons and what we do, what we imagine,” Tony stated in a 2017 interview. “So, I feel it’s a praise to me.”
The PGA Tour champ famous that his spiritual background even elements into his golf coaching. “I wish to attempt to have as lengthy a profession as doable. That’s solely going to occur if I deal with my physique now,” he defined, including that he doesn’t “get to attend church” typically in the course of the season. “My church teaches me the identical factor with the Phrase of Knowledge, that it’s important to be wholesome, it’s important to deal with your self and deal with your physique.”
Alayna and the Tony Finau Basis founder celebrated their 10-year wedding ceremony anniversary in Might 2022. Later that 12 months, the Puerto Rico Open winner shared some phrases of knowledge to new fathers.
“The perfect parenting recommendation I’ve is simply deal with your spouse, that’s it,” he advised reporters in November 2022 after enjoying within the Presidents Cup. “The spouse is the one which runs the house, and ladies run the world. My mother and my spouse are two of the strongest people who I do know, in all probability the 2 strongest people who I do know. The perfect recommendation I’ve for any husband is deal with your spouse.”
When away from household for work, Tony makes positive to maintain a bit of dwelling with him by writing his family members’ initials on his golf balls. “I begin with one [kid] and see how they carry out,” he defined in a July 2022 interview. “I’m fairly lenient, I’ll give them a while, however proper out of the gate, if it’s lip-out and lip-out in a pair holes, it’s the following [kid] up. The great factor is I’ve 5 youngsters, so normally one among them is working, no less than.”
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