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Tony Finau comes from five behind to win 3M Open and set tournament record

Tony Finau came from five behind to win the 3M Open and set the tournament record for the most final-round comeback in Minneapolis.

The American could even afford a bogey six after rolling in water on the 18th at TPC Twin Cities when he still won by three strokes from South Korean Sungjae Im after the overnight leader, Scott Piercy, endured a nightmare last 11 holes.

Tony Finau continues his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 3M Open golf tournament (Abbie Parr/AP)

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Piercy, who started on the upcoming fourth day, had six bogeys, a triple – where he let a bunker escape in the sand and then hit his next shot in the lake – and two birdies as he collapsed with a 41 on the back nine in 41 .

His round of 76 dropped him to a share of fourth on 13 under.

Tony Finau greets the applause from the gallery after his victory at the 3M Open (Abbie Parr/AP)

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Finau’s game-winning score of 17 under came after a round of 67, and three successive birdies from the 14th saw him go last with a huge cushion that even a dropped shot couldn’t derail him.

Former Masters Champion Danny Willette finished seventh on 10 under after recovering from two opening bogeys to shoot a 68.

Tony Finau comes from five behind to win 3M Open and set tournament record

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