The American somehow recovered after dislocating his left ankle - which he then proceeded to "pop" back in - during a celebration in yesterday's Par-3 Tournament.
The 28-year-old then popped the dislocated ankle back into place and carried on, but declined to speak to reporters after leaving the ninth green.
Finau had his family on hand and celebrated by sprinting towards the green, before turning around to look at his family and jog backwards. He was scheduled to have an MRI exam Thursday morning, and if that went well, he wanted to keep his 12:42 p.m. tee time.
A contingent at 3-under included a player with experience near the top of an early Masters leaderboard.
According to him, it was simply a case of "mind over matter".
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Golf.com reported that Finau was able to continue his round.
Tiger Woods started his long-awaited return to Augusta National by hooking his opening tee shot into the pines. Late on Thursday he took to Twitter, thanking everyone for their concern and asserting he's optimistic about his chances.
Finding himself tied for the lead at the moment when he completed his first round of the Masters did not shock Tony Finau. "Obviously how exciting he was, but someone with a bit of color playing this game".
"Needless to say, the Masters is the tournament I'd like to play in and win the most", Finau wrote in a Golf Digest blog. It sounds like the final hole at Amen Corner is going to get a little longer. He avoided falling into last place after the first day but managed to set a record for highest score on the hole in tournament history.