TONY FINAU is the 34th-ranked golfer in the world . . . and apparently, he's TOUGH AS NAILS. Tony is supposed to compete in his first Masters beginning TODAY, but he went through a roller-coaster of emotions yesterday.
He competed in the Par-3 Contest . . . and things were looking UP when he hit a hole-in-one. Tony was excited . . . TOO excited. He started celebrating, and he rolled his ankle. BAD.
He was down on the ground for a moment . . . before he grabbed his foot and snapped it back into place. (???) And he kept on golfing.
He apparently DID dislocate the ankle. But X-rays later revealed no breaks. He'll have an MRI today, and if the results are positive, and the swelling is under control, he'll try to play. Tony said he's "optimistic."