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K.J. Choi

Notebook: Rookie Finau Brought Some Scars To PGA Tour

By TOM YANTZ CROMWELL — Rookie Tony Finau, looking for his first PGA Tour victory, already has some distinctive firsts. He's the first player of Tongan or American Samoan ancestry to play regularly on tour. He also is a fire knife dancer. Finau, who carded a 4-under 66 in the third round of the Travelers Championship on Saturday and is seven strokes back at 203, has some scars on his forearms from where he was burned. "Fire knife dancing is a cultural thing of Samoan descent," he said. "You have a stick with knives at both ends. You take some asbestos and wrap it around part of the stick, soak part of it in gasoline and light it." Finau, 25, from...