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After firing caddie, Tony Finau is just 1 shot off lead with Summerhays on the bag at Minnesota tournament

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Tony Finau tees off on the fourth hole during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Thursday, July 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Tony Finau, who led for much of last week’s Memorial Tournament, is having another great week at the 3M Open in Minnesota as he sits in a tie for third place after two rounds. But is doing it without his longtime caddie, who he let go earlier in the week.

Finau parted ways with Greg Bodine, who had been his caddie for the past six years. Finau had led after the first two rounds in Ohio, but faded with a final-round 78 and finished eighth.

“I think me and my caddie had a great run. We were together for six years and it’s a tough thing, you know,” Finau said. “On a personal level I love the guy, and on a business level I felt it was time for a change in my situation and something just different. Unfortunately, our relationship business-wise has ended, but I look forward to getting somebody on the bag and making another great run.”

This week, his swing coach, Boyd Summerhays, is filling as his caddie, but Finau told reporters that it wouldn’t extend beyond this week as he searches for a more permanent caddie. Finau shot a 6-under-par 65 in the opening round and followed it with a 66 Friday that puts him in a tie for third place with Talor Gooch, one stroke behind Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski.

Finau is looking for his second win on the PGA Tour after previously winning the Puerto Rico Open in 2016.