Max Homa Breaks Through - Wins Wells Fargo PDF Print E-mail


Max Homa celebrates after winning at Quail Hollow

Charlotte, N.C - Max Homa rose above the stars on the leaderboard at

the Wells Fargo Championship to capture his first PGA Tour title. The

leaderboard at Quail Hollow included what is likely to be a third of the

2020 European Ryder Cup squad - Rory, Sergio, and Englishmen Justin

Rose and Paul Casey (Rickie Fowler was also in contention).

Homa's final round 4 under par 67 (15 under par total - 269) eclipsed

Joel Dahmen by 3 strokes. For quite sometime the 2013 NCAA Champion

seemed like a "can't miss" prospect when he came out of Cal. Max Homa

struggled to find success on the tour early on but did manage to win in 2014

and 2016 on the Tour. In 2017 on the PGA Tour, he missed 15 of 17

cuts and made a paltry $18k. A strong showing at the 2018 finals

(T15) got him back to the PGA Tour. At the start of this season, Homa

missed 6 straight cuts, with his best finish being a T10 at Pebble Beach. So

nobody saw this week coming, but using his mantra of just being "relentless",

Homa worked hard on the process to change things around.

"Yeah, it was bad, so there's obviously a lot of scar tissue," Homa said. "But finally,

honestly since I've been driving it better, since probably that Pebble tournament

I played well, that scar tissue has gone away. I feel like me again, I've played

with a lot of players that are doing pretty well out here, and I used to hang

around them a little bit, so I know I'm good at this. It's just kind of been a

steady climb of getting my game back and also the confidence and the

comfortability out here. That was the hardest part, and I'm actually starting

to feel that a little bit."


With the win, Homa moved up a whopping 133 spots in the Fedex Cup points

standings - from 138th to 35th.


Justin Rose finished solo third at -11 after a final round 68. Sergio Garcia,

Rickie Fowler, Paul Casey and Jason Dufner all finished T4 at 9 under par.