Max Homa Player Profile And What's In The Bag
Article Updated in January 2023
MAX Homa shot a 66 to come from five behind to claim the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines as Spain’s Jon Rahm, who had been attempting to win his third event in a row slumped to a 74
Homa carded seven birdies and a bogey as he finished the tournament on 13 under par in San Diego.
The 32-year-old won by two shots from Keegan Bradley, who also shot a 66, and three from Collin Morikawa (69). Third-round leader Sam Ryder carded a 75 to drop to nine under.
"Obviously there's a ton of great players out here,” Homa said. "That board was stacked. But I just had to know that it's obviously a hard golf course.
"Winning takes a lot of luck, but it just takes, I think, a lot of patience and knowing that, especially on these final rounds, 18 holes is a marathon and a lot of stuff goes on."
Rahm was unhappy about ending the week on eight under. He said: "I got a lot of bad break Anytime I was in the rough I was just dead as could be.
"I can guarantee you one thing, if you're in the fairway you don't get bad breaks. Just have to play better."
Homa was born in Burbank, California in November 1990 and the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open was his sixth PGA Tour victory.
As an amateur he qualified to play in the US Open in 2013. He represented the USA in the Walker Cup that year and then turned professional.
A decent year on the Web.com Tour saw him earn his PGA Tour card for 2015 but he lost his privileges after just one season.
He regained his card but lost it again before returning to the PGA Tour in 2019, when he won the Wells Fargo Championship. In the 2021-22 season he won twice and earned a place in the U.S. Presidents Cup team, where he starred as they defeated The Internationals.
His victory at Torrey Pines took him to second place in the FedEx Cup standings.
He is married to Lacey and in October 2022 they had their first child, a son called Cam.
He averages 303 yards from the tee, hits 66.20% of fairways and 73.61% of greens in regulation. Homa averages 5.25 birdies per round, 28.15 putts and gets up and down from the sand 52.38% of the time. He began the week ranked 16th in the world.
Last 10 Events
Farmers Insurance Open - 1st
Sentry Tournament of Champions - T3rd
Hero World Challenge - 17th
The CJ Cup in South Carolina - T23rd
Shriners Children's Open - T20th
Fortinet Championship - 1st
Tour Championship (72 Hole Scores) - 3rd
BMW Championship - T23rd
FedEx St Jude Championship - T42nd
Rocket Mortgage Classic - T24th
Key Stats (PGA Tour 2022/23)
Driving Distance - 303.3 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 66.20%
Greens in Regulation - 73.61%
Sand Saves - 52.38%
Putts Per Round - 28.15
Scoring Average - 69.485
End of Year World Ranking Position
Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10 Degrees), Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black 65 TX
3-Wood: Titleist TSR3 (16.5 Degrees), Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 8 X
7-Wood: Titleist TSR2 (21 Degrees), Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX
Irons: Titleist T100S (4), T100 (5), Titleist 620 MB (6-9), Shafts: KBS Tour $-Taper 130 X
Wedges: Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 50-12F, 56-14F, 60-04L), Shafts: KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X (46), KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S (56-60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T-5.5 prototype
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
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