In the United States, three years after the last time, Max Homa returns to win the Wells Fargo Championship. In Potomac, Maryland, the American celebrated – with a total of 272 (67 66 71 68, -8) hits – his fourth career PGA Tour title in 141 appearances. On the course of the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm (par 70), the Californian in the last round with a partial of 68 (-2), supported by five birdies and spotted by three bogeys, climbed up from second position and took the whole stake.
Max Homa, Wells Fargo Championship
Overtaking his compatriots Keegan Bradley (leader at the end of the “moving day”) and Cameron Young, second with 274 (-6) like the English Matthew Fitzpatrick. Fifth place with 276 (-4) for Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, defending champion and three-time ruler of Wells Fargo.
The success brought Homa, 31, from Burbank, $ 1,620,000 for a total prize pool of 9,000,000. And it allowed him to leap from 38th to 29th in the world rankings and from 20th to 6th in the FedEx Cup. With this statement, the American has become the second highest-ranked golfer in the history of the tournament. behind only McIlroy. In the 2021-2022 season of the PGA Tour, second title for Homa which, last September, celebrated the feat at the Fortinet Championship.
And now the PGA Tour is preparing to return as protagonist with the AT&T Byron Nelson, scheduled from 12 to 15 May in McKinney, Texas. Among the competitors, in the event preceding the PGA Championship (second male Major of 2022) there will be, among others, Francesco Molinari. With the Turin player who will be called to redeem the last three outings to the cut (Valspar Championship, The Masters and Wells Fargo).
Homa was born in Burbank, California. He is Jewish. In December 2018, he tweeted: “Despite 6 years of Hebrew school and the completion of my Bar Mitzvah, the most Jewish I’ve ever felt came after looking at a home with extravagant Christmas lights and immediately thinking “that electric bill must be brutal” In November 2019, he married Lacey Croom, and the couple lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with their dog, Scotty.