‘I Hate the Expression’: Hours Before the 105th PGA Championship, Max Homa Puts an End to a Common Misconception

Published 05/17/2023, 4:00 PM EDT

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In the world of professional golf, there are moments when a rising star’s words resonate deeply with fans and fellow players. Such was the case in a recent interview with Max Homa, a promising talent on the circuit, as he shared his distinctive perspective on major championships.

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Homa’s remarks caught immediate attention, challenging a common phrase heard within the golfing community. However, it is his underlying mindset and approach that have sparked intrigue and anticipation as the upcoming major championship draws near.

Max Homa’s disdain for the phrase

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In the recent PGA Championship presser ahead of the tournament, Max Homa shared his unique perspective on approaching major championships. Homa’s insightful remarks quickly caught the attention of fans and fellow golfers alike, as he expressed his disdain for the oft-heard phrase “treat it like any other week.”

Homa, known for his candid nature, didn’t mince words when he said, “I hate the expression treat it like any other week because it’s not one.” He went on to discuss his strong performance on major championship-style courses, highlighting his confidence and form leading up to these prestigious events.

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In the video, Homa exuded optimism about his game, stating, “I’ve played great on major championship-type golf courses, and I’m playing great heading into this Major.” Despite the heightened stakes, he revealed that he approaches the tournament with a similar mindset to any other regular event.

Max Homa and his newfound mindset and confidence

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Reflecting on past experiences, Homa acknowledged the pressure he had placed on himself during major championships and how it affected his performance. However, he expressed a newfound perspective, stating, “I think maybe in the past, I put too much pressure on these things, getting upset if I made mistakes. But now, I’m releasing myself from that pressure and expectation.”

As fans eagerly await Homa’s performance in the upcoming major championship, his words hint at a player who has found a balance between embracing the challenges of a difficult course and freeing himself from unnecessary burdens. By adopting a more relaxed and focused approach, Homa aims to maximize his potential and make a significant impact on the leaderboard.

Looking at Homa’s recent track record, it’s evident that he has the skills and determination to succeed in the highest echelons of professional golf. With six PGA Tour victories to his name, including wins at esteemed events like the Wells Fargo Championship and The Genesis Invitational, Homa has proven his ability to triumph on the big stage.

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As the tournament unfolds, all eyes will be on Homa, waiting to see if he can translate his words into remarkable achievements on the course.

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Sakshi Ghadoliya

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Sakshi is a golf author at EssentiallySports. Writing and golf are her two biggest passions, and making a career out of the two combined is a dream come true. Tiger Woods has been her gateway into the sport right from her childhood.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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