Max Homa is in ‘Pain’ After Finding Out He Can No Longer Surpass Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour Record

Published 03/14/2021, 11:38 AM EDT
Mar 5, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Max Homa hits his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports


The Players Championship is one of the top tournaments on the PGA Tour. The unforgiving TPC Sawgrass layout presents plenty of exciting moments every year, and the 2021 edition is headed towards an exciting finish as well. On the contrary, Max Homa is unhappy that the tournament killed his hopes of matching a Tiger Woods record! 

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Max Homa has been playing some fantastic golf lately. The 30-year-old attained new heights in his career by winning the 2021 Genesis Invitational via a playoff round. But the sport is largely unpredictable. 

Just two weeks after winning his second PGA Tour event, Homa found himself cut from the 2021 Players Championship after 36 holes. 

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Feb 21, 2021; Pacific Palisades, California, USA; Max Homa hits from the thirteenth hole tee box during the final round of The Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Max Homa dejected that he can’t chase a Tiger Woods record anymore

Max Homa has been playing on the PGA Tour since 2013 and has struggled to maintain consistency. However, he’s been a great competitor to watch at tournaments and has 11 Top 10 finishes to his name. 

Speaking about consistency, Tiger Woods achieved a mammoth feat during the peak of his career from 1998-2005. A lot of fans would also accept that Woods played some of his best golf during that span.

What’s unbelievable is that Woods made 142 consecutive cuts from 1998-2005. It is mind-boggling that he made the cut of every tournament he played for seven straight years! This is a record number as well, with Byron Nelson, and Jack Nicklaus coming in behind at second and third respectively. 

Homa was apparently chasing this record of Tiger’s. He wanted to make 143 consecutive cuts and rewrite history, but everything came down crashing at the 2021 Players Championship. The American then took to Twitter to express his disappointment in a comical way. 

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Moreover, it is not as though Max Homa was incredibly close to matching Tiger Woods’ feat. Homa’s streak was cut short at eight, after the Players Championship. His streak began at the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic and ended at TPC Sawgrass in 2021.

Homa carded 1-over 73 on both rounds at the 2021 Players Championship which unfortunately wasn’t enough to take him over the cut. However, the California native is relaxed and getting ready for the upcoming tournaments. 

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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