Max Homa Saw the ‘Tiger Woods Moment’ at the Fortinet Championship and Seized it

Published 09/20/2021, 10:14 AM EDT
Feb 21, 2021; Pacific Palisades, California, USA; Max Homa reacts following his playoff victory against Tony Finau in the final round of The Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021-2022 PGA Tour season has officially begun with the conclusion of the Fortinet Championship. And Max Homa has had a positive start to this new season as he secured the title in Napa.

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Aug 27, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Max Homa plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Max Homa eagles it for a decisive victory

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American professional golfer Max Homa played a splendid 4th round at Napa Valley and emerged victorious with a one-stroke lead over Maverick McNealy. He did so in style and left the golf community in awe of his beautiful eagle on the back nine.

Homa displayed his fine skills on the par-4 12th hole. 95 yards off the green after his tee shot, he chipped it onto the green and it rolled right into the hole! He continued this extraordinary play with three birdies to follow in the next seven holes. In addition, he birdied three holes on the front nine to play a spectacular 7-under last round.

 

‘I talk a lot’- Homa tried to be himself on the course

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As Homa recorded his third win at the PGA Tour, here is what he said, “I saw a press conference he [Cantlay] did [at the Tour Championship] where he kind of said that he just tries to be himself at all times. And I try to kind of be introspective and think, ‘Well, who am I?’ And I’m someone when I play at home, I talk a lot and I wouldn’t say goofy, I’m still stoic, but I talk a lot. So, I tried this week to talk a lot and be me and not feel like I was being any different than who I am.”

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And there’s no denying that the taste of this victory was a little sweeter than usual. Credits go to his wife, Lacey, who graced the event and gave the much-needed emotional support to her golfer husband. While the new season has just begun, do you think Homa has it in himself to maintain this play?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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