Trouble in Paradise? Fans Decipher Max Homa’s Tweet as a Cryptic Dig at America’s Favorite Son Amid Ryder Cup Fever

Published 09/24/2023, 7:40 AM EDT

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Max Homa is one of the most chilled-out players on the PGA Tour. He is known for his witty persona and sarcastic nature both on and off the course. Next week, he will be playing at the most important team event in golf to exist – the Ryder Cup. And while other players are busy practicing or getting a mullet to get ready, Homa is continuing to be his funny self.

And it looks like days before the important event, he has taken a subtle dig at one of his Ryder Cup teammates. With his latest tweet, Homa is taking a dig at those right-hand players who pump their fists by the left hand, and fans have a certain player in mind about this.

Max Homa takes a dig at players who do the left-hand fist pump


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Home is very popular with fans and the press for maintaining a humorous presence. Not only does he lighten the mood of journalists during pressers, but he also amuses his fans by posting funny tweets from time to time. He has treated his fans with hilarious comments on multiple occasions. 

However, this time some, fans think that Homa is taking a jibe at his Ryder Cup comrade Jordan Spieth. Homa tweeted today, “Left-handed fist pumps by right-handed golfers are my ick, as the kids (and my wife) say”.


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And since Spieth is in the habit of doing this despite being a right-handed player, fans think that Homa might be aiming at him. While the three-time major championship winner plays golf right-handed, he throws left-handed. 

However, there is no animosity between the players. A few days ago Spieth and his wife Annie Spieth welcomed a baby girl named Sophie on 12 September and received felicitations on the internet. 

Upon reading Homa’s tweet, some fans let out their inner detective and started to read between the lines.

The golf community shares their opinion of Homa’s ‘ick’ factor

Let’s take a look at what the fans are making of Homa’s latest tweet.

One person asked Homa what if it is left-handed fist pumps by left-handed people that play golf right-handed? And Homa replied that they need to adapt better.

Golfer Smylie Kaufmann tagged Jordan Spieth in his reply.

One fan asked Homa if that is his ick then what is his method of celebration.

Another fan also felt that Homa was attacking Speith with this tweet.

One named Speith and Millers as left-hand should get an exemption.

One guy said that he is incapable of fist-pumping with his left hand.


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Another wrote that he did right-hand bumps despite being a left-handed golfer.


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The funny banter, aside Speith and Homa will soon be joining hands and will step in Marco Simone next week to again bring the Ryder Cup trophy home.

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Written by:

Shafaque Taha


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Shafaque Taha is a fresh writer at EssentiallySports. She has been a golf enthusiast all her life and Tiger Woods has been her window into the sport and its legacy. Shafaque regards his iconic 2019 Masters win as her greatest inspiration in life.
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Sharan Nair