Max Homa Celebrates Third PGA Tour Victory With a Symbolic Steph Curry Reference

Published 09/20/2021, 11:54 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2021 Max Homa of the U.S. hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the first round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Max Homa had an impressive start to the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season. He won the season-opening Fortinet Championship and has now taken his tally up to three wins on the tour.

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He won with a single-stroke lead over Maverick McNealy, who was dominant in the first three rounds. However, with his beautiful play in the last round, he overcame a three-stroke deficit to emerge victorious.

Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Max Homa looks over the green on the 1st hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Ryder Cup disappointment fueled Max Homa to do well

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Naturally, Homa was ecstatic after his win. This is also the second tour title he has claimed in California following a win at the Riviera Country Club earlier this year. Speaking of this coincidental achievement, he said, “I went to school here. I love the state of California.”

After his win, he took to Twitter to share this enthusiasm with a Stephen Curry GIF-

 

Opening up about the determination that led to this victory, he said, “I only had two weeks off, but with disappointment comes a lot of motivation. And not making east lake hurt and not making the Ryder Cup team hurt. The last two weeks I worked my tail off. So it’s fun to win in front of a bunch of friends and family.”

‘Struggled with confidence’- Homa on his increasing determination

Along with a massive sum of $1.26m, Homa has pocketed 500 FedExCup points and 40 Official World Golf Ranking points. He will also have a two-year PGA Tour exemption alongside berths for the 2022 Masters and PGA Championship.

 

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Talking about self-confidence – a factor that Homa feels he has always lacked, he said, “Yeah, I think I’ve always struggled a bit with confidence and walking around like I’m the man out here… When I’m out here playing with people like Rahm and Phil and DJ and Rory and JT and Berger and all the guys, I see that, yes, there’s a level of excellence that’s incredible, but it’s not–I don’t feel like I’m chasing a ghost.”

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However, he has now found the missing piece in order to bloom as a golfer. With this newfound understanding, Homa is sure to reach greater heights.

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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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