Max Homa Reveals the Best Part About Title Defense at Wells Fargo Championship

Published 05/05/2021, 11:15 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


Max Homa has been enjoying an eventful run on the PGA Tour. It is about to get even better as Homa is the defending champion at the Wells Fargo Championship. He won the event back in 2019, and rates this tournament as one of the finest on the tour. Keep scrolling to know why!

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Max Homa won his maiden tour title at the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship. It was a personal triumph and something that Homa will never forget in his life. Moreover, the 30-year-old mentioned in his podcast that the Wells Fargo Championship is one of the most well-organized events on the tour. 

“I mean, Wells Fargo, they treat us so well. They give Joe [caddie] a courtesy car as the defending caddie champion is which is awesome. They get him a hotel room too and they get me a hotel room as like, this is the nice hotel ever, probably,” Homa mentioned. 

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“Because what they do for the caddies, what they do for the players like I mean, now we have a Champions locker room, like this stuff’s, it’s like high-class class. Like, they figured it out. What comes with that is you have like, relationships with the people that have put it on because you know, it’s a lot more personal,” he added

From this one can comprehend that the Wells Fargo Championship might be Homa’s favorite event on the tour. While it might seem like the winner’s euphoria talking, it’s been two years since Homa won at Quail Hollow, so the feeling’s permanent. 

The odds are against Max Homa in his title defense

A total of 156 players will compete at the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship. All eyes would be on Max Homa as he prepares for the title defense, but history is unfortunately not on his side. No player has managed to defend his title at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

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It is indeed discouraging news for Max Homa, but that wouldn’t stop him from trying. There’s a good chance that Homa can rewrite history at Quail Hollow. He’s been on a good run lately. Homa’s achieved three Top 20 finishes in his last five starts. 

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

Max Homa won the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship with a three-stroke lead against Joel Dahmen. He delivered a final round 67 at the challenging Quail Hollow Club, and it remains to be seen if he can replicate it again! 

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Arjun Athreya

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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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