‘People Are Calling Me Brave’ – Max Homa Announces Exciting News for Golf Fans

Published 04/13/2021, 4:36 PM 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


30-year-old Max Homa did not survive the 36-hole cut at the 2021 Masters and missed the weekend. Homa will also not be a part of the field at the upcoming RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. However, the California native announced great news for his fans through Twitter. 

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Max Homa took part in the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship and went on to conquer the event. The tournament did not happen in 2020 due to the pandemic, but the PGA Tour will once again travel to the Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship.

Max Homa commits to title defense at 2021 Wells Fargo Championship

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Max Homa is technically the defending champion of the Wells Fargo Championship as there was no event last year. In fact, Homa captured his first PGA Tour title at Quail Hollow Club in 2019. 

Homa has announced positive news ahead of the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship that is scheduled for May 6 – 9, 2021. The 30-year-old informed his fans that he would be taking part in the upcoming Wells Fargo tournament after “much deliberation.”

The 2021 edition of the tournament will also be conducted at the par-71 Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. The prize purse of the event will be $8,100,000 and it is a $200,000 increase from what was awarded a couple of years ago. 

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Homa’s run to the championship in 2019

The 2019 Wells Fargo Championship took place from May 2 – 5, 2019, and Max Homa triumphed over a star-studded field, that included the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler,  Sergio Garcia, and Justin Rose, to name a few. 

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 maintained good consistency throughout the tournament and did not make a score over par. He maintained a steady pace and eventually defeated Joel Dahmen by three strokes.  

Homa’s score of 15-under 269 stood tall amongst others and it also won him the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.

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Homa also became the fifth player to make the Wells Fargo Championship his first career victory, joining Anthony Kim (2008), Rory McIlroy (2010), Rickie Fowler (2012), and Derek Ernst (2013). 

However, history is against Max Homa ahead of his title defense in 2021 as no champion has even won the Wells Fargo Championship in back-to-back fashion since its inception in 2003. 

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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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