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Max Homa

John Maxwell Homa is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

John Maxwell Homa (born November 19, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. In college, he won the individual 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. As a professional he has won six times on the PGA Tour.

Max Homa
Personal information
Full nameJohn Maxwell Homa
Born (1990-11-19) November 19, 1990 (age 32)
Burbank, California
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
Lacey Croom
(m. 2019)
CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
Turned professional2013
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins8
Highest ranking6 (March 12, 2023)[1]
(as of March 19, 2023)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour6
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT48: 2022
PGA ChampionshipT13: 2022
U.S. OpenT47: 2022
The Open ChampionshipT40: 2021

Early and personal life

Homa was born in Burbank, California.[2][3] He is Jewish.[4] In December 2018, he tweeted: "Despite 6 years of Hebrew school and the completion of my Bar Mitzvah, the most Jewish I've ever felt came after looking at a home with extravagant Christmas lights and immediately thinking ‘that electric bill must be brutal.’”[4] In November 2019, he married Lacey Croom, and the couple lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with their dog, Scotty.[5][6]

High school and college

Homa attended Valencia High School in the Santa Clarita Valley.[7] There, he was a four-time first-team All-Foothill League selection, and 2009 Foothill League MVP, graduating in 2009.[8]

He then played college golf at University of California, Berkeley on scholarship, earning a degree in Consumer Behavior.[9][10][3][8] There, as a junior in 2011-12 Homa was a third-team PING Division I All-American and second-team All-Pac-12 and PING Division I All-West Region.[8] As a senior in 2012-13 he was ranked No. 19 nationally by Golfweek (5/19) and No. 22 according by Golfstat (5/21), was first-team All-Pac-12, ranked No. 17 on the final Palmer Cup Ranking, and won the Pac-12 Championship with an opening-round nine-under par 61 breaking the course record at the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club and tying for the lowest round posted in the U.S.[8] He was named a first-team All-American and to the All-Nicklaus Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.[11]

Amateur career

In 2008, Homa was selected to represent Southern California on the Junior America's Cup team.[8] In 2009, he won the Ventura County Junior Golf Association Robinson Ranch (72-73=145).[8]

In 2010, he reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur before losing to reigning champion and Cal teammate An Byeong-hun.[8] Homa ended the year ranked 4th in California, 33rd in the U.S., and 78th in world according to[8]

In 2011, Homa won the Silicon Valley Amateur (63-70=133).[8] He ended the year ranked 8th in California, 36th in the U.S., and 89th in the world according to[8] In 2012, he ended the year ranked 5th in California, 18th in the U.S., and 50th in the world according to[8]

Homa competed as an amateur at the 2013 U.S. Open, and won the individual 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship.[3] He was selected to the 2013 Walker Cup squad, and turned pro after the event.[12][13]

Professional career

In October 2013, Homa finished T-9 at the Open, his first PGA Tour event as a pro.[14] In December 2013, he tied for 6th place in the Tour qualifying school. In May 2014, he earned his first professional win at the Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am, defeating fellow rookie Jonathan Randolph by one stroke, earning $117,000.[15][16] He finished 17th on the Tour regular-season money list, to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.[16]

In the 2015 PGA Tour season, Homa entered 27 events. He made 12 cuts and won $380,339. He finished 163rd in the FedEx Cup standings and lost his tour card.[13] In the 2016 Tour season, Homa won the Rust-Oleum Championship in Ivanhoe, Illinois, coming from seven shots back, and ultimately regained his PGA Tour Card for the 2016–17 season.[16]

In the 2017 PGA Tour season, Homa made only two cuts in 17 events and lost his card.[16] That year he made just $18,008.[13] In 2017 he tweeted: "Had a few caddies hit me up recently hoping to team up. They heard they usually get weekends off which is apparently a great selling point."[4]

In the 2018 Tour season, Homa regained his PGA Tour card for the 2019 PGA Tour season.[16]

On May 5, 2019, Homa won the Wells Fargo Championship for his first PGA Tour victory, with a three-shot victory over Joel Dahmen.[17][18] Homa received $1.422 million for his win, a two-year extension of his PGA Tour card, as well as spots in the PGA Championship and in the 2020 Masters Tournament.[18][19]

On February 21, 2021, Homa earned his second PGA Tour victory at the Genesis Invitational in a playoff over Tony Finau.[20]

In September 2021, Homa won his third PGA Tour title at the Fortinet Championship, the opening event of the 2021–22 season.[21] In May 2022, Homa won the Wells Fargo Championship for a second time.[22] He ended the season finishing in a tie for 5th at the Tour Championship.

In September 2022, he successfully defended the Fortinet Championship, chipping-in for a birdie on the final hole to beat Danny Willett by one stroke.[23] He was selected to play on the U.S. team in the 2022 Presidents Cup; he won all four of the matches he played.[24]

In January 2023, Homa won the Farmers Insurance Open. He came from behind with a final round six-under par 66 for a two shot victory over Keegan Bradley.[25]

Amateur wins

Professional wins (8)

PGA Tour wins (6)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1May 5, 2019Wells Fargo Championship−15 (69-63-70-67=269)3 strokes  Joel Dahmen
2Feb 21, 2021Genesis Invitational−12 (66-70-70-66=272)Playoff  Tony Finau
3Sep 19, 2021Fortinet Championship−19 (67-72-65-65=269)1 stroke  Maverick McNealy
4May 8, 2022Wells Fargo Championship (2)−8 (67-66-71-68=272)2 strokes  Keegan Bradley,   Matt Fitzpatrick,
  Cameron Young
5Sep 18, 2022Fortinet Championship (2)−16 (65-67-72-68=272)1 stroke  Danny Willett
6Jan 28, 2023Farmers Insurance Open−13 (68-70-71-66=275)2 strokes  Keegan Bradley

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

12021Genesis Invitational  Tony FinauWon with par on second extra hole Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1May 18, 2014BMW Charity Pro-Am−20 (68-65-70-63=266)1 stroke  Jonathan Randolph
2Jun 12, 2016Rust-Oleum Championship−13 (71-69-68-67=275)1 stroke  John Mallinger

Results in major championships

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Masters Tournament
U.S. OpenCUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Masters TournamentCUTCUTT48
PGA ChampionshipT64CUTCUTT13
The Open ChampionshipNTT40CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic


TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament00000031
PGA Championship00000142
U.S. Open00000041
The Open Championship00000021
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2021 Open – 2022 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in The Players Championship

The Players ChampionshipCUTT13T6
  Top 10

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships

Match PlayNT1T18T35

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Did not play

NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied
Note that the Championship and Invitational were discontinued from 2022.

U.S. national team appearances



See also

See also


  1. ^ "Week 10 2023 Ending 12 Mar 2023" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  2. ^ Hedes, Ed (June 15, 2013). "Despite missing U.S. Open cut, it's been quite a run for Homa". Times News.
  3. ^ a b c "Painter: Homa feeling at home at Riviera". Los Angeles Daily News. February 11, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Schmitt, Michael (May 6, 2019). "Wells Fargo champion Homa happy to be known for more than his tweets".
  5. ^ Myers, Alex (December 3, 2019). "Tiger Woods' walk-off "win," Shooter McGavin shoots his shot, and PGA Tour wedding season continues". Golf Digest.
  6. ^ DiMeglio, Steve (April 28, 2020). "Itching to return, Max Homa talks missing April Masters, Westworld's 'confusing' plot". Golfweek.
  7. ^ "PGA golfer Max Homa discusses waiting to defend title, Santa Clarita course that shaped his game". ABC7 Los Angeles. May 4, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Max Homa Bio". University of California Golden Bears Athletics.
  9. ^ Barnes, Wil (January 29, 2015). "A Bright Future for former Cal star Max Homa". California Golf News.
  10. ^ "Max Homa reflects on time playing for Valencia after first PGA Tour win". May 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Max Homa Player Profile".
  12. ^ "Five AJGA alums selected to U.S. Walker Cup Team". AJGA. July 23, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c Harig, Bob (May 6, 2019). "Max Homa's journey from $18,008 to $1.42 million". ESPN.
  14. ^ Shefter, David (December 18, 2013). "Max Homa Among Q-School Grads". United States Golf Association.
  15. ^ Keepfer, Scott (May 18, 2014). "Homa wins BMW Pro-Am". Greenville News.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Max Homa". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  17. ^ Ferguson, Doug (May 5, 2019). "Homa comes full circle and wins Wells Fargo Championship". Associated Press. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Valencia Professional Golfer Throws First Pitch at Dodgers Game". May 11, 2019.
  19. ^ Scott, David (March 3, 2020). "Max Homa is ready for the Masters; Wells Fargo Championship will feature Bubba Watson". The Charlotte Observer.
  20. ^ "Homa wins hometown Genesis, beating Finau in playoff". Associated Press. February 21, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  21. ^ Wagaman, Michael (September 20, 2022). "Max Homa rallies to win Fortinet Championship at Silverado". Associated Press. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  22. ^ Curtis, Jake (May 9, 2022). "Max Homa Wins Wells Fargo Championship: Former Cal golfer captures his fourth PGA Tour title and second of this season". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  23. ^ McCauley, Janie (September 18, 2022). "Homa chips in, wins in Napa after Willett's shocking 3-putt". Associated Press. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  24. ^ Beall, Joel (September 25, 2022). "Presidents Cup 2022: Our grades for all 24 players, from an A+ for Spieth to an F for Scheffler". Golf Digest. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  25. ^ "Max Homa comes from five back to win Farmers Insurance Open". Associated Press. January 28, 2023. Retrieved January 29, 2023.

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