Who is Max Homa?
Max Homa is one of the PGA Tour’s newest stars, with his first Tour victory coming in 2019. He has an effortless swing, and has been in the top five in the world.
He played his college golf at the University of California, Berkeley. During his time there, Homa was named a first-team All-American, and won the PAC-12 Championship, shooting the course record on the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club. He featured for the US in the Walker Cup in 2013, and turned professional shortly thereafter.
His first PGA Tour event was the Frys.com Open, where he came inside the top ten. He then finished in 6th place in the Web.com Tour Qualifying School, before going on to win his first professional tournament in 2014. That came at the BMW Charity Pro-Am and his results that season would see Homa secure a PGA Tour card.
His first PGA Tour victory came in 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship, and he has gone on to win six times on Tour, including winning the Wells Fargo for a second time. Homa also went back-to-back at the Fortinet Championship in 2021 and 2022. The American’s best finish in a major came at the Open Championship in 2023, where he came home in a tie for 10th.
Max Homa | An Overview
Name: John Maxwell Homa
Born: November 19, 1990
Nationality: United States
Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Turned Pro: 2013
Professional Wins: 8
Highest World Ranking: 5 – April 2, 2023
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 8
2014 (1) – BMW Charity Pro-Am
2016 (1) – Rust-Oleum Championship
2019 (1) – Wells Fargo Championship
2021 (2) – Genesis Invitational, Fortinet Championship
2022 (2) – Wells Fargo Championship, Fortinet Championship
2023 (1) – Farmers Insurance Open
Max Homa | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10º, A1 SureFit Setting; Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black 65 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: Titleist TSR3 (16.5º, C1 SureFit Setting; Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X shaft), Titleist TSR2 (21º, C1 SureFit setting; Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX shaft)
Irons: Titleist T100S (4, KBS $ Taper 130 X shaft), Titleist T100 (5, KBS $ Taper 130 X shaft), Titleist 620MB (6-9, KBS $ Taper 130 X shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46º-10F, 50º-12F, KBS $ Taper 130 X; 56º-14F, 60º-04L, KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T5.5 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Shoes: FootJoy Premiere Series
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Max Homa
When and where was Max Homa born?
Max Homa was born on November 19, 1990 in Burbank, California. He got into the game because of his father, and the pair would hit balls at the Griffith Park range.
When did Max Homa turn professional?
Homa turned professional in 2013 after graduating from California State University. He featured for the USA in the Walker Cup that year, and turned pro after the tournament. His first PGA Tour event was the Frys.com Open that October, where he finished inside the top ten.
How many PGA Tour titles has Max Homa won?
As of July 2023, Homa has won six times on the PGA Tour. He took his first win at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019, and would go on to win the event for a second time three years later. Homa has also lifted the Fortinet Championship trophy twice, in back-to-back years.
Who is Max Homa married to?
Homa married Lacey Croom in 2019, with the pair welcoming their first child in October 2022. Croom is a licensed realtor, and has worked in the real estate world for around five years now. She graduated from California State University in 2013, the same year as Homa, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Did you Know?
From Tour to Tour
Homa’s early professional career was a struggle, moving between the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour over his first five years. A T6 at Q School saw him qualify for a Korn Ferry Tour card for 2014, and a 17th place finish on the Tour’s money list saw him make the PGA Tour for 2015. However, he would then yo-yo between the two each year up to 2019, where he got his first victory on the PGA Tour.
Social Media Prankster
Homa is well known for his japes on social media, and particularly Twitter. Fans often send him their swings on the social media platform, which Homa then roasts, for the amusement of everyone.
Childhood Friends With Caddie
Homa and caddie Joe Greiner met at a young age. Homa was 6 when the pair first met, when the pair were playing in Valencia, California. Greiner holds the course record at the par-3 course at the club where they grew up.
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