Why Max Homa Is A PGA Tour All-Time Good Guy
What is not to love about a guy that constantly tweets about positive vibes? Max Homa has built up quite a resume over the last few years on tour, but his impact on and off the course is what impresses me the most. Read this as a congratulations article to a guy that worked hard and is reaping the benefits because of it.
Homa's Early Day's On Tour
Homa played in his first PGA Tour event as a pro back in October of 2013, finishing T-9 at the Frys.com Open. He then spent the next five years battling to keep his tour card. In 2015, he made 12 cuts and made almost $400k in earnings for the season. This is what is tough being a tour player though is that things can change very quickly. In fact, in the 2017 season, he made just $18,008 in earnings for the year, sending him back to the Web.com tour.
How One Win Changes Everything
Fast forward to 2019 when Max was back on tour and he goes on to win the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship. One win not only provides you with life-changing money but also earns you your card for two more years. It also earns you an opportunity to play in major championships, which is a dream for golfers everywhere.
Homa after his first win on tour at the 2019 Wells Fargo
Life As A Regular Tour Player Is Fun
Now while Homa is not exactly winning the green jacket, he has become one of the most consistent contenders on tour. That consistency and constantly putting yourself in contention paid off once again. Homa won the Genesis Invitational in February 2021 and then again at the Fortinet Championship in July.
Having Fun Along The Way
Winning this past week is what brought this article forward, but having witnessed his mentality up close made me an instant fan. Say what you will about Barstool or the Fore Play Pod, but this was an entertaining concept and one that I really enjoyed watching. Having previously seen the Barstool buds win against players like Kevin Kisner and Pat Perez I was hopeful for Homa. And he delivered, despite being down four through eight holes.
The match itself was fun, but how he conducted himself throughout was great. Did he enjoy a beer while out there? Of course. And did the competitive juices get flowing? They certainly did. What got me was that he did not take himself too seriously, he grinded and came out on top. And that is a guy I can get behind, can enjoy watching play, and what makes me believe that he is one of the tours's all-time good guys.