Max Homa won the Fortinet Championship in the United States for the second consecutive year. In Napa, California (where he was born and raised), with a total of 272 (65 67 72 68, -16) shots he beat the English Danny Willett, 2 / o with 273 (-15) in front of the photo finish.
'American Taylor Montgomery, 3 / o with 275 (-13). With a final round of 68 (-4), supported by five birdies and fouled with a bogey, the 31-year-old from Burbank celebrated his fifth career success on the PGA Tour (in 152 appearances), the second in 2022 after the one arrived last May at the Wells Fargo Championship (which he had already made his own in 2019).
Max Homa, Fortinet Championship
Only double for Homa, who also stood out as the second player, after Brendan Steele (2016-2017), to have won the Fortinet Championship twice consecutively. In the first tournament of the PGA Tour 2022-2023, the Californian at the Silverado Resort and Spa (North Course, par 72) immediately signed the feat.
The name Napa probably derives from the name of a village called "Nappan", whose population had populated the area with elk, deer, grizzly and panthers for many centuries. At the time of the first exploration of Napa Valley in 1823, most of the inhabitants of the area consisted of Native American Indians.
Father José Altimira, founder of the Mission San Francisco Solano of Sonoma, was the leader of the expedition. Under the control of the Spaniards and Mexicans, it remained until the Bear Flag uprising, and American farmers began to arrive in 1830.
When California became a state in 1849, Napa Vallet belonged to the California Territory, in the Sonoma District. In 1850, when the counties became organized, Napa became one of the first counties in California. In 1851, the first court was erected.
From the 1870s the demographics of Native Americans changed dramatically, possibly due to the belief of Americans during Manifest Destiny. The city of Napa was founded in 1847 by Nathan Coombs. The first business establishment in town was a saloon built by Pierce Harrison, a former miller at Bale Grist Mill.
From 1850 the Dholpine became the first steamship to sail on the Napa River. Hathan Coombse and the other founders of the city are buried in nearby Tulocay Cemetery. At the entrance is the tomb of Mary Ellen Pleasant, who is considered the mother of Californian civil rights.
In the mid-1950s, Napa's Main Street rivaled many other major cities, with as many as 100 saddle horses tied to fences. The hotels were crowded, the saloons and gambling dens were numerous. The Lyceum movement set up a reading room and set up a farm.
Two newspapers see their publication beginning in 1850. The Napa Valley Register made its debut in 1853 while Alexander J. Cox published the Napa County Reporter for the first time on July 4, 1856. The Napa Valley Opera House became popular with its opening on February 13, 1880 with the production of Gilbert and Sullivan HMS Pinafore but, shortly after, it was forced to close for many years, until a new popular movement rebuilt and reconsolidated the building.