Max Homa playing on municipal golf course
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1426
The 32-year-old Californian Max Homa continues to amaze us with constant displays of love for golf. First by making himself available for an interview (the first of its kind) granted to our CBS colleagues during the third day of the Farmers Insurance Open.
Then, playing the Monday race on a municipal course. But let's go in order. Homa chatted with CBS analyst Trevor Immelman for about 20 minutes, from tee to green on the par-5 13th at Torrey Pines. Proving that a Pga Tour player's focus and attention needed to win a tournament would not be compromised, he allowed viewers to get inside his head for the duration of a hole.
“I'm very excited about the idea,” Homa said. “I thought it was great for the fans to discover more of us, to come out even more. Not just me, but the Tour seems to want to add something to the viewing experience”.
“It was 20 minutes. It was non-invasive,” he said. “I hope other players want to do that. … I'm sure there is interest in that, whether I won or not. Hopefully, we can continue to offer it or modify it, anything to help golf attract more spectators, hopefully those who are a little younger than our typical audience.
No one can accuse Homa of being careless about his work. His victory was the sixth in his career, beating world number 2 Jon Rahm, and other great champions such as Collin Morikawa and Keegan Bradley. Then after taking home more than a million and a half dollars for winning the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open why doesn't he play a practice match on Monday too?
A testament to how much the PGA Tour star loves golf and how well he's playing the sport right now, Homa won the "famous" Monday skin match at Papago Golf Course.
Ryan French, better known as Monday Q Info on Twitter, has tracked down the final results of the non-televised round… Homa confirmed to French that he played on Monday, to which French replied that he has video proof: The Scottsdale resident often participates in the weekly skin on that course.
Other tour pros who live in the area such as Pat Perez, Joel Dahmen and Martin Laird take advantage of this, playing there to stay fit during their off weeks. However, it was especially nice that the new dad showed up so quickly after having lifted the trophy just two days earlier.
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