Max Homa: "Crazy day ended in best way"



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Max Homa: "Crazy day ended in best way"
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Max Homa lived up to expectations and deservedly won the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. In Sun City the American celebrated his first career title on the DP World Tour. Leading from the first to the last lap, the world number 8 imposed himself with a total of 269 (66 68 69 66, -19) respectively by four and five hits the Danes Nicolai Hojgaard, 2nd with 273 (-15), and Thorbjorn Olesen, 3rd with 274 (-14).

Fourth place with 276 (-12) for another American, Justin Thomas. The former world ranking leader paid dearly for an opening round and a moving day that fell short of expectations. While in the second and fourth laps he lit up the scene.

On the Gary Player Country Club course (par 72), a disappointing performance for Francesco Molinari. The blue player ranked 60th with 297 (+9). Partial final (79, +7) to forget for the Turin player, who made two birdies, four bogeys, a triple and a double bogey.

Max Homa, results

"It was a crazy day, which ended in the best way. I met fantastic people on this trip overseas and I'm very happy to have ended the week with a victory", Homa's joy. The 32-year-old from Scottsdale (Ariz.), with a final 66 (-6), the result of an eagle and six birdies, with two bogeys, left only crumbs to his opponents.

Another victory for the American, who boasts six victories on the PGA Tour. The exploit in South Africa earned him 1,020,000 dollars against a total prize money of 6,000,000. Tommy Fleetwood's dominance at the Nedbank Challenge ends.

After having won the last two editions of the tournament (in 2019 and 2022, in 2020 and 2021 the competition was canceled due to Covid-19), this year the Englishman did not go beyond 12th position with 281 ( -7). Max Homa (Scottsdale, November 19, 1990) is an American golfer.

He has been a professional since 2013, previously playing on the Web.com Tour circuit while since the 2014-2015 season he has been playing on the PGA Tour circuit where he won six tournaments. his first victory dates back to 2014, winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament as part of the amateur Web.com Tour circuit.

At the end of the season he finished 17th and received a pass to the PGA Tour for the following season, a pass which he subsequently lost due to poor results. In 2019 and 2022 he won the Wells Fargo Championship, in between these victories he won two other tournaments on the PGA circuit, winning, between February and September 2021, first the Los Angeles Open and then the Fortinet Championship (won again in 2022) . In January 2023 he won the Farmers Insurance Open.

Max Homa