Max Homa, first career title on DP World Tour



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Max Homa, first career title on DP World Tour
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Max Homa lives up to expectations and wins the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa with merit. At Sun City, the American celebrated his first career title on the DP World Tour. Leading from start to finish, the world number 8 emerged victorious with a total of 269 (66 68 69 66, -19), four and five shots ahead of Danish players Nicolai Hojgaard, who finished second with 273 (-15), and Thorbjorn Olesen, who finished third with 274 (-14).

Another American, Justin Thomas, took fourth place with 276 (-12). The former world ranking leader paid a heavy price for a lackluster opening round and moving day, but shone in the second and fourth rounds.

Max Homa, results

On the Gary Player Country Club course (par 72), it was a disappointing performance for Francesco Molinari, who finished 60th with 297 (+9).

The Turin native had a forgettable final score (79, +7), with two birdies, four bogeys, one triple bogey, and one double bogey.

It has been an eventful day, one that ended on a high note. Homa expressed his delight at meeting some fantastic people during his overseas travels and closing the week with a victory.

The 32-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona produced a final score of 66 (-6), including an eagle and six birdies, with two bogeys, leaving his opponents with no crumbs to feast on. This marked another triumph for the American, boasting a total of six victories on the PGA Tour.

His notable performance in South Africa earned him a whopping $1,020,000 from the overall prize purse of $6,000,000.

Tommy Fleetwood's reign at the Nedbank Challenge has come to an end. After claiming victory in the last two editions of the tournament (in 2019 and 2022, with 2020 and 2021's competitions cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic), the Englishman finished in 12th place this year with a score of 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.

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