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Max Homa Wins Farmers Insurance Open

Max Homa Wins Farmers Insurance Open

Max Homa came back from a five-shot deficit to come up trumps at the Farmers Insurance Open, his second win of the season.

Homa, who began the final day five shots behind the lead, overturned the deficit by carding seven birdies and a lone bogey to finish on six-under 66 on the South Course at Torrey Pines.

The World No. 16 finished two shots ahead of Keegan Bradley and three ahead of Collin Morikawa. Overnight leader Sam Ryder could only settle with a T4 finish alongside Sahith Theegala and Sungjae Im.

This is the 32-year-old’s sixth PGA TOUR Triumph following his last victory at the Fortinet Championship in September 2022.

“Obviously there’s a tonne of great players. That board was stacked. But I just had to know that it’s obviously a hard golf course,” said Homa.

“Winning takes a lot of luck, but it just takes, I think, a lot of patience and knowing that, especially on these final rounds, 18 holes is a marathon and a lot of stuff goes on.”

Spain’s Jon Rahm began the final day two shots behind the leader but stumbled to finish tied-seventh with an eight under and miss out on the chance of claiming a third consecutive PGA TOUR victory.

“I got a lot of bad breaks,” Rahm said. “Anytime I was in the rough I was just dead as could be.

“I can guarantee you one thing, if you’re in the fairway you don’t get bad breaks,” he added. “Just have to play better.”

The next event on the PGA TOUR is the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am taking place in California between 2nd – 5th February.