ORLANDO, FLORIDA (AP) – Max Homa did what he does best when Zach Johnson was chosen U.S. Ryder Cup captain earlier this week: he took to Twitter.
Homa then began lobbying for a captain’s choice, thanking the new captain and listing a few “interesting facts” about himself. That petitioning continued at Bay Hill on Friday afternoon, when Homa was in the band immediately behind Johnson. Homa showed Johnson his American-themed golf cleats, which were white with red and blue spikes, before the round.
Homa stated, “I’m just going to keep lobbying.” “He said I wouldn’t need a pick, so I’m squandering my time, but it’s a nice Plan B.” I’ve got a greater chance than the PIP.”
Homa disclosed on Friday that he finished “somewhere in the 20s” in the inaugural Player Impact Program race, and that he didn’t even make the top ten.
Some may be surprised by Homa’s final standing, given that he is likely the most active Tour pro on Twitter, with over 330,000 followers (over 100,000 more than Jon Rahm). Homa, on the other hand, was not surprised.
“I had a hunch I wasn’t even near it,” Homa remarked, “but you never know.” “It’s the arbitrary ‘contest’ of all time.” It’s quite clear who will make the top eight; I suppose 9 and 10 are the most difficult.”
Homa was quick to react when asked if he wanted to set a new goal for this year.
He answered, “Oh no, I don’t care.” “I’m hoping they blow it up or just give the money to folks at some time.” But calling it a competition is a stretch; I’m not sure what else an average man like me has to do to [get into the top ten].
“To have a shot, I’d have to win three majors this year.”
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