Max Homa, an American professional golfer, made a surge at the Wells Fargo Championship on Friday with four consecutive birdies starting at No. 13 to move to within three shots of the lead. While this was a cool moment for Homa, given his history at the Quail Hollow Club, it didn’t even come close to his personal highlight reel of the Wells Fargo Championship. Homa listed his top three highlights, which included:
- The 18th hole on Friday at last year’s Presidents Cup, where he paired with Billy Horschel and held off a late charge by International teammates Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith with an 11-foot birdie putt at the final hole for a 1-up victory.
- The 72nd hole at the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship, where he savored the moment of his first PGA Tour victory at the raucous closing hole with a three-stroke lead.
- The opening tee shot on Day 1 at last year’s Presidents Cup (which he didn’t hit). “Watching [his foursome partner Tony Finau] hit the tee shot at the first. I don’t know if I could have hit it so I’m glad he hit it for me,” Homa laughed.
Homa, who went 4-0-0 at last year’s Presidents Cup, also won last year’s Wells Fargo Championship when it was played at TPC Potomac in Maryland, which has made his return to Quail Hollow this year even more special. He loves the course and the fans, and says that the golf course plays into the things he likes to do with the golf ball, with lots of mid-irons and big tee shots, which he excels at, and sees the greens really well. Homa opened with rounds of 70-67 and is 5 under for the week.