Self-Deprecating Max Homa Earns One Of The More Popular 1st Time PGA Tour Wins

The humor-injected Tour player Max Homa overcame much to finally secure his maiden PGA Tour win yesterday at the Wells Fargo Championship. The one-time University of California stud (winnin the 2013 NCAA Individual crown ) faced some trying times as a pro. But through it all, he was refreshingly honest and funny about those challenges.

I liken him to CBS’s Gary McCord or NBC/GolfChannel’s David Feherty who jumped over the canyon from player to engaging commentator. His Twitter feed is a worthy follow too.

GolfDigest’s Brian Wacker delivers the heartwarming victory details.

After play had been suspended for 62 minutes because of lightning in the area and a heavy downpour, he made another clutch putt, this time a nervy downhill six-footer to save par at No. 14.

“I knew in the back of my mind that I make that putt, I win this golf tournament,” said Homa, who made five birdies and just one bogey en route to a 67 and a three-shot victory over Dahmen at Quail Hollow after shooting a 15-under 269 on the week. “I putted awesome this whole week, and I stood up on that putt and we had a great read, and it was great to see it go in because that’s kind of when I think I knew my golf game was good enough to do this.”

‘I used to say when I hit rock bottom I found a shovel and kept digging. I went to some low places.’

Just over eight months ago, Homa was ranked 1,282nd in the world. Coming into this week, he was still outside the top 400.

He’ll get to tee it up at Augusta National next year. So, how does he predict that’ll go?

How could you not love this guy?