The Max Homa story keeps getting better.
It was charming when Homa won the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship, completing a professional resurrection from the kind of dark place that has crushed innumerable careers, digging his way out with hard work, steel-toed perseverance and a pilot light that never went out.
“I’m tough,” Homa said that Sunday after beating his buddy Joel Dahmen. “I don’t know about my golf all the time, but I’m tough.”
Two years earlier, Homa had missed 15 cuts in 17 PGA Tour starts, been relegated to the Korn Ferry Tour and, if he was known at all outside his close circle of friends and family, it was for his social-media observations.
Max Homa has played his way into the nucleus of American professional golf. Photo: Sean M. Haffey, Getty Images
Homa’s is still a charming story, with a twinkle-in-the-eye perspective as smile-inducing and thought-provoking as ever. He is in a different place now, and not just because he and his wife, Lacey, became first-time parents late last year.
His victory Saturd...
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