Another week, another win with the New 2019 Titleist Pro V1 golf ball and TS metals, as Max Homa captured his first PGA Tour victory at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Homa pulled away from the field at Quail Hollow Club on Sunday, finishing three shots clear of Joel Dahmen (Pro V1), who also secured his best-ever PGA Tour finish. Playing in the final group for the first time in his career, Homa closed with a 4-under-par 67 en route to a 15-under 269 victory total.
Two years ago, in his second stint on the PGA Tour, the former NCAA champion from Cal made only two cuts the entire season and played only one round on a Sunday. He fought back last season on the Web.com Tour, notching two top-10 finishes to earn another chance to prove himself on golf's biggest stage.
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"I was really happy with myself today. My hands were solid as a rock on the club and the golf swing and putting stroke were as good as I could have imagined it. I know I haven’t had a ton of success out here, but I’ve done some pretty cool things — Walker Cup, National Championship, won a couple Web.com events — and that’s how it’s always felt. And it was cool to feel that even on this stage.
Reflecting on the last two years, I know I’m tough. I refuse to give up. I refuse to give in and I believe that hard work will pay off if you keep your attitude in check."
- Max Homa
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With the win, Homa rises to No. 35 in the FedEx points standing. He also earned a spot the upcoming PGA Championship, as well as next year's Masters.
After missing five of his first six cuts to start the season, Homa switched to the New Pro V1 golf ball at the Desert Classic. He has made 7 of 9 cuts since then, including three top 20’s and his first trip to the Winner's Circle on the PGA Tour.
This is also just the third week Homa has been playing the New Titleist TS4 driver. He was among the first to put it into play when it was introduced to tour players at this year's Valero Texas Open — and he is the very first to win with it
“Max's high spin and high speed made him a perfect candidate for this driver," said Titleist Tour Rep Jim Curran. "After nine holes in his first practice round at Valero, Max said the spin reduction was very positive, he saw increased distance and he would be putting it in play that week. He immediately liked the size and shape of the TS4 when he first saw it, and we kept him in the same 9.5 loft that he was using in his TS3. He said he could still hit his 'fairway finder' fade, only it's longer. Max also said he can use the driver off the deck when necessary on the longer par 5's."
Homa ranked 3rd in Driving Distance at Valero at 317.7 yards. This week he finished among the Top 20 in Driving Distance at 312.6.
Homa topped the field in Putts Per Greens in Regulation (1.612) this week, relying on a Scotty Cameron T5W putter. He switched to the Futura model at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year.
Let's take a closer look at all the Titleist equipment that Max relied on to capture his maiden PGA Tour victory.
MAX'S WINNING SETUP:
Golf Ball: New 2019 Pro V1
Driver: TS4 (9.5º)
Fairway: TS3 (15º)
Hybrid: 818 H2 (19º)
Irons: 718 MB (4-9)
Wedges:Vokey Design SM7 pitching (46.10 F Grind), gap (50.12 F Grind), sand (54.14 F Grind) and lob (60.04 L Grind)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura T5W
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Congratulations on your breakthrough win, Max!