WEB.COM TOUR FINALS
Homa secures TOUR return via Web.com Tour Finals
September 02, 2018
By Adam Stanley, PGATOUR.COM
Max Homa comments after securing PGA TOUR card at DAP ChampionshipFollowing his final-round, 3-under 67 to finish T6 at DAP Championship presented by NewBrick, Max Homa describes the feeling of earning his PGA TOUR card after narrowly finishing inside the top 75 of the Regular Season money list to avoid Q-School.
Max Homa told PGA TOUR Digital earlier this week that was a nice feeling to be confident in his golf game once again.
And with an increased confidence came better results, as Homa – a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour – notched a tie for seventh this week at the DAP Championship, and with it, a return to the PGA TOUR.
“The lows I felt for two years were pretty rough,” admitted Homa. “It’s hard to like yourself and honestly … I hadn’t left a golf tournament very happy in a long time. It’s been nice the last four or five weeks, just leaving golf tournaments feeling good about my game and myself and not thinking about what I could have done better.”
Homa shot a 3-under-par 67 Sunday. He was flirting with the lead through the middle part of his round, but he dropped down the leaderboard with bogeys on Nos. 10 and 13.
However, his 9-under total for the week was good enough. His tie for seventh, combined with a T21 at last week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, means a return to the TOUR for Homa, who admitted he was struggling with his mental approach to golf earlier this year after a string of missed cuts.
“It’s been rough,” said Homa of his year. “But I’ve been trying to tell myself lately … as bad as I’ve played the last two years, it’s nice to feel some pressure. It’s a welcome feeling.
“I was playing well the three weeks before, so coming into this, I felt great; I just wanted the opportunity … I might have been 73rd on the (Regular Season) money list, but it felt like the game was in a really good place.”
Homa said he had issues with his driver earlier this year, but no such struggles emerged this week in Ohio. He averaged 311 yards off the tee and hit nearly 70 percent of his fairways for the week.
“When I find fairways, I know I can play with about anybody on the PGA TOUR,” said Homa. “I still need to clean some things up, but my whole thing is (that) if the driver isn’t good, it’s so hard to play golf. It’s been fun to feel like I’m in rounds longer and a big number isn’t coming.
“I’m feeling good about my game finally, and it feels good to be able to say that.”