John Maxwell Homa was born on November 19, 1990. Max Homa is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won the Individual NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in 2013. He has six PGA Tour victories as a professional.
Homa graduated in 2009 from Valencia High School in the Santa Clarita Valley. He was a four-time first-team All-Foothill League selection. Then, he played college golf at the University of California, as a junior in 2011-12, Homa was a third-team PING Division I All-American and second-team All-Pac-12 and PING Division I All-West Region. In 2012-13 he was ranked No. 19 nationally by Golfweek and No. 22 according to Golfstat, was first-team All-Pac-12, ranked No. 17 on the final Palmer Cup Ranking, and won the Pac-12 Championship.
In 2011, Homa won the amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur. He ended the year ranked 8th in California, 36th in the U.S., and 89th in the world according to amateurgolf.com. In 2012, he ended the year ranked 5th in California, 18th in the U.S., and 50th in the world according to amateurgolf.com.
Homa played in the 2013 U.S. Open as an amateur and won the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship as an individual. He was chosen for the 2013 Walker Cup team and turned pro following the event.
Homa competed in 27 PGA Tour tournaments during the 2015 season. He won $380,339 after 12 cuts. He was eliminated from the FedEx Cup after finishing 163rd. During the 2016 Web.com Tour season, Homa came from seven strokes behind to win the Rust-Oleum Championship, recovering his PGA Tour Card for the 2016-17 season.
In the 2017 PGA Tour season, Homa made only two cuts in 17 events and lost his card. That year he made just $18,008. In 2017 he tweeted: “Had a few caddies hit me up recently hoping to team up. They heard they usually get weekends off which is apparently a great selling point.”
In the 2018 Web.com Tour season, Homa regained his PGA Tour card for the 2019 PGA Tour season.
Homa won his first PGA Tour title in 2019 with a three-shot victory against Joel Dahmen at the Wells Fargo Championship. Homa won $1.422 million, a two-year extension of his PGA Tour card, and spots in the PGA Championship and the 2020 Masters Tournament.
In 2021, Homa won his second PGA Tour title in a playoff over Tony Finau at the Genesis Invitational. Later, at the Fortinet Championship, the first tournament of the 2021-22 season, Homa earned his third PGA Tour victory.
In May 2022, Homa won the Wells Fargo Championship for a second time. He ended the season finishing in a tie for 5th at the Tour Championship.
In September 2022, he successfully defended the Fortinet Championship, chipping in for a birdie on the final hole to beat Danny Willett by one stroke. He was selected to play on the U.S. team in the 2022 Presidents Cup; he won all four of the matches he played.
In 2023, Max Homa won the Farmers Insurance Open. He came from behind with a final round six-under par 66 for a two shot victory over Keegan Bradley.