Max Homa took advantage of over-par rounds by leader Sam Ryder and tournament favorite Jon Rahm to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines by two strokes over Keegan Bradley. Check our 2023 Famers Insurance Recap.
The Los Angeles-area native is becoming tough to beat. In his home state of California, it’s his fourth win in the Golden State in the past two years. Homa also has won the past two Fortinet Championships (You can check the 2022 Fortinet Championship Recap here). Homa conquered the Genesis Invitational in 2021.
Homa closed the tournament with a 6-under 66 to finish at -13 for the event. He put an exclamation point on his round with a birdie putt on 18 to seal the two-shot victory.
“It’s nice to win up and down the state of California and, you know, carry that L.A. logo on my head and in my heart,” Homa said after the win. “I love what today was. It was incredible. The confidence is becoming more steady.”
The win made Homa the second two-time winner on the PGA Tour in the 2022-23 season, joining Rahm after he won two of the last three tournaments. As a result, he’s now second in the FedEx Cup standings.
“I hope that I haven’t seen my best day yet, my favorite day yet,” Homa said. “I’m sure there will be many other great, great days. Today feels like the best day ever. I hope that tomorrow feels better. You’re just hopeful. I think all of us kind of have that. You just hope for the best and stay the course.”
Rahm was going for a three-peat after he won his previous two starts this month. He started today in the final group with Sam Ryder, who was the leader by two strokes over the Spaniard. But Rahm bogeyed the first hole on Saturday and wasn’t a factor, finishing at +2 on the day, but racked up another top-10 finish, tying for seventh.
“I knew a couple under probably would have had a chance, but I just didn’t have it,” Rahm, the FedEx Cup points leader, said after his round.
Jason Day, a two-time winner here, tied for seventh at -8 with Rahm, and Tony Finau and Hideki Matsuyama tied for ninth at -7.
The PGA Tour’s California swing continues with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at one of the world’s most famous courses. Tom Hoge is the defending champion and will be joined by the likes of 2017 winner Jordan Spieth, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Viktor Hovland.
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