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Posted September 18, 2022 in "Watts" In The Bag by Tom Brassell
By The Associated Press
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa chipped in from nearly 33 feet for birdie on the closing hole, then watched as Danny Willett shockingly three-putted from inside 4 feet on Sunday to give Homa his second straight title at the Fortinet Championship.
Homa high-fived his caddie when his ball hit the flagstick and dropped. His previous shot from a nearby bunker came up short of the green at the par-5 18th hole. Willett, meanwhile, had a one-shot lead at the rain-soaked PGA Tour season opener and stuffed his third shot to 3 feet, 7 inches.
He rammed his first putt 4 feet, 8 inches by, then missed the comebacker to hand Homa his fifth victory on tour.
“Them things happen. Luckily we’ve been in a good position all week and then unfortunate things happen when you feel like you need them most,” said Willett, who’s winless in the United States since he took advantage of Jordan Spieth’s collapse to win the 2016 Masters.
Homa closed with a 4-under 66 for a total of 16-under 272 and now heads to Charlotte, North Carolina, as a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup with three wins in the past 12 months. Willett shot 69. Taylor Montgomery was alone in third at 13 under after a closing 64.
The leaders had their tee times pushed up by nearly four hours in an effort to get the round in before the North course at Silverado Resort & Spa became completely unplayable. Greens that had been hard and fast earlier in the week from the sun and wind were suddenly quite the opposite, slow and soft from all the water.
Check out “Watts” in Max Homa’s bag below.
Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10 degrees, A1) – Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X
3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (16.5 degrees) – Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X
5-wood: Titleist TSR2 (21 degrees @ 20.25 degrees, 0.75 degree flat lie, C1) – Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX
Irons: Titleist T100S (4), Titleist T100 (5), Titleist 620MB (6-9) – Shafts: KBS $ Taper 130 X
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46-10F, 50-12F, 56-14F, 60-04L) – Shafts: KBS $ Taper 130 X (46), KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S (50-60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X T5.5 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1