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Posted February 22, 2021 in "Watts" In The Bag by Tom Brassell
You might say that Max Homa was on a mini-roll coming into the Genesis Invitational, having made five straight cuts. Four rounds later, Homa left Riviera as a champion. Winning at Riviera was always a dream for him since he first attended the PGA Tour event as a toddler. He never could have imagined a finish like Sunday at the Genesis Invitational.
On Sunday, Homa was the one setting the pace, playing ahead of the leaders in the next to final group. After Sam Burns bogeyed the 14th hole, he moved into a tie for the lead at 11 under. Homa kept his card clean of bogies while stacking up five birdies, including one on the par-5 17th hole to move to 12 under.
Tony Finau was looking down on the 18th green from near the famous clubhouse at Riviera, after turning in a final-round 64 finish at 12 under. Then, with the camera focused in on him, Homa ripped his tee shot on 18 and then cozied a wedge to just outside of three feet. One more birdie would win it.
Then came the dreaded jinx. After CBS’s Jim Nantz remarked that Homa’s next drink might be of champagne (after he took a sip of water), Homa missed the putt. He finished regulation at 12 under to force a playoff.
After they both Homa adn Finau shared pars on the first playoff hole, the short 10th, Homa made par on the par-3 14th while Finau bogeyed, giving Homa the win.
Check out “Watts” in Max Homa’s bag below.
Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees) – Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 130 MSI 60 TX
3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting) – Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI 80 TX
7-wood: Titleist TSi2 (21 degrees) – Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX
Irons: Titleist 620 MB (4-9) – Shafts: KBS $ Taper 130 X
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 50-12F, 56-14F, 60-04L) – Shafts: KBS $ Taper 130 X (46-56), KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S (60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T5W
Grips: Golf Pride BCC
Ball: Titleist Pro V1