Max Homa shot a final-round 66 and then made two pars in a playoff to claim victory over hard-luck Tony Finau at the Genesis Invitational.
Homa finished his final day at historic Riviera Country Club with 13 pars and five birdies, none bigger than a gain on the par-5 17th hole to reach 12 under. He played the 18th about as perfect as one could possibly play it – tee shot, approach – but missed a 3-foot birdie putt to clinch a regulation victory.
On the first playoff hole, he saved par to extend the playoff. But on the next overtime hole, Homa clinched it when Finau failed to get up and down for par from a greenside bunker on the par-3 14th.
The win was Homa’s second career (2019 Wells Fargo Championship) PGA Tour title.
Along with a nice trophy, the 30-year old Burbank, California native earned $1,674,000 and 550 FedExCup points. He also secured 68 first-place OWGR points to jump from No. 91 to 38th in the Official World Golf Rankings and earned a spot in next week’s World Golf Championships.
For his runner-up finish, Finau earned $1,013,000 and 315 FedExCup points. He also picked up 40.8 OWGR points to move to No. 13 in the world rankings.
Final Money, Points, Scores
Riviera Country Club | Pacific Palisades, CA | Feb 21, 2021
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