Winner’s Circle: Max Homa Claims Overtime Victory at the Genesis

Max Homa Wins Genesis Invitational
Max Homa reacts on the 14th green in a playoff against Tony Finau (not pictured) during the final round of The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 21, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Max Homa shot a final-round 66 at Riviera Country Club, and then edged Tony Finau in a playoff to claim victory at the Genesis Invitational.

A Los Angeles native, Homa finished his final day in Pacific Palisades with a bogey-free scorecard, highlighted by five birdies, to reach 12-under par and join Finau in a playoff.

After each posted 4s on the first playoff hole (No. 10), Homa clinched the title with a clutch birdie on the par-4 14th.

Sam Burns, the 18-,36-, and 54-hole leader, appeared on cruise control, and was 13-under par through 11 holes, but three bogeys in a four-hole stretch (Nos. 12, 14, and 15) sent him home with a solo third-place finish at 11-under par.




PRO-FILE

Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 175 lb
Birthdate: November 19, 1990 (age 30)
Native: Burbank, CA
College: U Cal-Berkeley


FINAL TOP-5 FINISHERS

Pos-Player-Score (Final Rd)
1. Max Homa -12 (-5)
2. Tony Finau -12 (-6)
3. Sam Burns -11 (-2)
4. Cameron Smith -9 (-4)
5. Jon Rahm -7 (-5)
5. Viktor Hovland -7 (-4)
5. Matthew Fitzpatrick -7 (E)


HOMA: ROUND BY ROUND

Round 1

Pos-Player-To Par
1. Sam Burns -7
2. Max Homa -5

Round 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Sam Burns -12 (-5)
6. Max Homa -6 (-1)

Round 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Sam Burns -9 (+3)
2. Max Homa -7 (-1)


HOMA’S STATS

Driving: 290.1 yards (58th)
Fairways: 31/56, 55.4% (8th)
Greens: 46/72, 63.5% (4th)
Putts: 1.596 (3rd)
Scoring: 2 Eagles, 17 Birdies, 46 Pars, 9 Bogeys


THE TROPHY PHOTO

Max Homa Wins Genesis Invitational
Max Homa celebrates with the trophy after defeating Tony Finau of the United States (not pictured) in a playoff to win The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 21, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

HOMA’S 2021 PGA TOUR SEASON

Starts: 11
Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 1 (Genesis Invitational)
Additional Top 10s: 1
Money: $2,254,609 (9th)
Points: 803 (10th)
World Rank Before/After: 91st/38th


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 2
2021 Genesis Invitational
2019 Wells Fargo Championship

Web.com Tour: 2
2016 Rust-Oleum Championship
2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am


EARNINGS & RANKINGS

With his win, Homa earned $1,674,000 and 500 points to move to 9th on the money list, and 10th on the points lists.

Homa received 68 OWGR points, and will move from No. 91 to 38th in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory. By virtue of moving into the world top 50, Homa also punches a ticket into next week’s World Golf Championship in Florida.


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