Max Homa rallies from six-shot deficit for sixth PGA Tour victory at 2023 Farmers Insurance coverage Open
Max Homa began the ultimate spherical of the Farmers Insurance coverage Open 5 photographs again of Sam Ryder. With 16 holes to go, Homa trailed by six.
Nonetheless, two sensible photographs into the back-nine par 3s that resulted in birdies capped a stellar last spherical that noticed Homa shoot 6-under 66 to win at Torrey Pines for his sixth PGA Tour victory. It’s Homa’s second victory of the 2022-23 Tour season, together with his win on the Fortinet Championship in September, and his fourth triumph within the state of California.
It’s the fifth time Homa has trailed getting into the ultimate spherical and ended up profitable. He completed at 13 underneath, two strokes forward of Keegan Bradley and three in entrance of Collin Morikawa.
Ryder’s downfall got here on the fifteenth gap, when his tee shot went into the precise tough and his second got here up effectively in need of the inexperienced. His third shot went lengthy and into the tough. He ended up making double bogey and added one other bogey on the seventeenth.
Keegan Bradley made a run late, firing the one bogey-free spherical of the day with a 6-under 66. He pulled his second shot on the par-5 18th into the bunker left of the inexperienced, and he was unable to get up-and-down for birdie. Bradley, who gained the Zozo Championship earlier this season, completed at 11 underneath.
Jon Rahm, who entered the ultimate spherical in second place with an opportunity for his third win in as many begins, bogeyed his first gap and shot 3 over on the entrance 9. He wasn’t capable of recuperate from his poor begin.
Homa made headlines in the course of the third spherical when he was mic’d up throughout a gap. It’s one thing he stated he hopes sticks round. With him being the primary to be mic’d up throughout a spherical and happening to win, others could possibly be lined up to take action sooner or later.