Max Homa won The Genesis Invitational on Sunday for just his second career PGA Tour win, and he got a nice shoutout from a famous friend.
Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers tweeted about Homa’s win and used the hashtag “city of champions” when congratulating the golfer.
Homa is from the Los Angeles area and gave himself credit for joining the Lakers and Dodgers on winning a title. That’s what Rodgers was referencing with the hashtag.
So what’s the story with Homa and Rodgers? They are friends and played at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in the past. You may recall that Rodgers gave Homa a hilarious first tee introduction at the Charles Schwab last year (video here). Rodgers probably loved seeing his friend and fellow Cal Bear get the win on Sunday.
Max Homa on Sunday captured his second career PGA Tour win, and it led to a big personal moment for him.
Homa, 30, is from the Los Angeles area and was proud to win The Genesis Invitational, which is a Southern California tournament he grew up watching.
Homa blew a short putt on the 18th hole and ended up going to a playoff with Tony Finau. He needed some heroics to extend things to a second playoff hole, which is where he won the event.
Homa then got the opportunity to meet Tiger Woods, whose foundation presented the event. Homa admitted Sunday that he was previously scared to talk to Tiger, but his victory forced the moment.
Woods presented the trophy to Homa, making for a great moment for the young golfer. Homa noted that himself in a tweet.
Homa also was proud to represent Los Angeles well, as he claimed to join the Dodgers and Lakers as locals to win titles.
Homa has lost his PGA Tour card numerous times since turning pro in 2013, but the win this year and at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019 is giving him a nice boost.
The PGA Tour returned to competition on Thursday with the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Texas. Nearly 150 golfers are hoping to win the first pro golf tournament in three months, but none will have a better introduction than Max Homa.
Aaron Rodgers, with his rapidly growing quarantine beard, decided to do the honor of giving Homa a first tee introduction for his first tournament back. Ironically, much of the intro featured Rodgers ripping on Homa’s mustache.
Rodgers and Homa are good friends and have played in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am together. While the intro was excellent, the real takeaway for many of us is that Rodgers is quickly gaining on Ryan Fitzpatrick in the facial hair department.
The offseason may not have gone as Rodgers hoped it would, but the Green Bay Packers star is clearly making the most of it.