Max Homa was lining up a putt on the 13th green on Sunday when CBS on-course reporter Peter Kostis told the viewing audience a little-known secret.
“You’d like Max Homa, guys,” Peter Kostis. “You’d like this guy. He’s funny.”
Kostis, who went on to say that Homa put on a stand-up comic routine during his 8th-grade talent show, isn’t alone with this opinion. The 28-year-old Homa is one of the wittiest and honest pros in the game, which is old news to those who follow him on Twitter.
Homa won the 2013 NCAA individual championship, yet he still wasn’t a household name on Tour, at least not until Sunday, when he shot 67 to win the Wells Fargo Championship by three for his first career PGA Tour victory.
Before Sunday Homa had two Web.com Tour victories and just three top 10s in 68 PGA Tour starts, and only one of those came in the last three years. It was only in 2017 when he made two of 17 cuts on the PGA Tour and dropped down to the Web.com Tour, but he regained PGA Tour status last fall and now has a crucial two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.
But even while Homa was working on his game inside the ropes, his Twitter game never suffered. He has 26,900 followers whom he entertains often. He talked about his bit of social media celebrity at Pebble Beach in February, where he tied for 10th for his best finish of the season up until Sunday.
“I probably have a fairly large fan base compared to what I deserve for my golf,” Homa told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Not anymore. Here’s a snippet of Homa’s greatest social media hits, which gives you a bit more insight into the Tour’s most recent winner. So go ahead and click that follow button.
On airport travel:
On tee-shot problems:
On Tiger Woods:
On the Three S’s: soccer, shopping and socializing:
On Justin Rose signing with Honma:
Although the above tweet is officially no longer true. Homa led Rose by three entering Sunday’s final round but held off the former World No. 1, Olympic gold medalist and major winner, who shot 68 and finished 3rd, four strokes behind Homa.