Max Homa is quickly becoming one of the best players in Cal men’s golf program
history. Homa is the active career leader in every major statistical category: He
leads the team in stroke average (72.4) and shares the lowest 18-hole score (63).
Homa, a junior for the Golden Bears, has recorded seven top- 10 finishes (six of
them top 5s) and one career tie for medalist honors. Away from school, Homa,
No. 32 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, recorded a T5 at this year’s Jones
Cup. In 2011, he posted a fourth-place finish at The Players Amateur, T8 at the
Sunnehanna Amateur and a T21 at the Porter Cup.
BIRTHDATE November 19, 1990
BIRTHPLACE Burbank, Calif.
HIDDEN TALENT I can contort my tongue into the shape of a three-leaf clover.
BEST GOLF TIP Having a solid short game will lead to consistent scores.
DREAM FOURSOME Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson.
LOVE TO TRADE PLACES WITH FOR A DAY Can’t think of anyone.
FAVORITE GOLFER(S) Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler.
FAVORITE FOOD(S) Corn and any kind of pasta.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT The mental side of the game.
SUPERSTITIONS I have to write “ 25” on all my golf balls.
FAVORITE NON-GOLF ATHLETE Michael Jordan.
FAVORITE COURSE Cypress Point Club.
BIGGEST FEAR Failure.
FAVORITE CLUB My putter.
LOWEST ROUND EVER 62.
AGE I FIRST BROKE 70 10.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S) “Step Brothers,” “Despicable Me,”
and the Bourne trilogy.
WORDS TO LIVE BY Don’t practice until you get it right,
practice until you can’t get it wrong.
SHOT I LOVE TO PRACTICE 3-wood stinger.
ON MY PLAYLIST “Dollar and a Dream” and “Lights Please”
by J. Cole, “Hard Knock Life” by Jay-Z.
BALL MARKER A poker chip that says “responsibility” on it
from The First Tee.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER Titleist 910 D3 9. 5 degrees, FAIRWAY WOOD Titleist 910Fd 13. 5 degrees (3-wood),
Titleist 910F 17 degrees (5-wood), IRONS Titleist 712, WEDGES Titleist Vokey SM4 54 and
60 degrees, PUTTER Scotty Cameron Circle T, BALL Titleist Pro V1x.
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