This week, ax Homa is in excellent health. Homa is now in the U.S. team room at Quail Hollow getting ready to compete in his first-ever team event at the Presidents Cup. Homa just opened the 2019 PGA Tour season with his sixth win. You can’t, however, always satisfy everyone, as the adage goes.
One Twitter user thought Tuesday would be the best day to criticize Homa, criticising his playing history and claiming Cam Smith’s triumph at the LIV Chicago tournament was more spectacular than Homa’s victory at the Fortinet Championship over the weekend.
“No offense to Max Homa… but in the last 11 majors he has: 7 missed cuts, No top 10s, Only 1 finish better than 40th,” the user wrote. “That win is no where near as significant than Cam Smith winning on LIV.”
Homa chose to call the user to task rather than let it slip, creating his own takedown response and disseminating it to his 474,000 Twitter followers:
“The funny thing is if I played on that tour all these Twitter dorks (no offense) would be using my name to explain how strong their fields are,” Homa wrote.
Homa was obviously trying to be hilarious, but he also had a point.
First, the critic said that Homa “was the highest ranked player heading into the weak PGA event and won” at the Fortinet Championship. Homa was not the highest-ranked player in the field, despite the fact that autumn tournaments on the PGA Tour often have lower fields than the majors and other prestigious events. As opposed to Homa, who began the week at No. 22, Hideki Matsuyama was ranked No. 16 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Homa rose to No. 16 with his second consecutive Fortinet victory, while Matsuyama dropped to No. 17. Aside from Smith, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Brooks Koepka, who were all bonafide stars on the LIV Chicago field, Smith was the only one of the field’s 48 players to be rated higher than Homa.
Since LIV events do not yet provide OWGR points, it is impossible to make a precise comparison. But in light of everything, it’s difficult to contest Homa’s assertion.
Original article posted on Golf.com
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