Max Homa has vaulted the world rankings over the last few years. Thanks to three victories, including his most recent at the Fortinet Championship a few weeks ago, he has moved all the way to 32nd in the OWGR. It was not until the end of 2018 when he was 843.
Homa’s play has clearly improved, he has gained more confidence, and he has even picked up a few other tricks along the way – as one that comes in handy in eating players.
Homa was this week’s guest on GOLF’s Subpar Podcast with co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz, and Homa told the audience about a tip he took from Knost. Homa said he is trying to teach Tour beginners that.
So what is it, exactly?
“I’m sorry to do that, but rookies teach them something [Colt] taught me, ”Homa said. “So when we eat in player dining, you know we have this amazing free food for us and we got these waiters and waitresses who are so good and you tip them either every day or all week. And sometimes I do not have cash all week because I’m probably losing on like a Tuesday to someone, probably Talor Gooch or something. [Colt] told me, ‘If you do not have cash, if someone else tips and you are the last one at the table, just take their little 10 dollars and put them in front of your plate. That doesn’t mean they get less money, but it does make them think they are yours. ” [Laughs]
Apparently, Bryson DeChambeau has also been one of Knost’s victims over the years.
“So my favorite story [Colt’s] got, he is convinced that Bryson should once give 100 points, and then Bryson got up and he moved it in front of the chair, ”said Homa. “So I try to tell the young people the money [to learn from it]. ”
Homa also talked about the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program, DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka, how he found his confidence and more. You can see the full section below.
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