Max Homa’s Hilarious Response to Second Career Hole-in-One

Max Homa, 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic,(Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)
Max Homa, 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic,(Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) /

During Sunday’s final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Max Homa found the perfect workaround to fixing his troubles with mid-range putts: a hole-in-one.

Homa recorded the second ace of his PGA Tour career on the par-3 15th at Detroit Golf Club, where he used a pitching wedge to tee-off on the 140-yard hole.

Homa explained his approach to the hole.

"“I missed every seven- to 12-footer of the week, so decided just to aim closer to the hole. It was like a perfect pitching wedge. It was like if it landed short, I thought it would skip forward. If it landed where it did, it should get close. I made a good swing on it.”"

Homa’s putting woes this weekend were certainly an anomaly. For the tournament, he ranked 68th in strokes gained: putting at -1.468; for the season he is ranked 8th overall. His ace was a welcomed break from the putter.

Unfortunately, Homa missed his ball going in, but enjoyed the patrons’ celebrations.

"“Couldn’t see it. I made two [on Tour] now, couldn’t see either of them, so one day it’d like tosee it go in. But it’s cool to here the roar, especially on that hole, that hole’s awesome, so it was fun.”"

A special shoutout to the Kobe celebration and tee-drop by Homa, possibly one of the smoother hole-in-one reactions on the Tour.

After his round, the California native did what he does second best to golfing and shared a hilarious tweet commenting on the ace.

Max Homa finished T21 at -15 but was still able to poke fun at himself.

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Though the stellar ace may have not done much to shoot him up the leaderboard and put him in contention, it did add another layer of excitement to an already electric final round.

And, of course, allowed for one of our favorite off-the-green occasions: a hilarious Max Homa Tweet.