Max Homa goes for major glory at 88th Masters

Max Homa - The Masters
Max Homa - The Masters / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages

Max Homa's major championship struggles have been well-documented over the years. He's a fan favorite and a star on the PGA Tour, but he's missing a key piece to his golfing resume and he knows that.

Max Homa has never won a major and his performances in them have not been good.

In the 17 majors he's played, Max has missed the cut in 9 of them. His best finish is a T10 at The Open Championship in 2023, but even then he was never really in contention on Sunday.

The 33-year-old American made his PGA Tour debut in 2013. It's been an up-and-down road ever since. His route to becoming a top 15 player in the world was different than most.

In 2015, Homa finished 163rd in the FedEx Cup Standings and lost his PGA Tour card. He regained it the next year, only to lose it again in 2017 after missing 15 of 17 cuts. Many would've given up in Max's situation. He was battling his golf swing and his confidence was shaken.

However, Homa did no such thing. He regained his Tour card again in 2018 and then won his first PGA Tour title in 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship. Since then, he's added 5 more PGA Tour victories and is currently ranked 11th in the world but his major championship drought continues.

Homa enters Sunday with a chance to change that. He enters the final round of the Masters just 2 shots back of Scottie Scheffler's lead. He is solo 3rd and will play in the penultimate group alongside Ludvig Aberg.

Chasing down the best player in the world is no easy feat, but that's what it can take to win a major championship. You have to play tremendous golf four days in a row, and sometimes that still isn't enough. Most golfers would kill to have the career that Max Homa has had up to this point, he's won several times and he's secured his future on the PGA Tour. But you don't get your name mentioned with the all-time greats without winning a major. It is by no means too late for Homa either.

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Phil Mickelson won his first one at the age of 34. Fast forward to today and Mickelson is one of the most accomplished golfers of all time. So does Homa have what it takes? Sunday is about proving to the world (and himself) that he does.