Player Profile: Cal's Max Homa
Max Homa recently helped the California
take home the Burns
Intercollegiate title in blistering fashion.
The Bears' junior went 66-71-72--209 to help
Cal win by seven shots. The rising amateur
already seen success at the U.S. Amateur and
was in contention at a number of top events
Max spoke with amateurgolf.com following the
Bears' Burns Intercollegiate victory:
amateurgolf.com: When did you
Max Homa: I've been playing since I
was two years old. My dad would come home
from work and go to the range and I'd always
be there waiting to go. He taught me
everything I knew until I started working with
a swing coach. He still helps me with my
AGC: Why did you choose to go to
MH: For a couple of reasons. I have
some family that live nearby and I had been
going to Cal football games for a while. It's a
great combination school with great
and athletics. It's an honor and privilege to
play at and attend Cal. I was recruited by a
few others but it was really exciting getting in
AGC: What is your ultimate goal in
game of golf?
MH: I want to get on to the PGA
Tour. I want to contend in some majors and I
want to be the No. 1 golfer on tour. I know
that may be reaching for the stars but if I get
on tour, I'll feel like I've had some pretty good
AGC: If you could win one major,
would it be?
MH: I've debated myself about this.
It's between the Master's and the U.S. Open.
The Open is the biggest test of golf and will
prove the most about a golfer but Augusta has
all the tradition. I don't know which one would
be more satisfying.
AGC: What does your tournament
resume look like? Which events do you make
sure not to miss each summer?
MH: I reached the quarterfinal of the
Amateur in 2010. I don't know what
top that. It was the time of my life and went
by so quickly but I can still remember
everything about it. It really taught me a lot
about myself and built my confidence. I also
really like the Sunnehanna,
has a good field. The Players
Amateur in South Carolina was great too.
I almost won that. I also like playing in the Porter
and the Western
AGC: Finally, who can you compare
your game to?
MG: I don't know if I can compare
game to him, but I like the way Rickie Fowler
plays. He lets it go and is not afraid of
anything. He's my favorite player to watch. I
don't know if I play like him but he has no
I'd love to play like him.