Player Profile: Cal's Max Homa
Max Homa recently helped the California
take home the Burns
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:
When did you
: 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
Why did you choose to go to
: 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
: What is your ultimate goal in
game of golf?
: 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
: If you could win one major,
would it be?
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.
What does your tournament
resume look like? Which events do you make
sure not to miss each summer?
: 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
in South Carolina was great too.
I almost won that. I also like playing in the Porter
and the Western
Finally, who can you compare
your game to?
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.