California boy Max Homa rallies to win Fortinet Championship in Napa

Seven months after winning at Riviera, Max Homa went 5 under over his last seven holes to win for the third time on the PGA Tour and the second time in his home state of California.

Homa holed out from the fairway for eagle on the 12th to get to 16 under. He then birdied the 13th to tie Maverick McNealy for the lead. Earlier in the round, McNealy birdied the 9th hole to take a two-shot lead.

Homa then posted birdies on 16 and 17 to get to 19 under. Meanwhile, McNealy made a mess of the 17th hole, posting a crushing double bogey, giving Homa a three-shot lead.

FORTINET: Winner’s bag | Leaderboard | Photos

Homa cruised into the winner’s circle from there. He posted a pair of 65s on the weekend. McNealy, who finished solo second after an eagle on 18, is now winless in 67 starts on Tour.

Homa hole-out! @MaxHoma23 eagles to get within 1 of the lead. pic.twitter.com/drfVOIsaE0

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Silverado Resort & Spa’s North Course was the host of the kickoff event of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season. The Tour takes next week off for the Ryder Cup.

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