Max Homa closed with two birdies and a 65 to claim the Fortinet Championship in California on Sunday. Here is what the American had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 19-under-par, 269.
DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 with 9° loft, fitted with Aldila Rogue Black 130 MSI 60 TX shaft.
3 WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 15˚ loft, with Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI 80 TX shaft.
7 WOOD: Titleist TSi2 with 21˚ loft, with Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX shaft.
IRONS: Titleist 620 MB (4-iron to 9-iron), with KBS $ Taper 130 X shaft.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46˚-10˚ F Grind, 50˚-12˚ F Grind, 56˚-14˚ F Grind & 60˚-04˚ L Grind), with KBS $ Taper 130 X (46, 50, 56) and KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S (60) shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 prototype.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1.
- Homa’s third PGA Tour win comes with almost the exact setup as his second, which he claimed at earlier this year at Riviera. The California native has put new wedges in play at various times but in the same specifications to take advantage of the spin produced by new grooves, while he has changed putters. Similarly opting for a slant neck mallet, Homa ranked 14th in Strokes Gained: Putting for the week at Silverado.
The 30-year-old is a very consistent ball striker, and his use of muscle back blades throughout his entire iron set rather than a combination set shows his precise iron play. The KBS $ Taper shafts in Homa’s irons are somewhat rare on the PGA Tour, but have also previously been the shaft of choice for Aussie Cam Smith. Homa found 72 percent of the greens in regulation this past week, while also ranking sixth in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee.
Homa’s win gives Titleist golf balls the opening win on the PGA Tour for the second straight season after Stewart Cink won this event, then named the Safeway Open, in 2020.
QUOTE: "Sometimes with disappointment comes a lot of motivation. Not making East Lake hurt, not making the Ryder Cup hurt and even though it's just two weeks, I worked my tail off.” – Max Homa.