The Genesis Invitational R4

Max Homa wins second PGA title in playoff

February 18-21
The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California
$9,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Max Homa started the final day of The Genesis Invitational in a three-way tie three shots behind leader Sam Burns at 7-under and fired a 66 having missed a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to tie with Tony Finau at 12-under leading to a playoff.


“You’re not supposed to miss a 3-footer in front of Tiger Woods,” said Homa. “I saw him yesterday and was too scared to talk to him. But he’s forced to talk to me now.”

Luck was not with him in the first extra hole on the par-4 10th when his tee shot settled next to a tree but he managed to par, as did Finau. Homa then parred again on the next extra hole at the par-3 14th and was saved when Finau found a bunker and bogeyed.



With the 550 FedExCup points he collected with his second PGA win, Homa moves up to No. 10 in the FedExCup standings. He is also now eligible for the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession next week as well as the Masters.

“I’ve been watching this tournament my whole life,” said Homa said, who grew up nearby in Valencia. “Wow. I didn’t think it would be like this. The city of Champions, Dodgers, Lakers, me now. It’s a weird feeling.”


Finau has had twenty one top-5 finishes since the start of the 2016-17 season and has been runner up ten times since his single PGA win in the Puerto Rico Open five years ago but this time at least his final round 64 was the low round of the weekend.

“Anytime I’ve had a chance to win, I haven’t been the guy that went low and today I was, so I can take a lot of confidence from that,” said Finau. “That’s something that I wanted to happen today to just prove to myself on Sundays that I can put myself in the thick of it and shoot a number. At the end of the day I’m going to be able to look back on that and have a lot of positives to take from it.”

“It’s bittersweet to be in this position again, but I never get tired of playing good golf and that’s what I tell myself every week. Sports is about winning, I’ve said that many times. I grew up trying to win every tournament I play, nothing’s changed. But I know at the end of the day you’re going to lose a lot more times than you’re going to win on the PGA TOUR.”

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Overnight leader Sam Burns, who closed his third round on Sunday morning with a 74, fired four birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 31 but unfortunately produced three bogeys and a single bogey on the back nine to close with a 69 narrowly missing out on the playoff and finished third at 11-under.

World Number 1 Dustin Johnson, playing in the final group, started his round two shots off the lead but fired four birdies and five bogeys to close with a 72 and finished tied for eight at 6-under.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Max Homa
-12
66
70
70
66
272
2
Tony Finau
-12
71
67
70
64
272
3
Sam Burns
-11
64
66
74
69
273
4
Cameron Smith
-9
69
68
71
67
275
T5
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-7
66
71
69
71
277
T5
Viktor Hovland
-7
71
69
70
67
277
T5
Jon Rahm
-7
70
69
72
66
277
T8
Wyndham Clark
-6
67
69
73
69
278
T8
Dustin Johnson
-6
68
67
71
72
278
T8
Matt Jones
-6
67
72
69
70
278
T8
Francesco Molinari
-6
68
73
70
67
278
T12
Talor Gooch
-5
68
71
69
71
279
T12
Alex Noren
-5
67
70
71
71
279
T12
Patrick Rodgers
-5
71
69
70
69
279
T15
Patrick Cantlay
-4
67
70
71
72
280
T15
James Hahn
-4
74
66
71
69
280
T15
Xander Schauffele
-4
71
69
71
69
280
T15
Jordan Spieth
-4
68
68
73
71
280
T15
Will Zalatoris
-4
69
69
75
67
280
T20
Rickie Fowler
-3
70
71
73
67
281
T20
Branden Grace
-3
71
69
70
71
281
T20
Matthew NeSmith
-3
70
70
73
68
281
T20
Cheng Tsung Pan
-3
71
70
72
68
281
T20
Scottie Scheffler
-3
67
74
74
66
281
T20
Nick Taylor
-3
72
69
71
69
281
T26
Jim Furyk
-2
69
70
74
69
282
T26
Lanto Griffin
-2
69
71
74
68
282
T26
Adam Hadwin
-2
71
71
70
70
282
T26
Scott Harrington
-2
71
66
75
70
282
T26
Andrew Landry
-2
69
69
72
72
282
T26
Cameron Tringale
-2
69
71
73
69
282
T32
Bo Hoag
-1
73
68
73
69
283
T32
Mackenzie Hughes
-1
69
71
74
69
283
T32
Jason Kokrak
-1
67
68
74
74
283
T32
Marc Leishman
-1
69
73
73
68
283
T32
Andrew Putnam
-1
71
71
73
68
283
T32
Kyle Stanley
-1
70
71
71
71
283
T38
Tyler Duncan
E
69
70
75
70
284
T38
Russell Henley
E
69
72
73
70
284
T38
Brooks Koepka
E
68
70
77
69
284
T38
Kevin Na
E
70
72
72
70
284
T38
Adam Scott
E
69
73
76
66
284
T43
Wesley Bryan
1
69
70
78
68
285
T43
Cameron Davis
1
71
69
77
68
285
T43
Brian Harman
1
72
69
71
73
285
T43
Collin Morikawa
1
73
69
70
73
285
T43
Sebastián Muñoz
1
68
71
76
70
285
T43
Joaquin Niemann
1
67
68
78
72
285
T43
J.T. Poston
1
74
68
72
71
285
T43
Brendan Steele
1
71
69
74
71
285
T43
Sepp Straka
1
70
71
73
71
285
T52
Charley Hoffman
2
69
72
74
71
286
T52
Tom Hoge
2
72
69
73
72
286
T52
Danny Lee
2
72
70
72
72
286
T52
Tyler McCumber
2
67
68
77
74
286
T52
Kevin Streelman
2
72
66
75
73
286
T57
J.B. Holmes
3
70
69
75
73
287
T57
Nate Lashley
3
73
68
75
71
287
T57
Richy Werenski
3
70
71
76
70
287
T60
Keegan Bradley
4
68
74
75
71
288
T60
Brian Gay
4
72
69
77
70
288
T62
Charl Schwartzel
5
75
67
73
74
289
T62
Harold Varner III
5
70
72
77
70
289
T64
Scott Piercy
6
73
67
75
75
290
T64
Matthew Wolff
6
71
70
77
72
290
66
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
9
70
72
79
72
293
67
Sung Kang
10
71
68
83
72
294
CUT
Ryan Armour
1
71
72
143
CUT
Stewart Cink
1
73
70
143
CUT
Corey Conners
1
72
71
143
CUT
Austin Cook
1
72
71
143
CUT
Sergio Garcia
1
72
71
143
CUT
Doug Ghim
1
71
72
143
CUT
Mark Hubbard
1
74
69
143
CUT
Russell Knox
1
73
70
143
CUT
Matt Kuchar
1
71
72
143
CUT
Martin Laird
1
75
68
143
CUT
Luke List
1
70
73
143
CUT
Maverick McNealy
1
72
71
143
CUT
Troy Merritt
1
70
73
143
CUT
Henrik Norlander
1
72
71
143
CUT
Pat Perez
1
71
72
143
CUT
Chez Reavie
1
73
70
143
CUT
Abraham Ancer
2
71
73
144
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
2
75
69
144
CUT
Tae Hoon Kim
2
69
75
144
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
2
71
73
144
CUT
Denny McCarthy
2
74
70
144
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
2
75
69
144
CUT
Doc Redman
2
74
70
144
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
2
71
73
144
CUT
Brian Stuard
2
75
69
144
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
2
72
72
144
CUT
Brendon Todd
2
72
72
144
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
3
75
70
145
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
3
72
73
145
CUT
Adam Long
3
69
76
145
CUT
Camilo Villegas
3
71
74
145
CUT
Jim Herman
4
73
73
146
CUT
Willie Mack III
4
70
76
146
CUT
Peter Malnati
4
73
73
146
CUT
Robby Shelton
4
73
73
146
CUT
Robert Streb
4
73
73
146
CUT
Bubba Watson
4
71
75
146
CUT
Gary Woodland
4
73
73
146
CUT
John Augenstein
5
75
72
147
CUT
Lucas Glover
5
71
76
147
CUT
Harry Higgs
5
75
72
147
CUT
Michael Thompson
5
73
74
147
CUT
Si Woo Kim
6
71
77
148
CUT
Joel Dahmen
7
74
75
149
CUT
Rory McIlroy
7
73
76
149
CUT
Tim Widing (a)
7
76
73
149
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
7
76
73
149
CUT
Justin Thomas
8
77
73
150
CUT
Jimmy Walker
8
78
72
150
CUT
Padraig Harrington
9
75
76
151
CUT
Charles Howell III
9
79
72
151
CUT
Angus Flanagan (a)
11
75
78
153
WD
Tyler Strafaci (a)
E
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