Wells Fargo International - R4

Max Homa claims maiden PGA Tour win

May 02-05
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
$7,900,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


American Max Homa overcame an untimely weather delay to claim his first PGA Tour title as Rory McIlroy squandered his chance of a third victory in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Homa, who began the day in a tie for the lead with Joel Dahmen and Jason Dufner, carded a final round of 67 at Quail Hollow to finish 15 under par and three shots clear of Dahmen, with Olympic champion Justin Rose a shot further back.

The 28-year-old from California birdied the fifth, seventh, 10th and 11th and was facing a five-foot putt to save par on the 14th when play was suspended due to bad weather.

After a 62-minute delay, Homa calmly converted the putt to remain three shots ahead and a two-putt birdie on the par-five 15th effectively sealed victory for a player ranked 417th in the world at the start of the week.

Asked for his reaction, Homa told Sky Sports: “Like I’m in a dream I think. I didn’t know if this day would ever come, let alone just keeping my (PGA Tour) card.

“But I’ve been working my tail off and I’ve been seeing a lot of great results and my gosh it’s cool to do it here because I love this place as much as any.


“It’s great for my family, my fiance – I’m getting married in a few months – everything’s good now.”

McIlroy, who began his round with six straight pars, looked certain to close the gap to the leaders after hitting two superb shots to the par-five seventh, only to race his eagle putt four feet past the hole and miss the birdie attempt.

Another three-putt resulted in a bogey on the ninth and McIlroy’s faint hopes evaporated on the par-five 10th, where the 30-year-old was within 50 feet of the hole in two but proceeded to duff two chip shots and run up a double-bogey seven.

McIlroy, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Saturday with a third round of 68 to lie two shots off the lead, eventually signed for a closing 73 to finish in a tie for eighth.


Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia shared fourth place with Dufner, Paul Casey and Rickie Fowler after dropping two shots in the last three holes in a closing 68.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Max Homa
USA
-15
69
63
70
67
269
2
Joel Dahmen
USA
-12
66
66
70
70
272
3
Justin Rose
ENG
-11
70
67
68
68
273
T4
Rickie Fowler
USA
-9
71
70
66
68
275
T4
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-9
69
73
65
68
275
T4
Paul Casey
ENG
-9
69
71
66
69
275
T4
Jason Dufner
USA
-9
68
63
71
73
275
T8
Kyle Stanley
USA
-7
69
69
71
68
277
T8
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-7
72
67
69
69
277
T8
Keith Mitchell
USA
-7
68
74
66
69
277
T8
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-7
66
70
68
73
277
T8
Pat Perez
USA
-7
69
68
66
74
277
T13
Shawn Stefani
USA
-6
76
65
70
67
278
T13
Jim Knous
USA
-6
68
72
70
68
278
T13
Adam Schenk
USA
-6
67
74
67
70
278
T13
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-6
68
71
68
71
278
T13
Seamus Power
IRL
-6
69
68
69
72
278
T18
Brendon Todd
USA
-5
68
70
73
68
279
T18
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
70
71
70
68
279
T18
Webb Simpson
USA
-5
69
73
69
68
279
T18
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-5
76
66
67
70
279
T18
Aaron Wise
USA
-5
69
70
69
71
279
T18
Doc Redman
USA
-5
70
70
67
72
279
T24
Brian Harman
USA
-4
68
75
69
68
280
T24
Jason Day
AUS
-4
68
69
74
69
280
T24
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-4
67
74
70
69
280
T24
Bud Cauley
USA
-4
73
70
68
69
280
T28
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-3
74
67
70
70
281
T28
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-3
74
69
68
70
281
T28
Patrick Reed
USA
-3
67
69
71
74
281
T31
Nick Watney
USA
-2
70
72
72
68
282
T31
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
73
70
70
69
282
T31
Alex Prugh
USA
-2
73
68
71
70
282
T31
Lucas Glover
USA
-2
70
69
72
71
282
T31
Cody Gribble
USA
-2
71
72
68
71
282
T31
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-2
70
69
71
72
282
T31
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
67
71
71
73
282
T38
Matt Jones
AUS
-1
70
70
72
71
283
T38
Richy Werenski
USA
-1
70
69
73
71
283
T38
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-1
73
70
69
71
283
T38
Chase Wright
USA
-1
71
72
69
71
283
T38
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-1
68
70
73
72
283
T38
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-1
73
69
68
73
283
T38
Colt Knost
USA
-1
73
68
67
75
283
T45
Adam Long
USA
Par
70
71
73
70
284
T45
Jimmy Walker
USA
Par
71
70
72
71
284
T45
Ryan Blaum
USA
Par
71
72
68
73
284
T45
Kevin Streelman
USA
Par
71
69
70
74
284
T45
Nate Lashley
USA
Par
71
70
69
74
284
T50
Hank Lebioda
USA
1
71
72
74
68
285
T50
Zack Sucher
USA
1
72
71
73
69
285
T50
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
72
69
73
71
285
T50
Bill Haas
USA
1
69
72
71
73
285
T54
Brendan Steele
USA
2
72
70
75
69
286
T54
Harris English
USA
2
71
71
72
72
286
T54
Nick Taylor
CAN
2
67
75
72
72
286
T54
Roberto Diaz
MEX
2
70
72
71
73
286
T54
Daniel Berger
USA
2
73
69
70
74
286
T54
John Senden
AUS
2
68
73
69
76
286
T60
J. J. Henry
USA
3
70
72
72
73
287
T60
Tony Finau
USA
3
72
69
72
74
287
T60
Kramer Hickok
USA
3
72
69
72
74
287
T60
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
3
72
70
70
75
287
T60
Brice Garnett
USA
3
70
71
70
76
287
T65
Tom Hoge
USA
5
70
70
75
74
289
T65
Luke List
USA
5
75
68
71
75
289
T65
Brandon Harkins
USA
5
73
69
71
76
289
68
Julian Etulain
ARG
6
73
70
70
77
290
69
Jason Kokrak
USA
8
70
70
74
78
292
T70
Matthew Short
USA
9
76
67
74
76
293
T70
Wes Roach
USA
9
70
71
74
78
293
72
Fabian Gomez
ARG
12
70
69
80
77
296
73
Beau Hossler
USA
13
69
72
76
80
297
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
2
73
71
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
2
72
72
144
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
2
72
72
144
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
75
69
144
CUT
Keegan Bradley
USA
2
70
74
144
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
2
73
71
144
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
2
71
73
144
CUT
Zach Johnson
USA
2
70
74
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
3
71
74
145
CUT
Cameron Champ
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
3
72
73
145
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
3
74
71
145
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
3
74
71
145
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
4
75
71
146
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
4
76
70
146
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
4
76
70
146
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
4
74
72
146
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
4
70
76
146
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Broc Everett
USA
5
78
69
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
5
74
73
147
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
5
77
70
147
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
5
73
74
147
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
5
70
77
147
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
5
72
75
147
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
5
72
75
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Alvaro Ortiz
MEX
6
77
71
148
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
6
71
77
148
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
6
73
75
148
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
6
75
73
148
CUT
Johnson Wagner
USA
6
79
69
148
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
6
76
72
148
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
6
73
75
148
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
6
76
72
148
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
7
79
70
149
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
7
75
74
149
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
7
77
72
149
CUT
Nathan Stamey
USA
7
77
72
149
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
7
75
74
149
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
7
74
75
149
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
8
79
71
150
CUT
Chip McDaniel
USA
8
75
75
150
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
8
78
72
150
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
8
75
75
150
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
8
75
75
150
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
9
75
76
151
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
10
71
81
152
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
10
75
77
152
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
10
79
73
152
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
10
78
74
152
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
10
76
76
152
CUT
Steve Scott
USA
10
75
77
152
CUT
Mathew Goggin
AUS
11
76
77
153
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
12
77
77
154
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
12
76
78
154
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
12
79
75
154
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
12
75
79
154
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
15
78
79
157
RET
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
Par
72
70
71
213
RET
Gary Woodland
USA
Par
73
70
74
217
RET
J. B. Holmes
USA
Par
80
80
RET
Sam Burns
USA
Par
77
77
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