While some of the hottest young stars on the PGA Tour, including Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy, have made the Wells Fargo Championship the home of their first victory, it was unheralded Max Homa who claimed his maiden title by 3 stroke sover Joel Dahmen. Starting the day tied for the lead with Dahmen and Jason Dufner. Homa had the steadiest start of the other co-leaders: two birdies and no bogeys to make the turn in 2-under and take the outright lead. His birdies on 10 and 11, coupled with a Dahmen’s bogey on 11, suddenly gave Max Homa a 4-stroke lead.
Despite the approximately 1-hour rain delay, Max was able to drain a 6-foot par putt on 14, then birdied the par-5 15th to retake his four-stroke advantage. A bogey-par-par finish would result in a 4-under 67 and by far the biggest achievement in his PGA Tour career.
Next week, the PGA Tour heads to Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson.