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Max Homa will use his final sponsor exemption of 2013-14 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Players with no PGA TOUR status are allowed a maximum of seven invites in any given season. Homa has netted 114 non-member FedExCup points in his first six starts, but needs 164 more this week to qualify for Special Temporary Membership. He has status on the Tour, so expect him to fight for a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card there if this week doesn't go as he hopes. Apr 22 - 9:41 PM

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Max Homa completed 36 holes of the Puerto Rico Open in 1-under-par 73-70=143 to make the cut on the number.

The non-member connected birdies on holes 2-5 at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico in his second round on what was his inward nine to climb inside the bubble. It's his third payday in six starts this season, five of which via sponsor exemptions. Homa is one of 80 golfers with a tee time in the third round, so a second cut of low 70 and ties will fall after 54 holes. No matter what happens on the weekend, he's already in the field at next week's Valspar Championship via a sponsor exemption, but he could save it with a top 10 in Puerto Rico.
Mar 8 - 12:21 AM

The second round of the Northern Trust Open was suspended for darkness at 5:50 p.m. PT.

They played all day, but six golfers still have exactly two holes to complete. Max Homa is one of them. He's even on his round and 2-over on the tournament, so he'll need to pick up at least one stroke on the remaining par 4 at the eighth and ninth holes to have a chance to pick up his first paycheck since the Shriners. Play is scheduled to resume at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. The third round is scheduled to begin at about 7:45 a.m. with threesome off split tees. Homa is a non-member on the PGA TOUR but he's fully exempt for the first 12 events on the Tour.
Feb 14 - 9:17 PM

Max Homa circled two eagles on his way to a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and ends the week at 10-under 274.

The eagles came on back-to-back holes for Homa, dropping a 5'3" putt on the par-5 ninth before holing out from 152 yards on the par-4 10th. In two PGA TOUR tournaments to start the 2013-14 season, he is already well on his way to assuring himself a spot in the 2014 Tour finals. Though he has no status, non-members who earn no worse than the equivalent of 200th place in the FedExCup standings qualify for the Finals. Such is the fickle nature of professional golf, he is now off to Pinehurst, N.C., to compete in the first stage of the Tour Q School at Pinewild Country Club. Much like Jordan Spieth 10 months ago, we really have no idea what the new season will look like for Homa, but he's shown immediate flashes that require our attention going forward.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Max Homa is 6-under-par 69-70-68=207 through 54 holes of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Homa is in the field on a top-10 exemption from last week's Open where he was under par in all four rounds, so he really hasn't walked off a course yet with reason to hang his head. Thus far at TPC Summerlin, he's poured in 14 birdies. Today's loop featured five birdies, the longest of which from just 11'11" at the 12th hole, but he also fanned on four tries inside nine feet, two of which leading to both bogeys on his card.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Max Homa has been added to the published field of this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Homa earned an exemption into the field of 132 at TPC Summerlin with his top 10 at the Open. (He tied for ninth.) The non-member collected $135,000 and 75 FedExCup points for his effort. It was his first start as a professional.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Max Homa turned in a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Open, finishing inside the top 10 at 12-under 272.

His first professional start accomplished something big. It earned him a start into next week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and a chance to continue his positive momentum. He took it right down to the wire, securing a two-putt birdie on the par-4 17th and following suit with a two-putt par on the 18th to finishing inside the top 10 on the number. Much like Jordan Spieth did earlier in 2013, he's trying to chase a PGA TOUR card without any status.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Max Homa is making the most of his first professional start, signing for a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the Open to reach the 54-hole mark at 10-under 203.

Fresh off the Walker Cup, the new professional amassed seven birdies and an eagle, giving back four bogeys in the process. The highlight of his round was how he finished. He drove the par-4 17th, then converted a 24'5" eagle putt. He then poured in a 12'2" birdie on the par-4 18th to end his afternoon. He currently sits three off the clubhouse lead of George McNeill, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could pull a Ben Kohles and win in his first professional start.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 07:06:00 PM