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Max Homa

Once one of the top amateur golfers in the United States, Max Homa struggled a touch to begin his professional career but is now one of the top players on the PGA Tour.

Following a stellar high school career, where he was a four-time all-conference selection, Homa stayed in his home state of California to play his college golf at Cal-Berkeley, where he teamed with fellow future PGA Tour pro Byeong Hun An, to whom he lost in the quarterfinals of the 2010 U.S. Amateur.

A member of the All-American Team and the All-Nicklaus team at Cal as a senior, Homa won the individual NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in 2013, the same year in which he also competed in his first U.S. Open. After representing the U.S. in the Walker Cup later that year, Homa turned pro.

Over the first few years of his professional career, Homa bounced back and forth between the Tour (now the Korn Ferry Tour), where he’s notched a pair of victories, and the PGA Tour, where he’s maintained full-time status since the 2018-19 campaign. That was also the year he scored his first PGA Tour victory, and he’s added five more since then.

So just who is Max Homa? Below, you’ll find everything you want to know about this highly popular PGA Tour player, from his stellar amateur career to becoming one of the top players in the world to his stats and career earnings and everything in between.

Article Contents

Max Homa
Max Homa | Mike Calendrillo/Sportscasting
  • Quick facts
  • Early life and high school
  • College
  • Korn Ferry Tour career
  • PGA Tour career
  • Majors performance
  • OWGR history
  • Playing style
  • Caddie
  • Family
  • Net worth and career earnings
  • FAQ

Quick Max Homa facts

  • Full name: John Maxwell Homa
  • Birthday: November 19, 1990
  • Birthplace: Burbank, California
  • Parents: Bonnie Milstein and John Homa
  • Siblings: Maddie Homa
  • Listed height: 6-foot-1
  • Listed weight: 180 pounds
  • High school: Valencia High School (Santa Clarita, California)
  • College: University of California, Berkeley (2009-13)
  • Turned pro: 2013
  • Marital status: Married (Lacey Croom, 2019)
  • Children: 1 (Cam Homa, 2022)

Where did Max Homa grow up and play high school golf?

The only son of Bonnie Milstein and John Homa, Max Homa (birth name John Maxwell Homa) was born on Nov. 19, 1990, in Burbank, California.

He was raised in the Santa Clarita Valley and attended Valencia High School, where he was a four-time First-Team All-Foothill League selection and the Foothill League MVP in 2009, the same year he graduated. He was also an honor roll student all four years.

During his time at Valencia, Homa represented the Southern California area on the Junior America’s Cup team. He held a combined 72.2 scoring average over his final two years and led his team to a spot in the sectional championship as a senior.

Where did Max Homa go to college?

Max Homa during the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship
Max Homa of the University of California tees off during the 2013 Division I Men’s Golf Championship at the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course in Milton, Georgia | Jason Parkhurst/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Upon graduating from Valencia in 2009, Max Homa took a scholarship offer at the University of California, Berkeley, where he continued his ascent in the amateur rankings, reaching as high as 18th in the U.S. and 50th in the world.

In 2010, he reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur, where he lost to Cal teammate Byeong Hun An.

As a sophomore in 2010-11, Homa earned the team’s Most Improved Player award, lowering his stroke average by 1.5 shots to 72.19, the second-lowest on the squad, and was also a Second-Team All-Pac 10 selection.

He was again a Second-Team All-Pac 12 selection as a junior in 2011-12, a season during which he became the first player in school history to finish in the top 10 at both the NCAA Championship and an NCAA Regional. At the Del Walker Match Play Championship that year, Homa, who also received Third-Team PING All-American honors, defeated a young Alabama freshman named Justin Thomas.

Homa made more school history as a senior in 2012-13, becoming just the third Cal golfer to win individual medalist honors at the Pac-12 Championship. During that event, he shot a 9-under 61 on the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club to set a new course record.

Again named an All-American, Homa won the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in Atlanta by three strokes, shooting 70-65-66 to finish at 9-under. Arizona State’s Jon Rahm was one of six players tied for second at 6-under, a group that also included future PGA Tour winner Daniel Berger.

Just a few weeks later, Homa appeared in his first U.S. Open at famed Merion Golf Club but missed the cut after shooting rounds of 73 and 78.

Homa also teamed up with Justin Thomas and represented the United States in the Walker Cup later that year. The U.S. triumphed 17 to 9 over the Great Britain & Ireland team led by the world’s top amateur: future U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.

Homa turned pro following the event.

Max Homa Korn Ferry Tour career

Upon turning pro in the fall of 2013, Max Homa played a couple of PGA Tour events before making his way to the Tour. He tied for sixth at the tour’s qualifying school, earning himself full-time status for the 2014 season.

Homa earned his first professional victory during his rookie campaign, winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am. He finished 17th on the money list to earn full-time status on the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season.

But after he struggled in the big leagues, the California native was back on the Tour full-time in 2016, a year in which he notched win No. 2 at the Rust-Oleum Championship. Homa returned to the PGA Tour for the 2016-17 season but was again back in the minors full-time in 2018.

After again playing well enough to earn full-time status on the PGA Tour in 2018-19, Homa hasn’t been back to what’s now known as the Korn Ferry Tour. In total, he played 74 events on the Tour, making the cut in 40 of them, and recorded eight top-10 finishes, including his two wins.

Max Homa 2013 Korn Ferry Tour ( Tour) season

Homa made one official start on the Tour in 2013, missing the cut at the Mylan Classic as an amateur. He then tied for sixth at the qualifying tournament to earn full-time status for the 2014 season.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Mylan ClassicCUT+2 Tour Qualifying TournamentT6-23

Max Homa 2014 Korn Ferry Tour ( Tour) season

Homa made 18 Tour starts in 2014, a season that included his first professional victory at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, where he shot 68-65-70-63 to finish at 20-under for the week. Homa made 13 of 18 cuts and finished 17th on the regular-season money list, thus earning full-time status on the PGA Tour.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Panama Claro ChampionshipT51+3
Chitimacha Louisiana Open Presented by NACHERT47-4
El Bosque Mexico ChampionshipCUT+8
South Georgia Classic presented by First State Bank and Trust Company7-10
BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation1-20
Rex Hospital OpenT11-8
Cleveland OpenT18-7
Air Capital Classic presented by AetnaCUT+11
United Leasing Championship Presented by PTICUT+12
Utah Championship presented by Zions BankT15-12
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft NabiscoCUT-3
Stonebrae ClassicT8-17
Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. PepperCUT-2
WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftT60+1
Hotel Fitness ChampionshipT68+1
Chiquita ClassicT27-7
Nationwide Children’s Hospital ChampionshipT64+17 Tour ChampionshipT25-2

Max Homa 2015 Korn Ferry Tour ( Tour) season

As he spent most of the year on the PGA Tour, Homa appeared in just four Tour events in 2015, missing the cut in two and withdrawing from the Tour Championship.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Hotel Fitness ChampionshipT52-3
Small Business Connection Championship at River RunCUT+3
Nationwide Children’s Hospital ChampionshipCUT+7 Tour ChampionshipWD+4

Max Homa 2016 Korn Ferry Tour ( Tour) season

Back on the Tour in a full-time capacity in 2016, Homa appeared in 21 events but made just 10 cuts. However, in winning the Rust-Oleum Championship and finishing in the top 25 on the money list, he again headed back to the PGA Tour.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Panama Claro ChampionshipT64+4
Club Colombia Championship Presented by ClaroT23-5
Brasil Champions presented by EmbraseT7-17
Servientrega Championship Presented by EfectyT58+3
El Bosque Mexico Championship presented by INNOVAT34-4
United Leasing & Finance ChampionshipCUT+4
BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX CorporationT26-12
Corales Puntacana Resort and Club ChampionshipT41-11
Rust-Oleum Championship1-13
Nashville Golf OpenCUT+9
Air Capital Classic presented by AetnaCUT+1
LECOM Health ChallengeCUTE
Lincoln Land Charity ChampionshipT18-15
Ellie Mae Classic at TPC StonebraeCUTE
Digital Ally OpenCUT+4
Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. PepperCUT+2
News Sentinel Open presented by PilotCUT-4
WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft HeinzCUT-1
DAP ChampionshipCUT+3
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft NabiscoT12-13
Nationwide Children’s Hospital ChampionshipCUT+3

Max Homa 2017 Korn Ferry Tour ( Tour) season

During a rough year on the PGA Tour, Homa sprinkled in a few Tour events in 2017 but didn’t fare well in any of them.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
El Bosque Mexico Championship by InnovaCUT+3
Air Capital Classic Supporting Wichita’s Youth82+2
Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker FoundationCUT+2 Tour Qualifying TournamentT85-9

Max Homa 2018 Korn Ferry Tour ( Tour) season

The 2018 Tour season ultimately proved to be Homa’s last. Despite making just 15 cuts in 27 starts, he again snuck into the top 25 to secure his PGA Tour card.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald BayT7-7
The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco ClubT19-9
Panama ChampionshipT17+1
Club Colombia ChampionshipCUT+2
El Bosque Mexico Championship by InnovaCUT+2
Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by NACHERT43-5
Savannah Golf ChampionshipT52-6
North Mississippi ClassicT33-2
United Leasing & Finance ChampionshipCUT+6
Knoxville OpenCUT+12
BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX CorporationT19-17
Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker FoundationCUT-2
Rex Hospital OpenCUTE
Rust-Oleum ChampionshipCUT+1
Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s YouthT40-4
Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRSCUT-1
LECOM Health ChallengeT27-11
Utah Championship presented by Zions BankCUT+1
Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Heartland Chevy DealersCUT+3
Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. PepperT21-16
KC Golf ClassicCUT+7
Ellie Mae Classic at TPC StonebraeT19-12
WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-HeinzT40-5
Nationwide Children’s Hospital ChampionshipT21-5
DAP Championship presented by NewBrickT6-9
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco7-15 Tour ChampionshipCUT+4

Max Homa PGA Tour career

Max Homa during the 2022-23 PGA Tour season
Max Homa | Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Upon turning pro in 2013, Max Homa’s first event was the inaugural tournament of the 2013-14 wraparound campaign — the Open, which was the first of its kind. It went quite well for Homa as he tied for ninth. He followed it up with a tie for 30th the following week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Those were his best two finishes in eight starts on the PGA Tour that season.

Homa earned full-time status on the PGA Tour ahead of the 2014-15 season but couldn’t maintain it, making just 12 cuts in 27 starts. He returned full-time in 2016-17 but was even worse, making just two cuts in 17 starts, which earned him yet another demotion to the Tour.

Homa finally broke through during the 2018-19 season, notching his first PGA Tour victory at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow to earn his first paycheck of over a million dollars and a two-year extension on his tour card.

Less than two years later, Homa earned his second victory by winning the 2021 Genesis Invitational at Riviera, where he was handed the trophy by his idol and the tournament’s host, Tiger Woods. During the 2021-22 season, he added another pair of wins, and he’s added two more during the 2022-23 campaign, a season during which he has also cracked the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.

Max Homa 2013 PGA Tour season

Homa qualified for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club as an amateur but missed the cut, finishing at 11-over.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
U.S. Open CUT+11

Max Homa 2013-14 PGA Tour season

The first two starts of Max Homa’s professional career came during the PGA Tour’s first wraparound season in 2013-14. He tied for ninth at the Open and then tied for 30th a week later at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

While Homa spent the vast majority of 2014 on the Tour, he made six additional starts on the PGA Tour, missing the cut in four of them.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par OpenT9-12
Shriners Hospitals for Children OpenT30-10
Farmers Insurance OpenCUT+7
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AmCUT+10
Northern Trust OpenCUT+3
Puerto Rico Open71+1
Valspar ChampionshipCUT+5
Zurich Classic of New OrleansT48-4

Max Homa 2014-15 PGA Tour season

Homa’s first full year as a member of the PGA Tour was the 2014-15 campaign, a season in which he made 27 official starts but made the cut in just a dozen of them. His best finish was a tie for sixth at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

By finishing 163rd in the FedEx Cup standings, Homa lost his tour card and returned to the Tour.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par OpenT39-4
Shriners Hospitals for Children OpenCUT-1
The McGladrey ClassicCUT+1
Sanderson Farms ChampionshipT43-3
OHL Classic at MayakobaT29-8
Sony Open in HawaiiT6-12
Humana ChallengeCUT-5
Farmers Insurance OpenCUTE
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AmT29-12
Northern Trust OpenCUT+5
The Honda ClassicCUT+12
Puerto Rico OpenCUT+7
Valspar ChampionshipCUT+6
Valero Texas OpenT56+9
Shell Houston OpenCUT+6
Zurich Classic of New OrleansT65-5
Wells Fargo ChampionshipT76+2
Crowne Plaza Invitational at ColonialCUT+6
AT&T Byron NelsonCUT+6
FedEx St. Jude Classic66+5
Travelers ChampionshipCUT+2
The Greenbrier ClassicCUTE
John Deere ClassicT35-9
RBC Canadian OpenCUT+1
Quicken Loans NationalT72+5
Barracuda ChampionshipT45N/A
Wyndham ChampionshipCUT+5

Max Homa 2016-17 PGA Tour season

Homa returned to the PGA Tour full-time in 2016-17 but had a dreadful season. In 17 starts, he missed the cut 15 times and pocketed just $18,008. Once again, he lost his tour privileges after finishing 244th in the FedEx Cup standings.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Safeway OpenCUT+8
Sanderson Farms ChampionshipCUT+1
The RSM ClassicCUT-3
CareerBuilder ChallengeCUT+2
Farmers Insurance OpenCUT+4
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AmCUT+9
Puerto Rico OpenCUT-2
Valero Texas OpenCUT+1
Wells Fargo ChampionshipCUT+7
AT&T Byron NelsonCUT+12
FedEx St. Jude Classic85+7
The Greenbrier ClassicCUT E
John Deere ClassicCUT-1
Barbasol Championship71-2
RBC Canadian OpenCUT+4
Barracuda ChampionshipCUTN/A
Wyndham ChampionshipCUT+14

Max Homa 2018-19 PGA Tour season

Again back on the PGA Tour on a full-time basis, Max Homa didn’t have the greatest start to the 2018-19 PGA Tour season. After tying for 60th in the Safeway Open, he missed the cut in his next six starts.

But then things started to turn around.

He made the weekend in six of his next eight starts and recorded his first top-10 on the PGA Tour in years at Pebble Beach. And in early May 2019, Homa finally broke through and notched his first PGA Tour victory, shooting 15-under at Quail Hollow Club to win the Wells Fargo Championship.

He failed to crack the top 25 throughout the remainder of the season but made the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the first time, making it as far as the BMW Championship, where a final-round 78 dropped him into a tie for 61st.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Safeway OpenT60-2
Sanderson Farms ChampionshipCUTE
Shriners Hospitals for Children OpenCUTE
Mayakoba Golf ClassicCUT+3
The RSM ClassicCUT+4
Sony Open in HawaiiCUTE
Desert ClassicCUT-4
Waste Management Phoenix OpenT26-7
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AmT10-10
Genesis OpenT37-2
The Honda ClassicT20-1
Valspar ChampionshipCUT+8
Corales Puntacana Resort & Club ChampionshipT52-5
Valero Texas OpenT42-5
Zurich Classic of New OrleansCUT-5
Wells Fargo Championship1-15
PGA ChampionshipT64+11
Charles Schwab ChallengeT27-1
Memorial TournamentT37-2
Travelers ChampionshipCUT-1
Rocket Mortgage ClassicT42-10
3M OpenT79-3
WGC-FedEx St. Jude InvitationalT61+12
The Northern TrustT38-5
BMW ChampionshipT61-2

Max Homa 2019-20 PGA Tour season

Homa made 21 starts during the COVID-shortened 2019-20 PGA Tour season, making the cut 14 times. He recorded four top-10 finishes, his best being a tie for third at the 3M Open.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Safeway OpenT62E
Shriners Hospitals for Children OpenCUT+1
The CJ CupT65+3
Zozo ChampionshipT46E
Sentry Tournament of ChampionsT25E
The American ExpressT48-11
Farmers Insurance OpenT9-9
Waste Management Phoenix OpenT6-13
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AmT14-6
The Genesis InvitationalT5-8
Arnold Palmer InvitationalT24+5
Charles Schwab ChallengeCUT-1
RBC HeritageT41-11
Travelers ChampionshipCUT-2
Workday Charity OpenCUT-1
Memorial TournamentCUT+4
3M OpenT3-16
WGC-FedEx St. Jude InvitationalT52+1
PGA ChampionshipCUT+5
The Northern TrustCUT-2
BMW ChampionshipT59+13

Max Homa 2020-21 PGA Tour season

Homa earned his second PGA Tour victory during the 2020-21 season, winning the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in a playoff over Tony Finau. The win was particularly special for Homa as boyhood hero Tiger Woods awarded him the trophy.

Tiger Woods and Max Homa following Homa's victory at the 2021 Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club
Max Homa stands with the trophy and tournament host Tiger Woods after defeating Tony Finau in a playoff to win the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 21, 2021 | Harry How/Getty Images

Homa finished 35th in the FedEx Cup standings, falling just a few spots shy of the Tour Championship.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
U.S. Open (2020)CUT+14
Shriners Hospitals for Children OpenCUT+3
Bermuda ChampionshipT34-5
Vivint Houston OpenT48+2
The Masters (2020)CUT+1
Mayakoba Golf ClassicT12-14
The American ExpressT21-11
Farmers Insurance OpenT18-5
Waste Management Phoenix OpenT42-8
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AmT7-13
The Genesis Invitational1-12
WGC-Workday ChampionshipT22-6
Arnold Palmer InvitationalT10-3
The Players ChampionshipCUT+2
WGC-Match PlayT18N/A
The Masters (2021)CUT+4
Zurich Classic of New OrleansT17-14
Valspar ChampionshipT6-10
Wells Fargo ChampionshipCUT+11
PGA ChampionshipCUT+10
Memorial TournamentT6-6
U.S. Open (2021)CUT+7
Travelers ChampionshipCUTE
Rocket Mortgage ClassicT25-11
The Open ChampionshipT40-1
WGC-FedEx St. Jude InvitationalT51+1
The Northern TrustT47-6
BMW ChampionshipT63-2

Max Homa 2021-22 PGA Tour season

Homa kicked off the 2021-22 season on a high note, winning the Fortinet Championship at Silverado Resort, his third PGA Tour victory. He then added victory No. 4 by winning the Wells Fargo Championship for a second time, which vaulted him into the top 30 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time at No. 29.

This season also marked Homa’s first appearance in the Tour Championship, where he finished fifth. In 24 starts during the 2021-22 season, he missed just three cuts and earned more than $5.2 million.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Fortinet Championship1-19
The CJ CupT72-6
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston OpenT35+1
The RSM ClassicCUT-1
Sentry Tournament of ChampionsT15-20
Farmers Insurance OpenCUT-2
WM Phoenix OpenT14-11
The Genesis InvitationalT10-10
Arnold Palmer InvitationalT17+2
The Players ChampionshipT13-6
WGC-Match PlayT35N/A
The MastersT48+14
Zurich Classic of New OrleansT21-17
Wells Fargo Championship1-8
PGA ChampionshipT13E
Charles Schwab ChallengeT23-1
Memorial TournamentT5-6
U.S. OpenT47+9
Genesis Scottish OpenT16-1
The Open ChampionshipCUT+1
Rocket Mortgage ClassicT24-12
FedEx St. Jude ChampionshipT42-5
BMW ChampionshipT23-5
Tour ChampionshipT5-17

Max Homa 2022-23 PGA Tour season

Just as he’d done the year before, Max Homa kicked off the 2022-23 PGA Tour season with a win at the Fortinet Championship, doing so in dramatic fashion with a chip-in birdie on the 72nd hole.

Just a few months later, Homa earned PGA Tour win No. 6 as he took the title at the Farmers Insurance Open, shooting a final-round 66 at Torrey Pines to win by two over Keegan Bradley. He was in contention to win the Genesis for a second time just a few weeks later but settled for a runner-up finish behind Jon Rahm.

Homa finished his year —prior to the newly incorporated fall swing — with four straight top-10s, eventually landing in a tie for ninth at the Tour Championship.

TournamentFinishing positionScore to par
Fortinet Championship1-16
Shriners Children’s OpenT20-14
The CJ CupT23-6
Sentry Tournament of ChampionsT3-23
Farmers Insurance Open1-13
WM Phoenix OpenT39-3
The Genesis Invitational2-15
Arnold Palmer InvitationalT14-4
The Players ChampionshipT6-8
WGC-Match PlayT9N/A
The MastersT43+6
RBC HeritageCUT+3
Zurich Classic of New OrleansCUT-8
Wells Fargo ChampionshipT8-9
PGA ChampionshipT55+9
Charles Schwab ChallengeT9-16
U.S. OpenCUT+4
Travelers ChampionshipCUT-3
Rocket Mortgage ClassicT21-15
Scottish OpenT12-7
The Open ChampionshipT10-4
FedEx St. Jude ChampionshipT6-11
BMW ChampionshipT5-11
Tour ChampionshipT9-10
Fortinet ChampionshipT7-13

Max Homa majors performances

Max Homa has made 15 major championship appearances throughout his career but has missed the cut in eight of them and didn’t crack the top 10 until his 15th appearance. He finally broke through at the Open Championship in 2023, tying Matthew Jordan and Tommy Fleetwood for 10th place at Royal Liverpool.

Max Homa Masters performances

Homa has made four appearances at the Masters and has missed the cut twice. His best finish at Augusta National was a tie for 43rd in 2023.

YearPosR1R2R3R4Score to par

Max Homa PGA Championship performances

Homa has made five appearances at the PGA Championship and has missed the cut twice. His best finish was a tie for 13th in 2022 at Southern Hills, which marks his best-ever finish in a major.

YearPosR1R2R3R4Score to par

Max Homa U.S. Open performances

Max Homa has made five appearances in the U.S. Open, his first coming as an amateur at Merion Golf Club in 2013. His only made cut was in 2022 at The Country Club in Brookline, where he tied for 47th.

YearPosR1R2R3R4Score to par

Max Homa Open Championship performances

Homa has made three appearances at golf’s oldest major, The Open Championship, and has missed the cut once. He made the weekend at Royal St. George’s in 2021 and tied for 40th, then he topped that in 2023 by tying for 10th at Royal Liverpool.

YearPosR1R2R3R4Score to par

Max Homa Official World Golf Ranking

Max Homa’s first entry in the Official World Golf Ranking was in June 2013 following his appearance at the U.S. Open. After missing the cut, he debuted at No. 1,545. In August 2013, he hit a career low at No. 1,569.

Homa cracked the top 1,000 for the first time following his professional debut at the 2013 Open, where he tied for ninth, vaulting him to No. 890.

In May 2014, he cracked the top 500 for the first time, moving up from No. 650 to No. 328 following his first win on the Tour. During his well-documented struggles during the 2017-18 PGA Tour season, Homa dropped all the way back down to No. 1,282, marking his lowest point as a professional.

In May 2019, a week after winning his first PGA Tour event, Homa cracked the top 100 for the first time. He first made the top 50 following his victory at the 2021 Genesis, moving from No. 91 to No. 38. And his runner-up finish at the Genesis in 2023 gave him his first top-10 appearance in the OWGR as he moved from No. 12 to No. 8.

Homa hit his high point of No. 5 in April 2023 and currently sits in the No. 7 spot after recording his first top-10 in a major.

  • Current rank: No. 7
  • Lifetime high: No. 5
  • Lifetime low: No. 1,569

Max Homa playing style

The beauty of Max Homa’s golf game is that it really doesn’t have a weakness.

Despite past accuracy struggles off the tee — he ranked close to last in that department during his rocky 2016-17 season — Homa is now a solid driver of the golf ball, typically hitting at least two-thirds of fairways and averaging more than 300 yards off the tee.

Homa has developed a reputation for being one of the best ball-strikers on the PGA Tour, and his swing and tempo have been the subject of many, many compliments, including some high praise from none other than his idol, Tiger Woods.

Homa also has quite the delicate touch around the greens and is strong in all aspects of the short game — chipping, pitching, and putting. He’s also seen by many as one of the most mentally tough players on the planet, which has undoubtedly contributed to his success.

Max Homa caddie

Max Homa’s current caddie is Joe Greiner, who he’s known since he was six years old.

Greiner, a strong player himself who once had aspirations of playing professionally, was on Homa’s bag for a spell in 2013 before going to work for Kevin Chappell. But when Chappell took some time off due to a back injury, Greiner returned to Homa’s bag in 2019 and has yet to leave.

Max Homa family

Max Homa is the only son of Bonnie Milstein and John Homa. John, a longtime acting coach, took Max to his first golf tournament at Riviera when he was just two years old, and both parents have long been supportive of their son’s career. Max also has a younger sister, Maddie.

In November 2019, Max Homa married real estate agent Lacey Croom. The couple welcomed a son, Cam, in October 2022.

Max Homa net worth and career earnings

During his time on what’s now known as the Korn Ferry Tour, Max Homa earned $540,960 in 74 official starts.

On the PGA Tour, Homa has earned more than $20.6 million. He’s made more than $7.7 million during the current 2022-23 season.

Max Homa Korn Ferry Tour earnings


Max Homa PGA Tour earnings


Per Sportskeeda, Max Homa’s net worth is approximately $7 million.

Max Homa FAQ

Where is Max Homa from?

Max Homa was born in Burbank, California, and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

How old is Max Homa?

Born on Nov. 19, 1990, Max Homa is now 32 years old.

How tall is Max Homa?

Max Homa is 6-foot-1.

Where did Max Homa go to high school?

Max Homa attended Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, California, from 2005 to 2009.

Where did Max Homa play college golf?

Max Homa played his college golf at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2009 to 2013.

How many PGA Tour wins does Max Homa have?

Max Homa has six wins on the PGA Tour.

Has Max Homa ever won a major championship?

Max Homa has never won a major championship. His highest finish at a major is a tie for 10th at the 2023 Open Championship.

Who is Max Homa’s caddie

Max Homa’s current caddie on the PGA Tour is Joe Greiner.