Max Homa shot well at the Rocket Mortgage Classic over the weekend and nearly made a run for the top of the leaderboard at the Detroit Golf Club in the final round Sunday.
Homa was on the par 3 15th hole and about 140 yards from the pin. His shot hit the green immediately and took a few bounces before rolling backward and finding the cup for a hole-in-one. He was all smiles and slapped hands with the golfers in his group.
It was Homa’s second ace on the PGA Tour and helped him finish with a 67 in the final round and 15-under par for the tournament. He had five birdies and two bogeys Sunday.
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Homa told reporters afterward he didn’t see the shot go in.
“I missed every 7- to 12-footer of the week, so I decided to just aim closer to the hole. It was like a perfect pitching wedge,” he said. “If it landed short, I thought it’d skip forward. If it landed where it did, it should get close. I made a good swing on it, couldn’t see it. I’ve made two out here now, couldn’t see any of them. One day I would like to see it go in. It’s cool to hear the roar, especially on that hole. That hole is awesome. It was fun.”
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Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get back up the leaderboard. He finished tied for 21st.
Rickie Fowler held off Collin Morikawa and Adam Hadwin in a playoff. Each golfer finished 24-under par for the tournament. Fowler shot a 68 in the fourth round, while Morikawa finished with a 64 and Hadwin shot a 67.
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It was Fowler’s first PGA Tour win since the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2019. He has six career PGA Tour wins.