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PGA Tour: Max Homa skies up FedEx St. Jude Championship leaderboard

PGA Tour: Max Homa skies up FedEx St. Jude Championship leaderboard


Max Homa soared up the leaderboard on the FedEx St. Jude Championship Saturday, carding a 5-under 65 to maneuver right into a tie for fourth with Jordan Spieth.

The previous California Golden Bear started the day at 6-under for the event and had a pedestrian first eight holes.

Then he birdied the par-4 ninth and proceeded to birdie 4 of his subsequent six holes.

“I felt like I truly performed the primary eight [holes] superior,” Homa stated after the spherical. “Nothing wished to get shut, and I couldn’t gap a putt. Wasn’t significantly shut with the putts, both.”

“However all the pieces felt good. I figured if I stored doing what I used to be doing, a few of them would go in, so I used to be happy with the endurance, taking part in sensible golf, and selecting my spots, which labored out as soon as we obtained to that ninth gap.”

Max Homa, PGA Tour, FedEx St. Jude Championship

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Max Homa performs his shot from the seventh tee through the third spherical of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind on August 12, 2023.
Picture by Gregory Shamus/Getty Photographs

A giant purpose for Homa’s success has been his capacity to stripe it off the tee this week. He has hit it superbly all event, rating second in strokes gained: off the tee by means of 54 holes.

However he doesn’t just like the ‘spicy’ shoutouts he receives each time he smashes a drive.

“I’ve by no means loved the ‘spicy meatball’ call-outs, however I nonetheless admire that they’re rooting for me,” Homa stated after the spherical. “I might say in some unspecified time in the future possibly attempt one thing a bit extra intelligent, however that’s as much as them, not me.”

The ‘spicy meatball’ hollers come from Homa’s look on Pardon My Take, a preferred Barstool Sports activities podcast.

Massive Cat and PFT Commenter, the 2 hosts of Pardon My Take, joked with Homa, saying followers ought to yell ‘spicy meatball’ each time he hits an enormous drive due to his Italian heritage.

“That’s f***ing humorous,” Homa responded on the podcast, which was launched in April.

Now it isn’t so humorous, as Homa would admire different unique content material thrown his means.

Alas, Homa is just not too apprehensive about this. He’s extra targeted on chasing down Lucas Glover, who sits three pictures higher than him at 14-under par.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. You may observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. You’ll want to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.



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