Max Homa’s Augusta National Drama: A Major Championship Miss

Max Homa’s bid for a first major win took an unexpected turn at Augusta National’s 12th hole, leading to a double-bogey and a tied third-place finish. Despite the setback, Homa’s positive outlook and humor shine through.

Max Homa’s chances of securing his first major championship were dashed on the 12th hole at Augusta National, where a harsh, heavy bounce pushed his ball into a foot of ivy. Homa’s subsequent double-bogey on the hole resulted in a 73 on Sunday, leaving him tied for third place at 4-under for the tournament.

“It didn’t feel fair. I hit a really good golf shot, and it didn’t feel fair. I’ve seen far worse just roll back down the hill,” Homa lamented. “The professional answer is these things happen.”

Despite the disappointing finish, this Masters represents a breakthrough moment for Homa, who had never before contended in a major championship. The golfer seemed to acknowledge the positive perspective, even if the final result stung.

When asked about his plans for the evening, Homa quipped, “I haven’t drank in a really, really, really long time, but I’ve been planning it for Sunday after the Masters, so probably not great. It’ll be all right.”

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