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Open Championship: Max Homa’s edgy response with NSFW glove remark


Max Homa had an up-and-down spherical on Friday, as he in the end totaled a 2-over 73 at The Open Championship.

Regardless of his over-par rating, he’s 1-under for the match. Though that’s 9 strokes again of chief Brian Harman, Homa is tied for twelfth. Something can occur this weekend, particularly with excessive winds within the forecast.

Homa has notoriously struggled in main championships, which has bothered him for the previous few years.

Therefore, Homa wrote ‘NFG’ on his glove, giving him a delicate reminder to not care an excessive amount of about his recreation each time he makes a swing.

“It’s simply type of a mantra,” Homa mentioned after his opening spherical Thursday. “It has a nasty phrase in it, so I received’t let you know what it’s. It’s one thing I began doing [at the Rocket Mortgage Classic] in Detroit. I simply [have to] cease caring a lot and let myself simply be myself.”

Homa missed the minimize eventually month’s U.S. Open, which was contested on the Los Angeles Nation Membership, not removed from the place he grew up.

“The U.S. Open damage me rather a lot,” Homa admitted Thursday. “I performed superior. I had a nasty three-hole stretch, and it didn’t really feel like I deserved to overlook that minimize. Then I went to the following week in Connecticut and missed that one after the other and performed advantageous.”

Max Homa, England, Royal Liverpool, The 151st Open

HOYLAKE, England — Max Homa tees off on the 4th gap on Day Two of The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Membership on July 21, 2023.
Photograph by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Photographs

Now Homa is taking part in greater than advantageous at The Open, which has produced tough circumstances because of the infamous English summer time winds.

His finest end at golf’s oldest main got here two years in the past in 2021 when Collin Morikawa received the Claret Jug. Homa tied for fortieth that 12 months at Royal St. George’s after which missed the minimize at St. Andrew’s final 12 months in his solely different Open look.

But, he enters the weekend at Royal Liverpool tied for twelfth, and with the wind anticipated to choose up Friday afternoon, he might have fewer gamers between him and Harman come day’s finish.

Who is aware of how the day will end, however one factor is definite: Homa doesn’t have a care on the planet anymore, and it appears to have paid off. He’s taking part in nicely in a serious championship for the primary time in his profession.

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Taking part in By way of. You may comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. You’ll want to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.

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