Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023 Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy

Homa at Home in California – Wins 2023 Farmers Insurance Open

Farmers Insurance Open - Final Round
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There’s no place like home, and for Max Homa that adage is paying dividends.

The California native picked up his sixth PGA TOUR victory this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, marking his fourth career win in his home state, and moving up to No. 5 in the U.S. Ryder Cup Rankings in the process – his highest showing yet.

“When I work, when I practice, when I play tournaments, I -- this is what I love. I love what today was, it was incredible,” Homa said.

I love what today was, it was incredible
— Max Homa

Homa started the day five off the lead of Sam Ryder (who moves up 70 spots this week to 38th), before piling on five birdies in the first 11 holes to close the gap. He would finish two ahead of the field, including past Ryder Cup members Keegan Bradley and Collin Morikawa, in second and third, respectively.

“Patience has been something I've leaned on when I'm behind and knowing just how darn hard it is to win out here,” Homa said. “There's just a lot of great players and the golf courses are very hard. These final rounds are marathons.”

Bradley’s finish earned him a bump in the Rankings from 11th to 7th, while 2020 Ryder Cupper Xander Schauffele picked up a spot as well, moving from 12th to 11th. Scottie Scheffler continues to lead the U.S. Rankings, up more than 1,607 points over Rankings No. 2 Will Zalatoris.

U.S. Team Captain Zach Johnson first announced the 2023 qualifying structure last year. Points in 2023 are awarded as follows:

- 1 point per $1,000 earned at regular PGA Tour events beginning January 1, including the Zurich Classic and WGC events, through the BMW Championship (August 20)

- 2 points per $1,000 earned for winner of the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open

- 1.5 points per $1,000 earned for all others that make the cut at the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open

- No points available at PGA Tour opposite-field events

Points qualification will conclude immediately after the second FedEx Cup Play-Off event (BMW Championship) on August 20, 2023, with the top six eligible players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team.

1Scottie Scheffler
2Will Zalatoris
3Justin Thomas
4Collin Morikawa
5Max Homa
6Cameron Young
7Keegan Bradley
8Chris Kirk
9Dustin Johnson
10Tom Hoge
11Xander Schauffele
12Kevin Kisner

The six remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain’s Selections and will be announced by Johnson following the 2023 Tour Championship.

For a full list of the Top 100 in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, click here.

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