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Max Homa beats Tony Finau in play-off to win Genesis Invitational at Riviera

2021-02-22 00:18:54

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Homa carded a bogey-free 66 within the ultimate spherical
-12 T Finau (US), M Homa (US) (Homa received at 1st additional gap); -11 S Burns (US); -9 C Smith (Aus); -7 J Rahm (Spa), V Hovland (Nor), M Fitzpatrick (Eng)
Chosen others: -6 F Molinari (Ita), D Johnson (US)

American Max Homa received his second PGA Tour title by beating Tony Finau in a play-off within the Genesis Invitational.

The 30-year-old world quantity 91 missed a three-foot putt on the 72nd gap that might have sealed the title however received on the second additional gap with a par.

Finau, looking for a primary PGA Tour win since 2016, had matched him on 12 underneath after a closing 64 at storied Riviera.

One other American, unheralded Sam Burns, who led from day one into the again 9 on Sunday, was third on 11 underneath.

World quantity 149 Burns, 5 photographs forward on the midway stage, wanted to finish 5 holes on Sunday morning after Saturday’s delays due to sturdy winds.

He carded a 74 to guide by two going into the ultimate 18 holes and was nonetheless two forward on the flip earlier than three dropped photographs in 4 holes value the 24-year-old dearly as he shot 69 to complete third, two forward of Australian Cameron Smith.

Beneath cloudless skies at Riviera, world primary Dustin Johnson and Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick had been within the ultimate group with Burns however not one of the trio might make ahead progress.

Fitzpatrick closed with a modest 71 to complete tied for fifth on seven underneath with fellow Europeans Jon Rahm (66) of Spain and Norway’s Viktor Hovland (67) whereas Johnson (72) was a shot additional again alongside resurgent Italian Francesco Molinari, the previous Open champion.

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