Max Homma, a four-time winner of the PGA Tour, made his stance on the state of the golf world and his ever-evolving status crystal clear in his appearance on the No Laying Up Podcast this week.
Homma, who repeated his Wells Fargo win in May, made it clear that while he has offered some of his views on the new LIV Golf Invitational Series to the public via Twitter, he hasn’t yet sat down and broadcasts it as he wants. The tour brings only a small number of players to pre-tournament press conferences, and Homa hasn’t had the opportunity recently, he says. He also added that it should not fall to Rory McIlroy to be the main defender on the Tour.
“He shouldn’t have to do this every week,” Homa said. “He is doing a great job. … I think we can all help, but we are all not in a position to do so.”
So, when I spoke to No Laying Up, Homa released him. (We’re not going to copy everything here, but check out the teaser below, which is worth a listen. The full podcast is at the end of this story.)
Homma said his rock came about a few years ago when he was playing at the Adams Tour event, and that when he was sitting in his hotel room he dreamed of playing on the PGA Tour, facing McIlroy, qualifying for the Ryder Cups and climbing. world rankings.
“I know money comes with a lot of that,” he said, “but I’ve never dreamed of money.” “And I mean it honestly. That was never the catalyst. And I think that’s a big part of all of this. You can buy a tour for sure, but you can’t buy my goals and dreams.”
Homma agreed that money being thrown across wallets and committed players is “inconceivable,” but argued that golfers on the PGA Tour don’t play for peanuts either. (Commissioner Jay Monahan announced Wednesday that some of these wallets, by the way, will see a big increase soon.)
“There is this argument now and that is to play for money or play for prizes, and I call the bull-,” he said. “Because we play for a lot of money too.”
Homma, who has yet to play in the Ryder Cup but will likely make his first appearance in the Presidents Cup this fall, spoke about how damaging it was to have a Ryder outfit last year and not get selected. He always said that the team’s events meant a lot to him.
“I don’t know if there is an amount of money at the moment, this week, that will get me to quit the PGA Tour and I won’t be able to play the Presidents Cup,” he said. “That’s what wakes me up in the morning, that’s why I train when it’s 110 here in Arizona. That’s why I don’t think I’m alone here.”
You can listen to the full No Laying Up podcast with Homa here.