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Max Homa has his eyes on his first green jacket at the 2024 Masters Tournament, completing a 5-under-par 67 for the first round on Friday morning and beginning the second round with a birdie on Nos. 2 and 4 to tie Bryson DeChambeau at the top of the leaderboard at 7 under.

Homa, whose nine birdies lead the field currently, is ranked fifth in the Official World Golf Ranking and has five top-25 appearances worldwide in 2024.

While the Masters leaderboard will certainly change between now and Sunday, the final day of the tournament, Homa is dialed in.

Here’s everything to know about Homa after his sizzling start to the Masters:

Who is Max Homa?

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Homa is a California native on the PGA Tour who won the NCAA Division I men’s golf title in 2013 as a senior at University of California, Berkeley.

The 33-year-old turned pro in 2013 but struggled early, not finding success until 2019. He broke the seal by winning the Wells Fargo Championship for his first PGA Tour victory, and two years later he won the Genesis Invitational and the Fortinet Championship. In 2022, Homa won the Wells Fargo Championship for a second time and defended the Fortinet Championship, earning him a spot on the 2022 Presidents Cup team en route to a 4-0 record.

In 2023, Homa won the Farmers Insurance Open and earned a spot on the 2023 Ryder Cup U.S. team, finishing 3-1-1 and winning his singles match against Matt Fitzpatrick in a 16.5-11.5 loss to the European team. He took that momentum into winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa for his first victory outside of the United States.

The 2024 Masters marks Homa’s fifth appearance at Augusta National. He missed his first two cuts at Augusta National before finishing T48 and T43 the last two years.

Max Homa tournament history

Homa has won six PGA Tour tournaments but never the Masters.

Max Homa’s career earnings

Homa has career earnings of $25,152,203, according to his PGA Tour profile.

This article originally appeared on Northwest Florida Daily News: Who is Max Homa? American golfer on Masters leaderboard

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