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Cal Alum Max Homa Gets Exemption Into AT&T Pro-Am

Cal Grad Homa and Former World No. 1 Am Chris Williams to Play in AT&T

Jan. 21, 2014

HomaFormer Cal star Max Homa will follow up this week’s appearance at Torrey Pines with a trip to Pebble Beach Golf Links to compete in the AT&T Pro-Am.

On Wednesday, Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO Steve John confirmed that Homa and former No.1 world ranked amateur Chris Williams have received sponsor exemptions to play in the tournament, slated for Feb. 3-9 at the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach.

Homa, who finished T-6 at the Tour Q-School tournament in December, also received a sponsor exemption to play in the Farmers Insurance Open. Last October, the 23-year-old finished T-9 at the Open.

In a Q &A on the PGA Tour website, Homa told John Schwarb that his finish at the Frys was a light-bulb moment.

“When I played at the U.S. Open, I forgot to go up there and try to win,” said Homa, who missed the cut at Merion. “At Frys I played more like I was trying to win this thing and I hung in there. I didn’t play perfect. I played really well, obviously. It was a good learning experience for me to see that I could play well with the big boys and hang in there.”

Williams, a former star at the University of Washington, turned pro after also playing in last year’s U.S. Open. Not long after, he sign a deal with Nike, joining the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Last year, PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth received an exemption into the AT&T Pro-Am.

-Jerry Stewart

Author: Jerry Stewart

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