Cal Grad Homa and Former World No. 1 Am Chris Williams to Play in AT&T
Jan. 21, 2014
Former 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 Web.com 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 Frys.com 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.