Max Homa says he'll 'work on' speeding up his putting routine after video emerged of Mackenzie Hughes looking frustrated with his pace of play during the WGC Match Play.
Homa, 32, is now a six-time winner on the PGA Tour. He's enjoyed somewhat of a meteoric rise up the OWGR over the last couple of years.
His most recent victory came at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. He's now No. 6 in the world.
Okay, so the OWGR argument is a little bit skewed of late given that LIV Golf League players are tumbling down spots quicker than Kevin Na walking in one of his putts.
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One of the key reasons why Homa has enjoyed such success is just how good his putting is.
Just take a look at how consistent he's been this season in this particular department:
He's a killer with the flat stick. He's a player that uses AimPoint and this process - to some - can be a tad lengthy.
The aforementioned Hughes was filmed looking a little bit over it as Homa read one of his putts during their last 16 match.
I mean, just look at his face. Hughes was standing on the bridge between No. 13 and the 14 tee box at Austin Country Club as Homa read his line from inside 10 feet.
It was for par and to tie the hole, which Homa duly sank. The whole process took approximately 53 seconds.
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Judge for yourself here:
Watching golf can be quite tedious at times for us as well as MacKenzie Hughes - pic.twitter.com/mDg4ZqgXSI— TheGolfDivoTee™ (@TheGolfDivoTee) March 25, 2023
Homa later posted:
If I could change one rule in professional golf if would be to banish all caddie involvement in the putting process - pic.twitter.com/vzJcqzX20l— TheGolfDivoTee™ (@TheGolfDivoTee) March 25, 2023
In a little bit of an upset, Hughes defeated Homa 3&2 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Hughes told the media:
Hughes lost in the quarterfinals to Sam Burns. Burns was down early but fought back to win 3&2.
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