Max Homa shares his thoughts on Patrick Cantlay ahead of Zurich Classic

Speaking to the media ahead of the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week, Max Homa shared his thoughts on Patrick Cantlay. 

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Wed, 19 Apr 2023
Max Homa shares his thoughts on Patrick Cantlay ahead of Zurich Classic

Max Homa has shared his thoughts on Patrick Cantlay and whether or not their two teams will take part in any trash talk at this week's PGA Tour event. 

Homa is playing alongside fellow Californian Collin Morikawa for this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a team event on the PGA Tour schedule. 

During their media availability, the pair were asked about another all-Californian team in the tournament, defending champions Xander Schauffele and Cantlay. 

"I mean, we're like true LA guys. They're like Long Beach and San Diego. We're like LA," Morikawa quickly clarified. 

Both teams have a solid chance of contending at TPC Louisiana this week. 

Homa, 32, has two wins on the PGA Tour already this season, bringing his career total up to six, while teammate Morikawa, 26, has five career PGA Tour wins, including two major championships. 

Their Californian rivals Schauffele and Cantlay have their own fair share of successes as well. 

Cantlay, 31, has eight career PGA Tour victories while Schauffele, 29, has seven. 

Although he's one half of the defending champions this week, Cantlay has been a hot topic on the PGA Tour for all the wrong reasons in the leading days to the tournament. 

After Brooks Koepka accused Cantlay and Viktor Hovland of playing "brutally slow" during the final round of The Masters, Cantlay has become the unenviable face of slow play on the PGA Tour. 

Matt Fitzpatrick, who won the RBC Heritage on Sunday while playing alongside Cantlay and Jordan Spieth, was reportedly "pretty upset" with Cantlay's pace along with Spieth. 

Fitzpatrick later slammed slow play on the PGA Tour, calling it "a disgrace" in an interview with Sky Sports Golf. 

But as the focus slowly switches to Cantlay as the defending champion this week, Homa and Morikawa were asked if there would be any "trash talk" between the two California teams. 

"I don't think Pat talks trash," Homa said of Cantlay. "I don't think he'd be the greatest person to get into a trash talking spat with."

He added:

"Xander is the most underrated person out here when it comes to that. But yeah, them two, especially Pat, Pat is pretty quiet, so I think you could say the meanest thing ever to him and he'd just nod at you and continue to walk."

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