Max Homa, PGA Tour Twitter’s Resident Strange ManThere was a new story to tell on social media after arriving in Michigan for the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
He and his wife, Lacey, prefer to eat at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn, but their latest visit to the hotel and restaurant could end with an arrest. Lacey is pregnant with her first child, and Max knew her “pregnancy brain” had started when she went to the establishment in search of water.
She went straight to Henry’s fridge and took the bottle of water without paying, but luckily, she remembered where she was before leaving the premises.
“I was like, ‘Okay, I guess I might need to apologize to someone.’ We’ll figure it out,” Max said of the unintentional theft. “But yeah, it’s fun. Yesterday was the first baby appointment I’ve missed. But everything else has been really cool to look at, and looking at that part of life, it’s a reminder that golf isn’t everything. There are so many things that will make you happy and give you even more fun.”
Amidst the controversial prominence of LIV Golf, Homa remained focused on more enjoyable matters, such as becoming a father for the first time. He has finished six in the top-25 in his last eight starts on the Tour. He also started playing alongside Tiger Woods at The British Open two weeks ago and took part in the Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday for the second year in a row.
Homa, number 11 in the FedEx Cup standings, did not initially plan to play the Rocket Mortgage Classic for the third time in four years. But his hopes of breaking into the Top 10 before the FedEx St. Jude Championships made for a trip to Detroit. Before Michigan, however, he enjoyed watching one of golf’s greatest players chase down leaders Scotty Scheffler and Cameron Smith at St. Andrews.
“The thing I’ll remember the most was probably the 18th (hole) walk, simply because it was a historic moment,” Homa said of grouping with Woods at The Open. “One of those things that I think people would say is, ‘I’ll never forget where I was…’ And, like, I was there. So I thought that was neat. And it’s nice to see that the fans Show them the utmost respect they have earned.”
Die-hard Los Angeles Dodgers fan — and part-time Detroit Lions supporter, ever since his friend Jared Goff was acquired from the Los Angeles Rams in January 2021 — cheered about the energy during the Tigers’ 10-innings, 6-4 victory. Defeat San Diego Padres: “The energy is good. I mean, they haven’t been very good for a short period of time, but they have Miguel Cabrera, so to hear everyone go crazy when he got up to bat Nice. … I get to root against the Padres, so it’s always a pleasure to have a dog in the fight.”