Homa wins the Genesis after beating Finau and Rahm finishes fifth

The American beat his compatriot in the tiebreaker to claim his fourth professional title. Rahm had one last big day to beat Dustin Johnson.

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The American Max Homa was proclaimed this Sunday champion of the Genesis Invitational, of the PGA Tour, after beating his compatriot Tony Finau in a second hole of the playoffs, after having both completed the fourth round tied with the sum of 272 strokes (-12) .

Homa, a native of Los Angeles, achieved his fourth professional title, his second on the PGA Tour, after winning his first on May 5, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship.

The new champion of the tournament, which was played at the Riviera Country Club, in Pacific Palisades (California), got into the fight for the title by completing the fourth round with a signed card of 66 strokes (-5) after having been perfect throughout the route.

The best was Finau, who achieved a record of eight birdies, but committed a bogey in the 15th that in the end would cost him to reach the tiebreaker with Homa.

Both started the playoff on par 4 of the 10th hole, which was what they did to go to the 14th hole with a par of three and there Homa covered it with three impacts, while Finau made a bogey that cost him to run out of what would have been his second PGA Tour title.

Finau was looking to end a five-year winless drought dating back to the 2016 Puerto Rico Open. Since then, Finau has achieved 36 top-10 finishes and 20 top-five finishes, but no titles.

Homa hit the ball just over ten feet on the green and missed his birdie putt. But Finau, whose tee shot found the left bunker, failed to putt to save par.

New champion succeeded Australian Adam Scott, winner in 2020.

Homa with his victory took 550 FedEx Cup points instead of the typical 500 and gets a three-year exemption on the tour instead of the usual two.

He also received a prize money of $ 1,675,000, almost 35 percent of the total income he had earned so far as a professional ($ 4,691,542) .

While Finau, 31, received $ 1,013,700 in prize money. His compatriot Sam Burns, 24, who led the first three rounds of the tournament, finished in third place with the sum of 273 strokes (-11) and with a profit of $ 641,700.

The Spanish Jon Rahm made his best route by signing a 66-stroke card (-5) that allowed him to add 277 (-7) and finished in fifth place, which he shared with the Norwegian Viktor Hovland and the English Matthews Fitzpatrick after coming back 13 Ranking positions.

Rahm, who had saved the third round at the beginning of the Sunday session, had been suspended on Saturday due to lack of light, with the pair of 72 strokes, he found his best touch at the beginning of the fourth.

The second best player in the world, who consolidates his position, made seven birdies and made two bogeys on holes 8 and 14, which prevented him from having fought for the fourth place that was won by Australian Cameron Smith.

The American Dustin Johnson, the number one in the world, finished in eighth place after losing six after delivering a score of 72 hits (+1) and adding 278 (-6) .

As for the Latin American players, the Chilean Joaquín Niemann, who went from more to less, and the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz, handed over cards of 72 (even) and 70 (-1) to add both 285 strokes (+1) and shared 43rd with seven other golfers.



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