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An Inside Look at Max Homa WITB



Max Homa has become a top player and fan favorite on the PGA Tour because of his play and his connection with fans on social media.

The 33-year-old California native has been a full-time player on the PGA Tour since 2019, winning his first tournament that year in the Wells Fargo Championship. In 2021, he recorded his second win, this time in the Genesis Invitational in a playoff at the Riviera Country Club in his home state of California. He regularly attended the tournament growing up in nearby Valencia. It was such a momentous victory, he became emotional in an interview with CBS’ Amanda Renner. “Been watching this tournament my whole life when I fell in love with golf. Wow, I didn’t think I’d be like this. Tiger Woods is another reason I’m into golf…Los Angeles it’s the City of Champions – Dodgers, Lakers and me now. It’s a weird feeling.”

Seventh months later he won the Fortinet Championship, then defended his title in the 2022 Fortinet Championship. Early in 2023 he won the Farmers Insurance Open. Later in the year he won the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

He has become a key member of the U.S. teams in the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup.

He has also vaulted into the top-10 in the Official World Golf Ranking along the way.

Homa has been constantly improving his play and making changes in his equipment along the way, though he has remained consistent to Titleist and has switched to its newer clubs or ball to help promote the brand.

These are the predominant clubs he uses and ball, along with some comments he has made overall it all in interviews with GOLF.com, Two Guys Talking About Golf and Subpar, and some additional information from GOLF MONTHLY:


TSR3 (10-degree head set to 9.25 degrees of loft).

SHAFT: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black 65 TX.

“Very similar to the last one, a little bit less spin on mishits, things that we care about. You need to drive the ball well on Tour to be successful. Fortunately, this thing has been quite good to me.”


TSR2+ 3-wood (14.5 degrees)

SHAFT: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Red

TSR2 5-wood (21 degrees)

SHAFT: Fukikura Ventus Blue 9 TX

“The 3-wood, it’s kind of like a 4-wood with a 16.5 degrees, which helps me get up in the air and stop it. These days 3-woods are becoming more and more obsolete, which is a shame. I love hitting my 3-wood. I use this a lot off the tee and I like to hit a little stinger, a fairway finder, and on the par-5s (it’s perfect).”


TITLEIST T100S (4-5)

TITLEIST 620MB (6-9)

SHAFTS: All fitted with KBS $ Taper 130 X

Like mostly everybody, I have a 9-iron to a 4-iron. My 5-iron is the T 100, so it’s slightly bigger. I hit it a lot higher, the sweet spot feels bigger. The 4-iron is a T 100s. It’s the same idea. There’s like a stigma about playing blades when you’re really good at playing golf and it’s not true. It just depends on what fits your swing and your spin numbers and launch numbers. When I have 4-iron and 5-iron, they’re so easy to hit. I think it’s always easier to bring flight down than add flight. You end up changing your mechanics in a bad way to hit it higher. So to just hit a normal shot and watch the thing launch to the moon, it’s like a humongous benefit. The 4-iron and 5-iron cut through the turf even better. It’s marrying a lot of things. I really strongly rep the 100 and 100s series for the really good golfers and even the guys who are a notch below if you are looking for a little bit more pop. The 100s are incredible. I could end up going (all the way) down to the 9-iron at some point. I’ve always struggled with my chipping, which has always kind of been my bug-a-boo.”


Vokey SM10s (P, G, S, L): All have his first and last names on the soles and letters instead of loft degree, designed by Aaron Dill, Vokey wedge rep on the PGA Tour.

“Every time I’ve asked Aaron, he’s always gone to the simpler version. He’s so thoughtful and so smart. Sometimes I think I’ll think it needs some drastic change or make a big modification or a small one and he says, ‘this is fine, this is why it’s doing that, this is why it should work.’ The other players (on the Tour) says (the letters on the sole) is cool. It feels kind of old school. Like when you have a set as a kid with the initials. You don’t know what loft it is, but you know it’s a lob wedge. That’s definitely the favorite part of my set.”


Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5

“I had always putted with the blade my whole life, and I switched to the PHANTOM 5.5x a few years ago and all of sudden became decent at putting. I like the way it swings. I try to use my blade at home on my little mat and I feel lost. It’s funny how every once in a while you’ve got to make a little switch that makes you feel confident and make golf as easy as possible.


Pro V1 2023 (newest version, previously used 2021 and 2019)

“When you change one thing in a golf ball typically it’s going to change something else, too. You’ll drive it better, but they’ll fly a little bit different with the irons. Just getting used to that is a bit hard. It just takes a lot of time. Having a ball that you can trust and you know is very important. Switching it is hard, but we’re talking hundreds of revs to spin not like thousands. For us that matters and for most people that really shouldn’t matter.”  

Perry Lefko
Perry Lefko
Perry Lefko is an award-winning writer who has published nine books, three of them bestsellers. He has been involved in sports writing for more than 35 years and has interviewed many superstar athletes. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and enjoys watching golf and playing it.

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