The 2022 Wells Fargo Championship did not disappoint, at least from a fan’s perspective. A handful of the best players showed their colors while many underdogs came through too.
Max Homa was able to grind out a crucial win to get back on track at just the right time. Other golfers in the field were very close to adding this one to their portfolio of wins.
Who is Max Homa?
Homa has now earned the 29th spot according to the world golf rankings. His recent victory is his second on the Tour season, which was the Fortinet Championship back in September.
With this victory, he is alongside Scottie Scheffler, Sam Burns, Cameron Smith and Hideki Matsuyama for golfers that have multiple victories this year. Not a bad selection to be grouped into.
As a result of his efforts finishing the tournament at -8, Homa was able to take home $1,620,000. His two shot lead over second was a close call, but lucky enough to get the job done.
Top Players in the Field Performances
Keegan Bradley, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Cameron Young all tied for second at -6. They each were able to take home $681,000 for their performances.
Bradley had an opportunity to take the victory or at least tie for a chance at a playoff. In the final round, he shot two over par that dropped him down to second place.
Bradley has one thing to be excited about, regardless if he won or not. His recent performance propelled him into the top 60 world golf rankings, which are only invited to play the U.S. Open at The Country Club at Brookline, Massachusetts.
Fitzpatrick, now 18th in the world rankings, had a great final round and nearly had a shot to catch up to first. A few missed opportunities here and there prevented him from gaining any more momentum.
Young, sliding up to 38th in the world rankings, had the best final day out of anyone in the top five, with a -4 performance out of nowhere to spring into second place. He was not entirely out of contention, but he was aiming for his chance to potentially tie.
Rory McIlroy had a solid few rounds of golf to carry him over into the top five. While this was not a disappointment, you could argue that he should have been closer to the action and potentially win.
At least he was able to claim $369,000 for his efforts. Now he has a great opportunity to walk into the next event with a chance to win another major with positive momentum.
Tony Finau might have been one of the bigger disappointments over the weekend. As a solid favorite to win this event, he finished tied for 41 and shot five over par.
Finau earned $33,750 for his performance in this tournament. He has some business to take care of if he wants to rebound in the next tournament.